winter sherbert and mottled clouds. Daybreak sky #GloucesterMa

20 minutes. Jan. 29, 2023. Good Harbor Beach / Brier Neck. Long Beach. Gloucester & Rockport, MA.

12 snapshots. Pinch and zoom or double click for full size.

Storm at sunrise was 50° Surf & Wind. 3 hr to Next High Tide #GloucesterMA

Jingle Bell Storm rise sunrise photos Dec. 23, 2022, about 3 hours before the next high tide: Power is on at Long Beach; Creek level at Good Harbor Beach footbridge; Salty Salt Island; Twin Lights, Thacher Island – sunrise spray and waves; Back Shore

8 AM No power outages reported on Cape Ann – 60,000+ in Mass.- http://mema.mapsonline.net/

9AM Update – 1000+ outages in Gloucester

Magnolia Sunshine is signed and done! Emily Grace mural for Bravo by the Sea #GloucesterMA

Gloucester artist, Emily Grace, has delivered a bold delight downtown. Magnolia Sunshine, her vivid new mural for the exterior wall of Bravo by the Sea , is complete and its immediacy lures you in.

I asked Emily about her inspiration and design:

“I was so glad when Beth (Beth Gibeley Panagos, Bravo owner) asked me to do my own style for the mural. All of the shapes and bright colors are the way I love to work and it’s just awesome when you get someone to commission you for something and they really want YOU. When thinking about the art for the space, we knew it needed to be Gloucester themed, and then we thought it would be great if it could be Magnolia themed since Beth and I both live in Magnolia.

I’m so honored to be able to bring my work right to Main St, it’s one of my favorite places on Earth, being a Gloucester girl!”

Emily Grace, November 2022

Emily Grace finished “Magnolia Sunshine” on Nov. 27, 2022. Did you spot the cherished landmarks? The completed mural features local scenes: a sunny surrealist horizon and lush floral border, Magnolia pier, harbor, and Kettle Island.

Emily Grace resides in Gloucester and is a Junior Painting Major at Salem State. You can see more Emily Grace art here: Instagram: @e.grace.art and Etsy ArtbyEmilyGStudio

Artist | Emily Grace

Commission | Bravo by the Sea, Main St. Gloucester, MA.

Bravo for Emily Grace Mural for Bravo by the Sea! photos: C. Ryan Nov. 30, 2022.

Here comes the sun- New mural 131 Main Street at the back of Bravo by the Sea, Gloucester

Building at the corner of 131 Main Street [Bravo by the Sea (formerly Larsen’s)]

view from Hancock Street between Main Street and Rogers St (formerly Topside corner) and back up to City Hall

ARTIST | EMILY GRACE

work underway –

Powdered Rooftops and Streets #GloucesterMA Winter snow

Winter walks and drives after snow storms February 15 and February 26, Gloucester, Mass.

Feb. 26 Powdered roofs and streets

on the morning after snowstorm left 8-10″

Feb. 26 – Boulevard and beaches

Feb. 26 Shades of Blue and powder

February 15, 2022 sunrise

February 15, 2022 Looking for Hibbard

Thinking about all the colors in snow with light and shadow, and artists impressions of white, prompted a brief mission to Cape Ann Museum followed by a Rockport confirmation pass. (I know the Motif has been rebuilt and situated, and the Hibbard hill is fancy. Still. The thrill of tracing is immediate here!)

Cape Ann and Monhegan Island Vistas, CAM temporary exhibition did not disappoint and marked a rare stop since pre-covid. In January 2021 I was masked and looking at another Hibbard on display at CAM.

artists specific to this post – Aldro Hibbard, Henry Martin Gasser, Don Stone

Marsh Rothko #GloucesterMA

motif Monday photo: view across the marsh at the back of Good Harbor Beach

photo: portrait of David Cox at MFA, Boston, Rothko exhibition 2018

photos same morning, minus Rothko effects: sunrise motif with signs; when even the parking lot…

WILD WAVE WEEKEND TOUR #GLOUCESTERMA GOOD HARBOR BEACH, TWIN LIGHTS, STRAITSMOUTH ISLAND LIGHT, BRACE COVE

Spectacular wildy waves after the March 6th storm. And stunning sunrise this am. Photos from around the back shore of Cape Ann, from Gloucester to Rockport, taken Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.