|Joan Cole in Pumpkin Parade Mode|
The "scariest" painting I have right now is "Rainy Sunrise on Monhegan" which I described painting in an earlier blog post.
|"Rainy Sunrise at Whitehead, Monhegan," 14 x 11" acrylic on Irish linen on gatorboard||ion|
On Halloween of 2005, I painted a piece I titled "Pumpkin Flood.'' That was the year that the Connecticut River rose so high, it tore pumpkins right off the vines growing in the alluvial fields along the rivers' banks from the Vermont border, through Massachusetts and Connecticut and into the Long Island Sound. Painting down at the town dock in Deep River, I could watch pumpkins floating by as I worked! I'm sorry I can't show you that painting, but I can't find a photograph of it and it was sold long ago. Just one more reminder that I should make it a habit to photograph ALL my paintings as soon as I finish them.
Guess I should have painted in a pumpkin patch this year, so I'd have an appropriate painting for tonight's show. Maybe next year! Well, you'll just have to come check out the M&M jack-o-lanterns I carved last night, and get your treat of M&Ms at Maple & Main Gallery! See you there....