An Artist’s Journey and a Vineyard in Stonington, Connecticut….”The Vineyard”

Hi all,

Dan and I were heading back from Rhode Island to Connecticut on a very cold, damp and misty March day, and decided to get off the highway and grab a bite in Stonington, Connecticut. We enjoy eating at local establishments that are nestled on the harbor. Actually, Stonington is one of our favorite places to visit, and Dan is always on the look out for subject matter to put on canvas.
"The Vineyard" (Stonington, Connecticut) by Daniel S. Dahlstrom

As we headed toward the water, we passed a vineyard and this caused much excitement on my part. I became very adamant about checking it out. Dan had been discussing doing a painting series based on vineyards, and this was a good jumping off point to do that series, and so we headed down the driveway of the Saltwater Farm Vineyard. Even on this misty, mystical March day, the grounds were beautiful.

Dan grabbed his camera and headed off to find inspiration for his next composition and inspiration he did find. The inspiration came from the configuration of the tree, the pathway winding past the tree, and the “lines of vines.” The viewer can wonder where the path will take him or her, and the journey in the vineyard. Thus the birth of the composition, “The Vineyard” began.

We will be checking out the vineyard again in April or May and Dan will do a spring painting, and am very excited to see what that will bring to his creativity.

This painting is on display and available at the Mystic Arts Center (Dan is a member of this organization):

Annual Members Exhibition of 2014

Annual Members Exhibition of 2014

The Annual Members Exhibit–2014 will be on view in the Charles Davis Gallery and the Anthony P. Halsey Gallery. All media will be displayed at the exhibit.
Mystic Arts Center
9 Water Street
Mystic, Connecticut 06355 Phone: 860.536.7601

Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Exhibit runs from January 17 to March 1, 2014 (ends at 5:00pm)

Love this quote and so true

Love this quote and so true

Wishing you a good one,

Our picture---Nancy, the Blogger and Dan, the Artist

Our picture--Nancy, the Blogger and Dan, the Artist

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