July 6, 2010

Artists by the Sea for Hospice

Hayfield, 7 x 10", watercolour, July 2010
This is a recent plein air peice, that shows the field across the road from where I grew up. It is a recurring subject for me.  I am enjoying having the chance to paint it several times while I am here.  Already it looks different, as the hay has now been cut, baled and safely stored in the barn for the winter.  It was the first time that I was home to help with the haying in years, and it was a lot of fun.  It was work, but good work.  I did take a break from some of the last load to take lots of photos which I hope to turn into paintings sometime in the future. 

This weekend will see artists from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia gather together in St Andrews, NB, to  paint and make other artworks in support of the Hospice of Charlotte. The art works will be auctioned off through silent auction at the St Andrews Legion Hall (corner of Queen and Princess Royal in St Andrews).

Auction Details:
Saturday July 10, the Legion is open at 11 am, there are two auctions, closing at 2 pm and at 5 pm.
Sunday July 11, the Legion opens at 2 pm and the auction closes at 4 pm.

There will also be a gallery show of framed works by the artists involved in this event at Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Center running over the same weekend.  Contact the gallery for more details. 

Hospice of Charlotte provides practical, emotional and psycho-social support to terminally ill people and their families to improve their quality of living and dying. Services include care-giver respite, transportation, information and resources, bereavement and grief support, volunteer training, complementary therapies and community education. These services are provided to residents of Charlotte County, Grand Manan, Campobello Island and Deer Island.

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  1. Beautiful painting Poppy and I hope that your events raise a lot of money for a great cause.

  2. the sky is gorgeous - Washes are ternder