The Portuguese Bend Art Colony will present their 10th annual exhibition, Reflections of the Peninsula, in conjunction with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the new Terranea Resort, September 18 - October 3, 2009, and opening to the public this Saturday, September 19 from 1-4 p.m. Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum, will give a lecture at 2:00 p.m. A good portion of the sales from this annual event go to help land preservation in the area.
Portuguese Bend Art Colony
I'm heading back to Maine next week to join a great group of artists to paint in Port Clyde. These are some sketches that I did in September and October 2006 on my first trip to Maine with members of the Portuguese Bend Art Colony. We stayed at Edward Redfield's house in Boothbay Harbor and also out on Monhegan Island, 10 miles off the coast. In the sketch above you can just barely make out Monhegan way off in the distance.
Cloud Reflections, Southport Island, Maine, 8" x 8", Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell
Maine has such a wonderful renewing sense to it, a simplicity, and has such a special artistic heritage too. I'm sure we'll get a lot of great pieces out of the trip.
Thanks, Frank, I'm going to add to your idea and link to everyone on the trip: