Starting a new painting: Afternoon Sailing in Edgartown

When we were up in Massachusetts in August we had the chance to visit Martha’s Vineyard for a day and walk around Edgartown, where my family used to go in the summers when I was a kid. I haven’t been back in over 20 years, so it was interesting to see the place as an adult with kids of my own, and give a small nostalgia tour for them. Through adult eyes, the whole place seemed three-quarter sized.

We took the Chappy Ferry across to Chappaquiddick and let the kids play on the small beach facing the Edgartown warf. I enjoyed watching the daysailors scooting out as the yachts came in. One of the small sailboats caught my eye, and I planned to paint it. I am just now getting to it. Here is the framing drawing. Thanks for reading.



One thought on “Starting a new painting: Afternoon Sailing in Edgartown

  1. davidtripp November 17, 2013 / 10:05 pm

    Wow, Corey, I sense an Edward Hopperesque watercolor coming out of this one. I too am glad to see you picking up the brush again. It seems we both have been busy with work–too busy to pursue the sublime act of painting. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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