More Cohasset Harbor Reflections

Harbor Reflections, Cohasset, MA

Harbor Reflections, Cohasset, MA

The Class of 1963 of Cohasset High School recently celebrated their 50th high school. My sister, Janet suggested that I might consider donating a giclee of the pastel painting that I did of our hometown harbor for a silent auction whose proceeds were to benefit the local food bank. It seemed like a win-win situation, so I packaged and shipped the matted giclee print off to Cohasset for the event. As planned, the reunion weekend which was held this past weekend was a success. The Saturday night dinner was held in one of the galleries at the South Shore Arts Center. One of her classmates bid on the giclee “Harbor Reflections”. The Food Bank receives a donation, the classmate has a momento to give to his sister of their hometown, and I welcome the opportunity to keep the conversation going about my art. Yes, it is a win-win situation.


Love What You Paint

 It is the week of Valentine’s Day- and Love is in the air…

Which reminds me of something that Jim McVickers wrote about making art.  “Paint what you know.” It seems that when I have painted a place that I really know, it makes for a strong piece.  It has been said that the artist Pisarro once said to his son, Lucien, “If I could do life over- I would stay in one place for 25 years.” 

I was fortunate to have spent my first 25 years in Cohasset, MA.  It is a special place that I know well and love.  In fact the lighthouse off the rocky coast of Cohasset Harbor,  Minot’s Ledge Light blinks: 1-4-3 (which means “I Love You” to the romantics who see it’s beacon.)

Here is the progression of the studio painting, “Harbor Reflections, Cohasset”,  I first used tape to mask and preserve the white areas of the boats and railing.  Pastel is an opaque medium, so I first underpainted certain areas in watercolor to capture some of the glow from the reflections near the rowboats before passing over the area with pastels.  So many memories of the seacoast town that I love!



Final:"Harbor Reflections, Cohasset"