This is a section of a painting that I donated to the Tiverton Land Trust at their event on Thursday evening. I was a bit disappointed at the low winning big (roughly 1/3 of what it would be listed at in a gallery). HOWEVER, it wasn't framed.... OK, and I was happy that someone who also valued the Land Trust would have it in their home.
Then... as it would turn out... the Red Dory was going to the owner of the new restaurant near my home... and the name of his restaurant, The Red Dory, was the inspiration for a small series of paintings I did, including THIS one. And I met him and he was so nice and he and my husband brainstormed about the way they should develop the empty gas station across the street from the new restaurant, at the beach. And they came up with - a big gazebo... which would be really really nice - and would allow Tiverton residents to sit in the shade and enjoy the wonderful view. (We will not mention that I have been saying this all along, right?).
At any rate, it was a wonderful night, with a fabulous sunset, an amazing moonset closely following (a red crescent moon - so unusual!). Great food, fun beverages, lively conversation and great auction items - I was proud to be among the donators!