Gully Point Cove

It’s no fun to paint on a windy day. The paper dries too fast and the easel is always threatening to topple over.  That’s why I went up to Gully Point Cove in Rockport early in the morning while the sea was relatively calm. As I painted, the wind slowly picked up until I had to hold the easel down with my free hand. So absorbed was I in trying to complete the painting that I didn’t notice a crowd gathering nearby, hands shielding their eyes, staring and pointing out to sea. When I looked out to see what the commotion was, I witnessed a dramatic kayak rescue. Later in the day I met the young man who had to be picked up by the coast guard boat and I was relieved to find out that he was fine. I guess it’s no fun to kayak on a windy day either.

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11 Comments on “Gully Point Cove”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Love seeing your sketches everyday. How long does each sketch typically take?
    And thanks again for sharing with us.

    • Glad you like them Elizabeth. Thanks for letting me know.
      Typically each sketch takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Of course some of the things I post are paintings and they take about two hours.

  2. Miz Dee says:

    Lovely, lovely! Glad you were out on the water.

  3. Les says:

    I read your post and thought maybe the crowd had gathered because of your painting. They should have. 🙂

    • Thanks Les! There is such a large and talented art community in Rockport. I think residents are so used to painters on the side of the road they never even glance at them.

  4. Kristiina Sakai says:

    Very glad the kayaker is all right. Your paintings/sketches gorgeous a sever. – Justcurious; are you in Rockport, Massachusets or Maine?

  5. rhonda@bromoc.com says:

    Once again….a truly lovely piece~!! It’s so refreshing and I love the balance of warm and cool. Very pretty as always 🙂


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