Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A day painting watercolor flowers at lovely gardens

When I found out about a workshop in watercolor flower painting given by my favorite art teacher, Mary La Forge, I couldn't resist.  Although Mary gives painting classes in her home in Lyme, Connecticut, this was the perfect backdrop to paint flowers in watercolor.
 The flower garden at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut is lovely.
This week is the garden fest at the museum.
 Iris, peach Poppies and white arbors.
The Florence Griswold Museum has some wonderful history for artists and continues to offer many art programs.
 Some of my favorite flowers were in bloom.
Sweet pink summer roses.
 The art center was as charming as the gardens.  The history of the Lyme Art Colony is amazing.
We spent Monday painting inside with Mary. The class was on painting daisies, and it brought me back to 27 years ago when Mary first taught me how to paint in watercolor in her studio in Pennington, New Jersey.  Mary and her husband attended our wedding and invited Sarah into her gardens to pick flowers when she was two years old.
 The pink peonies called my name.
 Sweet Summer love....who could ask for anything more?
Well, the workshop continues tomorrow, and I promise to share more photos.

Mary lives and teaches in Lyme, Connecticut.  
If you would like more information about her painting classes and workshops, 
please contact her at (860) 526-8342.
Mary also does some beautiful portraits
of Bridal Bouquets on commission.

Bridal Bouquet portrait by
Mary Green La Forge

Saturday, June 06, 2015

A Day in the Cape

 One of the best parts of being back in Massachusetts is taking a trip to Cape Cod.  It's a short drive to the Cape from our home here.  This beach is one of the many beaches in Dennis.

I found this wonderful video of the town of Sandwich.  If you look closely, you will see my favorite shop The Spotted Cod.  When you visit Sandwich, be sure to stop by Beth's Bakery & Cafe for some amazing pastry and a great cup of coffee.
 Thomas Dexter's Grist Mill in Sandwich is so lovely.
This bird was perched onto of a well pump near the mill.
I love Sandwich, and here are some places that I I just had to photograph and share. This door belongs to the Black Yarn shop in Sandwich. The shop is filled with a wonderful selection of yarns, patterns and books.
 I love that on the way to Heritage Gardens, you can peek across the pond, and see lovely reflections of beautiful homes.
 Such a wonderful home in Sandwich.  I can't wait for the Blue Hydrangeas to be in bloom in July at the Heritage Gardens.
 Sandwich is famous for it's amazing boardwalk.
This home is right on the beach in Dennis.

I'll be sharing more photos that I took last week in in the Cape.  Have a beautiful day.

All my finds are my own, I am not paid to advertise...I just love the lovely places that I frequent on Cape Cod.