Eleven painting friends convened at Deer Island today, in the middle of the Merrimack River between Newburyport and Amesbury, Massachusetts, for some fresh air, laughter and, yes, some painting. Thanks to Todd Bonita there were plenteous muffins and, thanks to Tom Bailey, a vat of hot java.
There was river fog to begin, but soon it brightened up, becoming a sunny day at 72 degrees. Here's a photo of the view downstream, toward the ocean.
And a photo of the assembled group...
|L-R, Back Row: Barrett McDevitt, Stan Moeller, Frank Hyer, DJ, Tom Bailey. L-R, front row: Brent Rosko, Alastair Dacey, Chris Volpe, Todd Bonita, Nick Corvinus, Mike Dorsey|
|Barrett, Stan, a sliver of Tom, DJ....all hard at work|
|Todd, Frank, Barrett, Chris, and a sliver of Stan...all equally hard at work.|
|Mike, Chris, Tom, DJ, Brent?, and Alastair, discussing the meaning of life.|
|Todd demonstrating that real men aren't bothered by high tide|
|Chris and Alastair|
|What's His Name|
|Nick getting his feet wet|
Apologies to Stan and Tom, to whom I didn't say goodbye as I slinked off.
Thanks to Nick for his great photos.
We shall do it again.