CHASING BUTTERFLIES!

I spent the weekend chasing butterflies and will post more about the historical migration we are currently experiencing, along with the fantastic Monarch celebration at The Stevens Coolidge Place in Andover, when I have more than a few moments to write a post.

And I discovered several more of the magical butterfly trees that the migrating Monarchs roost in on cooler nights, and figured out how to find them!!! More about that in a future post, too ūüôā

Butterfly tree at day’s end.

Neal Hughes Paints At The Dock For The Cape Ann Plein Air Event In Town This week

About Neal Hughes:

Check out his website here- https://www.nealhughes.com/about.htm

“New Jersey artist Neal Hughes uses his considerable artistic skills as an act of celebration and testament, and he is rewarded with inspiration that helps him make creative decisions that elevate his oil landscapes.”
– 
M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, American Artist Magazine.

  

Neal Hughes is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and resides in the historic town of Moorestown , New Jersey .

A former illustrator, Neal has been painting professionally for over 30 years. His work has been accepted into many local and national juried exhibitions such as the American Impressionist Society National Exhibition and Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions. His work has also been juried into the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the ARC Salon and the National Exhibition of The American Society of Marine Artists.

Plein air painting awards include Best Plein Air painting December/January 2016 Plein Air Salon,  Artists Choice Award – Door County Plein Air Festival 2017, First Place – Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival 2017, Second Place – Cape Ann Plein Air 2017, Best Nocturne – Solomons Island Plein Air Festival 2017, Third Place – Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2017, First Place and Artists Choice Award – Plein Air Rockies 2016, Second Place – Cape Ann Plein Air 2016, Artists Choice Award – Mountain Maryland Plein Air Festival 2016, Sourc Tek Award – Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival 2016, First Place – Bath County Plein Air Festival 2015, First Place quick draw – Plein Air Easton 2015, Best Use of Light ‚Äď Easels in Frederick 2015, Wayne Art Center Award ‚Äď Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival 2015, First Place ‚Äď Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Festival 2015.

Other awards include an Award of Excellence from Oil Painters of America at the 2012 Eastern Regional Exhibition, the Maritime Gallery Yachting Award and Awards of Excellence (2006 and 2013) at the prestigious International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport. He was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence at the Fourteenth Annual Art of the Portrait Conference by the Portrait Society of America. In addition, Neal was the grand prize winner of the Utrecht 60th Anniversary Art Competition, winning the top prize out of over 12,000 entries and his work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, American Artist Magazine and other publications.

Neal was elected a ‚ÄúFellow‚ÄĚ of the American Society of Marine Artists and is also a member of the Salmagundi Club in NY, the American Impressionist Society and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

 

About Cape Ann Plein Air 2019: https://capeannpleinair.com/

Cape Ann Plein Air‚Äôs (CAPA) mission is to preserve and promote Cape Ann‚Äôs legacy as the birthplace of American Plein Air painting, and enhance our local economy. This is made possible through the close collaboration of committed supporters from across the region ‚ÄĒ  businesses, regional arts and cultural organizations, and the Cape Ann communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-by-the Sea ‚ÄĒ working with CAPA organizers to offer a robust, weeklong program of painting competitions, exhibitions and education. 

Motif Monday: 3 Long Beach cottages off season construction

Side by side photographs: BEFORE (April 2017) / DURING CONSTRUCTION on the 8s (October 2019)  Stay tuned for After.

88 Long Beach

temporary barrier at 88 Long Beach front row cottage property_ former structure cleared_October 7 2019 photograph©c ryan

68 Long Beach

Behind 28 Long Beach

construction behind 28 Long Beach front row cottage_Oct 2019 photograph©c ryan

 

 

Minglewood + Serenitee = great date night!

I got my annual Serenitee email which added a free entree AND dessert to my card in celebration of my October birthday; which coincided perfectly with my plan to have dinner at Minglewood over the weekend. Our server Jamie expertly delivered our drinks, appetizer, meals and dessert. It was a delightful experience, made even better by a nearly 40% reduction in our final bill! A wonderful date night for us. It’s a no brained….get your own Serenitee card today!

Blood Orange Margarita (yum) and wine:

Fried pickles accompanied by a dill dip (genius move):

Baked Haddock and Baked Seafood Casserole:

Flourless Chocolate Torte:

1606 Live Music Series Wednesday and Thursday Nights!

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Join us every Wednesday and Thursday for our 1606 Live Music Series with local artists from 6-9PM! With full bar bites & dinner menus available, 44 seat bar with lounge, couches, fireplace, and wide screen TV’s, 1606 is a great spot for all to enjoy local live music. There is no cover fee and we also offer complimentary self and valet parking.

1606 Restaurant & Bar is located on the lobby level of Beauport Hotel Gloucester at 55 Commercial Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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