An artist is often asked “why did you paint this subject matter?” And this is the “why” of “Beavertail Lighthouse at Dusk.” By the way, this painting recently sold!
Inspiration for “Dusk” came about on a very blustery day. We wanted to check out the waves at Beavertail Park in Rhode Island because someone on Facebook posted how choppy the waters were on the bay. So off we went on an adventure looking for waves.
Upon our arrival, we discovered not quite as choppy as we thought but very blustery and chilly. I, as usual, stayed in the car and watched Dan wander around camera in hand. Too cold to do any “plein air” painting. He captured the essence of the day as it traveled into dusk and another painting was born. This one is on the large side–32″W by 62″L and was on display at the Ethel Walker School Bell Library located in Simsbury, Conncticut. And it sold from this exhibit. We were very excited to have it travel to a new home. This is the third time Dan painted the Beavertail Light and all three paintings sold. Picture of the Ethel Walker School Chapel….perhaps another painting?
Here is his poem:
Dreams in the dusk,
Only dreams closing the day
And with the day’s close going back
To the gray things, the dark things,
The far, deep things of dreamland.
Dreams, only dreams in the dusk,
Only the old remembered pictures
Of lost days when the day’s loss
Wrote in tears the heart’s loss.
Tears and loss and broken dreams
May find your heart at dusk.
Victor Borge was once called “the funniest pianist on Earth” by The Washington Post. He toured the world for decades with his popular one-man show, which mixed classical piano performance with quips, wordplay and pratfalls.
Name at Birth: Børge Rosenbaum.
Born: January 3, 1909 (age 108), Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 23, 2000
My grandmother, Omi, and I always looked forward to seeing him on TV. He was wonderful!