Monday, March 31, 2008

A Cottage Called Al-Fred, 9x12 oil

This little gem of a cottage is on Cape Cod, and my friends and I paint there a couple of times a year with my dear friend Joan Brancale, who is a fabulous painter. (She's been featured in magazines, and her art has been advertised in American Art Collector). This painting started out as a plein air painting, and I worked on it in the studio to fine tune it a little bit. I love the feeling of crispness of the air, when I look at it I can smell the salt water off to the left. I wanted to sit on those red adirondak chairs and watch the water!
Oh, and we were so curious as to the whole 'Al-Fred' sign - turns out that the couple is something like Aline and Fred, hence Al-Fred, :)


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I miss you both.
Is this at that little 'camp' near Joanie where all the little cottages used to be shacks? I love that place.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Yes, it's that place, Mar. Let's paint there again this Spring!