Last week I kicked off this blog, and in doing so, announced I was off to start a new painting. I quickly discovered I needed to go shopping for canvas, paint and a few new brushes (an artist can never have enough brushes). I returned home and searched for a photograph to paint and when I finally selected one, it was too late to get started. Instead I left all my new materials and printed photographs out for the next morning and had a hot fudge sundae with the kids. [caption id="attachment_104" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Greeting The Morning Sun" ~ Chatham, MA ~ Oil, 16x20[/caption] Over the course of the last week, depending on drying times of the paint, I completed my painting of the Bay View cottage at Chatham Bars Inn. The cottage sits high on the property near the main inn and overlooks the ocean. The South Lawn is visible below by the shoreline where the Inn schedules family activities like wiffle ball and croquet and there is a line of Adirondack chairs waiting in the early morning sun for vacationers to sit and enjoy the view. During the week I watched a lot of movies while painting - two are listed in the title of the blog. I also took pictures along the way to document the painting -- hope you enjoy the video of the process. I am off to start a smaller work this week before I leave for Chatham . . .