Growing up in America’s Hometown was a great experience. In fact, I can’t say that I could have had a better experience doing so. My family showed me what truly matters in life. The values that I learned while growing up have stuck with me to this day thousands of miles away from where it all began for me. One thing I truly enjoy doing and have done so for years is creating original oil paintings of Plymouth, MA.
I don’t spend nearly as much time as I’d like to up in New England, but when I do, I create art. Not only that, I also meet with collectors, gallery owners, and many other individuals within the industry.
One thing that I’ve recently started doing was create more pieces within what I call the “Plymouth Series.” This series consists of various landscape paintings that have been either created on location or from a photo which I’ve personally taken while visiting the area.
My Plymouth Mass Paintings (Original Artwork)
Let me give you an idea of what the series consists of and rather than simply telling you about the pieces, it’s best if I share them with you. However, before I do, I want to let you know that some of the pieces within the series are unfortunately not for sale. Some have been sold and others are still available for purchase.
I remember not too long ago spending time walking around the wharf. Painting on location down there was a favorite past time of mine and when I saw the Plymouth harbormaster, I was quickly reminded of the good ole’ days when I would take a skiff out on the water just to capture some nice shots off of the jetty. We went as far as going to the long beach in that tiny boat, it was fun all the same.
Speaking of the beach below is a painting of “Lobster Shacks,” that I’ve created. As many of you know, it’s located across from Plymouth Beach. These are two little lobster shacks which are located across from Plymouth beach entrance. It always had colorful lobster buoys and lobster traps piled up, and usually an American flag on one of the buildings. I painted this one summer afternoon in full appreciation of the hard work the lobsterman does to get these delicacies for our enjoyment.
This next piece is a painting of Eel River right across the street from Plymouth beach. I painted this location many times and for such a small stream, it had an ever-changing quality about it depending on the time of the year. I really miss the days of hanging out down there. When I visit this summer, I plan on doing some more painting on location.
I remember years ago, probably 1976 or 1977, setting up my paints in “plein air” settings down on the waterfront and looking back up Leyden Street. An old painting buddy of mine by the name of Sam Evans painted the same scene and was set up right next to me.
Sam had the old Golden Gull Studio on the waterfront and could be seen painting anywhere around the town. I really enjoyed painting at this location and I plan on doing so this summer once again.
If you didn’t know, it’s the oldest street in New England. Here’s a video of someone taking a ride up the street.
I’ve got a plan in place when the weather gets warm to take a trip up, take some photos and paint on location as well. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the pieces feel free to click on the images above to check out the individual pieces. You can also visit the series to see all the pieces associated as I continue to grow the series.
Any location suggestions in the Plymouth, Mass area are certainly welcome!