HARDCOVER, expanded and revised version of The 54!
What began as a self-imposed discipline took on a life of its own.
On April 1, 2020 the Town of Falmouth closed its beach parking lots as a proactive measure to reduce Covid 19 viral spread. It meant I lost the option of painting beach scenes from the front seat of my car. They remained closed until May 24. A total of 54 days.
One year later, March, 2021, I found myself sitting in my car in a beach parking lot, painting and wondering "why didn't I do this more often last year?" Then I remembered. I couldn't get there.
The idea came to me to celebrate how life is different this year. So on April 1, 2021, I began a series of 54 paintings of the Falmouth beaches. My personal commitment was to complete the paintings in 54 days, one a day, every day, by May 24. You hold in your hands the result of that commitment.
In this new expanded version, I include The Other 46, the paintings completed in the 46 days following the completion of the 54 project. They take the alla prima "a painting a day" run to a full 100 days. Please enjoy, and thank you for looking.