Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Painting retreat

(Chris Volpe, me, Beaman Cole and Alistair Dacey. Concord Pond, Woodstock, Maine)

This past weekend I had the good fortune to pack up my painting gear and head up to Concord pond in Woodstock, Maine with some artist friends for few days of painting and tomfoolery. We rented a small rustic cabin on the water with no electricity, it had cold running water and an perfect and serene.
(Chris Volpe painting on Concord Pond).

We painted by day and at night we sat around the fire pit and talked about art, sipping Taliskers single malt scotch and puffing Arturo Fuente was so manly, I could almost feel my chest hairs growing that very evening.

(Beaman Cole Canoeing on Concord Pond).

There was a small island a short canoe ride away that was ideal for a painting excursion. Beaman brought homemade bread, Cinnamon rolls and Blueberry pie. We ate like kings...maybe too much but it was great fun.

(Chris Volpe channeling Jimmy Page)

Chris Volpes Guitar, Alistairs Tortillas, Khona coffee in the morning...some of the simple extras that made this just about as perfect a weekend as your going to get.

Good times my brothers...good times.


Deborah Paris said...

Sounds just about perfect Todd! Will we get to see the paintings?

Anonymous said...

Listening to the music of the not so silent woods, the soft breezes and awe inspiring sunrises and sunsets, tends to quiet the soul. The soft swish of the canoe paddle and the gentle ripples it makes, makes the heart gladder to be alive. Good company to sometimes share it all with...we all need these times to engerize our souls, Todd, don't you think? Good for you for doing it. Great fun! PN

Mary Byrom said...

Very funny! You guys are a hoot. Love the pictures!
The big deal is you guys managed to all get away for a whole weekend to do this!
Can't wait to see what you did. I'll check out your new batch of chest hairs when I see you...

Bruce Sherman said...

Ahoy there Matey!... Looks good on "You"!

Ya gotta have those retreats with kindred spirits... to fire up... and recharge the creative batteries!

Sounded like a perfect place to accomplish those necessary things Todd!

Hope that the family are all well... and inchin' their way up!

Good Painting... and fair (trade)winds!... if ya get the drift!

Warmest regards,

PS I posted a new pic on my blog... just fer ye... my ol' sea dog friend! Drop by!