Monday, December 14, 2015

I've Been Busy This Fall...

ocean painting by New England artist Whitney Heavey
The dogs are asking me, "PLEASE can we go swimming??"
...with commissions and dogs.

One last check before I deliver this triptych to the client.  It's for their dining room.  Later this week I will be posting the other large commission that I'e been working on this fall.

Monday, August 10, 2015

In Case You Missed it*

*it being recent press

Earlier this summer, Debra Lawless, a freelance writer (see her most recent book, Provincetown: A History of Artists and Renegades in a Fishing Village here) met with me at Dunkin Donuts in West Chatham during a torrential rainstorm.   I first met Debra years ago when she wrote a great article on the novel, Dying to Sea, my husband, Frank, had written.  We had reconnected on Facebook a few years ago, so when she contacted me this spring to ask if I would be willing to sit down with her for an interview for a local piece in the Cape Cod Chronicle, I was flattered and excited!

Below is a copy of the article:

Chatham Provides A Home For Artist Whitney Heavey
by Debra Lawless
me trying to look natural in a crowded Dunkin Donuts

Landscape artist Whitney Alexanderson Heavey is known for her beautiful oil paintings of water, sky and the place where the two meet.
“The thing that has inspired me my whole life is the ocean,” Heavey said during an interview one rainy morning last week in the West Chatham Dunkin’ Donuts. “It’s such a challenge to paint.”
Heavey, a Chatham summer resident since the age of 2, is, as she notes, a Pisces. Her grandmother was a painter and sculptor who walked the beach every day collecting beach glass.
Heavey herself began painting watercolors at St. George’s School in Newport, and then majored in studio art at Skidmore College, graduating in 1990. She spent her junior year abroad in Florence, Italy, an art lover’s mecca.
“It was definitely a turning point for me,” she says. “I pushed colors that year. I really broke free of the rules.”
After college she taught art at a small boarding school in Maryland. There she met her future husband Frank, who was then the head of the school’s history department. The pair returned to their roots in Massachusetts so Frank could earn a master’s degree at Harvard University, and eventually settled in Acton. (Since 2013 Frank has served as executive director of the Expect Miracles Foundation.) Heavey, meanwhile, worked as the art buyer for an educational publishing company.
“I loved that job,” she says. After the birth of her daughters — Grace is now 17 and Maddie is 15 – Heavey transitioned into her career as a professional artist. As the girls have gotten older, Heavey has found more time to paint, and “the more I paint, the more I want to paint,” she says. She rents space in an artist’s studio in Maynard where “I can step away from my mom/home life and shut all those distractions off.” A few years ago Heavey won first prize in an All Cape Show at Chatham’s Creative Arts Center. One day she wandered up the street and into the Munson Gallery. She handed one of the employees her card. A few days later the gallery requested to see more of her work. She now credits gallery owner Sally Munson with giving her a start as a professional artist. “I feel like Sally took a chance on me, because I was so green,” Heavey says. The Munson Gallery, which is now an on-line gallery, features 14 of her works, including four diptychs. Munson also displays Heavey’s work in venues around Chatham. You can see Heavey’s paintings at Pisces Restaurant and Bar and The Bistro on Main, Mark August home d├ęcor, and the oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty’s Chatham office. The Munson Gallery sponsored Heavey’s shark for Sharks in the Park. The opening bid is $250 and the online auction will end Aug. 14.
Heavey recently sold a large canvas called “Big Blue” that hung on the wall of Pisces Restaurant. This canvas, measuring 48 by 60 inches, illustrates Heavey’s working method.
Heavey paints multiple canvases simultaneously. While she may begin consulting a photograph she took at the beach, she may not stick to that photograph. Often, after she has mixed and painted with her color, she has some left over. Being a “frugal” person, her inclination is to usethe paint until it is gone, but she has found she can ruin a canvas that way.
“Working on a lot of water/sky paintings, I would put the excess on this canvas [“Big Blue”] and it started coming together,” she says. She believes the success of “Big Blue” came partly because she was not under pressure when she painted it. “My goal is to stay loose and fresh.”
The horizon is high in “Big Blue,” in the top eighth of the canvas. In subtle blues, greens and whites Heavey depicts sunlight glistening on shimmering water. Summer people nostalgic for Chatham’s seascapes during the long, gray winter months would do well to hang a Heavey on their wall. But “I don’t want anyone to buy my art unless they love it,” Heavey says. “It has to speak to you.”
Heavey says that after all these years, Chatham feels more like home to her than any other place.
“Chatham has been the best thing that happened to my art — it’s the best place to sell it,” Heavey says. It has also proven a supportive community in other ways.
Three years ago, Whitney and Frank elected to chronicle on Facebook Whitney’s battle against cancer. She was diagnosed on June 26, 2012, the day after the family arrived in Chatham for the summer. She went to a local medical center thinking she had an allergy that took her breath away; by the end of the day she was in an ambulance heading to Boston for cancer treatments.
Despite the grim news, “it was a happy time,” Heavey recalls. “It gave us time to be here and on the Cape in the summer. It was a very positive place to be.” She is now free of cancer.
While Heavey inspired all who followed her story, the Facebook community “buoyed us — the love and support we got,” Heavey says. “It carried us along.”
For more information on Heavey’s paintings visit www.
Whitney Heavey.

Copy of link to article:

Monday, August 3, 2015

Every Week is Shark Week in Chatham, Cape Cod!

I was really excited when Sally Munson of Munson Gallery (who has shown my work for around 8 years now) asked me if I would like to paint a shark for the Chatham Merchants Association's annual Sharks in the Park event.  This annual event benefits many of the wonderful things the Chatham Merchant's Association does to make Chatham a fun place to live and visit including supporting many local charities.  

I picked my "blank" shark up in April and immediately got excited. The blank shark was bigger and heavier than I had expected. The shape was awesome. I couldn't wait to start the project. The shape made it really fun to paint. The hard part was figuring out what to paint on the surface. I had three ideas so I knew I could paint at least two of them (one on each side...which was great for someone like me who has a hard time picking just one). I decided to paint some "test ideas" on paper because I wanted to make sure I didn't pick a design where a critical element didn't make it onto the shark because of the shark's shape. I cut out small sharks on paper (see trio in collage above) to test these ideas out.  After sanding my shark some and priming it with acrylic gesso I got to work painting the surface with acrylic paint. There was a liberty to painting on a surface that wasn't the typical square or rectangle...perhaps due to the unexpected results on where things would land (or not) within the contour of the shark.  

I think my shark with a different painting on each side would look great suspended in a high ceiling space between two know, like between a kitchen and family room where you could see a different side from each room.   

The shark was completed and delivered under wraps (see picture above with blue painter's tape) to the Kate Gould Park in downtown Chatham on May 15. It was so fun seeing all of the interpretations by various artists. In early July, the sharks moved down the road to the front lawn of the Eldredge Public Library where they are currently on display.

Many of the sharks (including mine) are being auctioned off online here. Bidding ends August 14 at noon. If you can't make it to downtown Chatham this summer to see all the sharks,  check them out through the last link.

It's been a fun summer seeing so many friends posting pictures of themselves (or their kids) with my shark to my Facebook page

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Holding onto Summer!

Perfect Day, 24x24, SOLD

After such a crazy winter with record snowfall in New England this year, I am doing my best to hold onto this Cape Cod summer despite it passing by way too fast.  The constant keep-you-on-your-toes weather changes are baffling at times and force me to be more spontaneous (and sometimes those weather changes are literally from one side of town to the the other)!  At the close of each day, I find myself saying, don't waste a minute tomorrow...take it in, breath that Cape air, live, experience it even if it's just taking a moment to walk down to the water after dinner or stop and take a quick dip in the ocean between real life stuff like work and family.  One of my favorite ways to stay present is to stop at the Lighthouse overlook (see painting below) when I'm on a run and look out at the ocean and take a deep breath and feel happy to be alive.  I find it to be a very centering 10 seconds.  The ocean and it's gifts never stop amazing me!

Often, I never get to personally thank my collectors.  I like to think that maybe they follow me if they do and you are one of them, then this is for you!  

Dear Art Collector, 

Thank you for collecting my work and giving me more reason to get out and experience the beauty of summer, nature and the ocean so that I can absorb it enough to put it on canvas. 

Big Blue 48x60, SOLD

I hope the painting(s) you purchased is a constant reminder of sunny skies, the salty sea and that magic Cape Cod air long past the happy days of summer.  

Rhythm, 8x8, SOLD

Lighthouse Beach Overlook, 30x30, SOLD
Thanks again for being a supporter of the arts!  You rock!

With sincerest gratitude, 

(also known as the sporadic blogger)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Sea is Calling!

Cape Cod art
The Sea is Calling
School is almost out and I'm looking forward to that first ocean swim!  Are you going to the beach this summer?  What's your ideal beach day? 

These are just some of the small works (each one is either 6"x6" for $125 or 8"x8" for $175) that I have just finished.  I will be posting them shortly to my website for direct purchase. The edges are finished and they are suitable to be framed as is (no framing necessary).

For more information, feel free to email me at

Thursday, May 21, 2015

#1523 Vitamin SEA

ocean art by Whitney Heavey Cape Cod Chatham
Vitamin SEA
24"x36" oil on cradled board with finished edges*  (*no need to frame as edges are painted white and sanded smooth).  $1800.  Available at Mark August in Chatham, MA.  I hope you can stop in and check it out! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Artist Demo: Painting Waves

Back in December, I did an artist demo for Melrose Arts. It was a great night and Melrose Arts and their members couldn't be more welcoming. A bonus is that they make you a video of your demo for you to use. What a perk! Check it out by clicking here.

Melrose Arts

I'm also attaching a picture that a daughter of a woman who was in attendance for me.  The little girl was such a good and patient audience member! PS I love the heart balloon!
Portrait of me made by Catalina.  A treasure!

Friday, March 20, 2015

#1514 Making Way

sailing painting Cape Cod Whitney Heavey
Making Way by Whitney Heavey
This 6"x6" original acrylic painting on cradled board (with finished edges so no need to frame) is available on Daily Paintworks.  To purchase, click here.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

#1420 Springtime Pop

painting of pink and orange flowers by artist whitney
#1420 Springtime Pop
I painted this little 6"x6" floral acrylic painting.   It is a little different than my other daily paintings in that it is on paper and then carefully mounted on a primed and painted cradled board.  (see pictures below).   This would make a great little pop of color in anyone's home and remind them that eventually the snow will melt and spring will come.  The price is $60 and is not an auction which makes it a great gift for that someone special.  To purchase, please click  here (link to Daily Paintworks website).

Sunday, February 8, 2015

How To Buy Art For Someone You Love

valentine's day gift ideas
Available small works by Whitney Heavey (all under $100)
Art makes a great gift!  It's personal, unique, lasts forever and really can be quite affordable if you consider how long it brings the recipient pleasure.  

Of course, there is a lot of insecurity about buying art for someone.  After all, it's such a personal thing, right?

11 Tips on How to Buy Art as a Gift:

1. BUDGET.  Set a budget you can afford.  Consider how long art lasts and provides joy.  If you compare to flowers which last for about a week, art really can be quite affordable!

2. RESEARCH. Find a few local places you can look at art or consider places online that sell small works...either daily paintings website (like or Etsy.  Often local art associations run small works shows around holidays with gift giving in mind.  Consider looking in small downtown areas in stores, galleries, artists' coops, coffee shops etc.  You will be more likely to find small original works of art in these locations.

2. Start SMALL.  It is easier to find somewhere for a small piece of art than a large one.  Another option is to give multiple pieces (ie two 6x6 paintings can be hung together for a bigger statement but also can be hung separately).  Small works of art can be displayed in places other than bookshelves, table top easels, etc

3. THINK about the gift recipient and what they love...what makes them smile.  Flowers?  Specific colors?  Animals?  A certain place or trip?  A favorite food or activity?

4. Consider the unique PERSONALITY and style of the recipient and their home and/or clothing.  Do they like earthy tones or bright colors, do they favor realistic images or more traditional.  What art do they already own if any?  Do prefer serious images or more whimsical?  Traditional or modern?  Quiet or loud?  Bold or subtle?  What famous art do they like?  Paint or pen?  Thought provoking or smile inducing?  These are just a few questions to get you thinking about what that special someone might like.

5.  FIND an ARTIST you like (or you think the person would like) or perhaps, one that you know and ask the artist for suggestions.  Artists want the person who ends up with their work to be happy so will try to make sure it's a good fit.  Ask artist friends for suggestions for other places to find art.  

6.  GIFT CERTIFICATES.  Many artists will put something together suitable for wrapping.
That's my version of gift certificates in the lower left hand side of the collage above.

7.  Personal CONNECTION.  Giving a piece of art that relates to something special that you share with the recipient can be a very thoughtful idea.  Some ideas are favorite place or trip or perhaps you always give the recipient pink tulips or something that evokes a memory that only you two understand.  Anything goes!

8.  Have FUN.


10.  Nice WRAPPING and a beautiful NOTE will only make a gift that much more special.

11. DON'T WAIT until the last minute!  Buying art takes a little bit of time and effort (and the gift recipient will appreciate that kind of thoughtfulness:)

*All the paintings in the collage above 6"x6" and are available for purchase.  Prices range from $60-95.  Feel free to email me if you are interested in purchasing any of these.  
Let me know if you purchase or receive art this Valentine's Day.  I would love to hear from you!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

13* Paintings in 30 Days

WHitney Heavey daily paintings ocean art
13 Daily Paintings by Whitney Heavey
The challenge that host, Leslie Saeta from the Blogtalk Radio show, Artists Helping Artists, set was to paint daily (primary goal) for 30 days.  The idea was to post daily a finished painting both here and on Leslie Saeta's blog

Things I got done in January 2015:
  • started the year with a polar plunge in Chatham on Cape Cod!  Check out the plunge here!
  • painted daily (almost)
  • finished 13 daily paintings (I have about 4 more that I started, but haven't finished). You can find the finished ones here at Daily Paintworks
  • spent a lot of time painting at both at my studio & home 
  • worked on larger paintings. To see some of the "in progress" shots click here.
  • hired a bookkeeper to help me get my business accounting online (bye bye paper ledger)
  • organized my studio (thanks studio mate Sandy for storage shelves!) 
  • went to a couple of art openings
  • booked a college tours trip for my daughter using credit card mileage to pay for all FIVE nights of hotels.  Thanks Chase Rewards! All my time at Market Basket is paying off!
  • got this done all while my family had bronchitis, walking pneumonia, the stomach flu and a wicked nasty cold  (luckily, none of these got me).  Hmmm, maybe painting is good for the immune system??
So while I could choose to focus on what I didn't do (17 paintings), I am choosing to feel happy that I got so much done in just one month!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

1513 Just a Memory

1513 Just A Memory by Whitney Heavey

I saw the ocean on Friday and, already, I miss it!  To bid on this 6"x6" original acrylic painting, click here.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1512 Crescent

whitney heavey painting of flowers
1512 Crescent by Whitney Heavey

Today's title was inspired by the crescent moon tonight (Thursday) and, ironically, by my purchase of something at the market that I NEVER buy...CRESCENT ROLLS in a CAN!  My daughter was home sick and I thought she could use some comfort I bought her crescent rolls in a can and her favorite doughnut muffins by a local baker friend of mine, Karen Collins of Bisousweet Confections (check them out...they are AWESOMELY delicious and way better than those crescents in a can btw...different species really). So, all this talk of gluten and now I'm TOTALLY distracted and WAY off topic.  Anyways, CRESCENTS...that's the story of the title (oh, and maybe there are some crescent shaped brush strokes in this little painting, too)!

You might notice that this little group of flowers is the same scene as the painting from yesterday.  Yesterday's painting had many "transitions" over the course of MANY days.  This one came together faster and, for once, I decided to leave it alone and preserve the looseness that I feel at the beginning of a painting and I like it! It was pretty liberating to stop at this point.  This was my goal of this 30 day learn to let go and not continually edit to the point of losing the "spontaneity" of the earlier stages of a painting.  I would love it if I could actually make these daily paintings as a "warm up" for my bigger work of the day instead of  consuming all of my painting time in a day!  Baby steps!

If you would like to bid (starts at $95) on 1512 Crescent, a 6"x6" original acrylic painting, please click here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1511 Chemistry

square painting of roses and chrysanthemums and ranunculus
1511 Chemistry
After painting from home today, I spent the earlier part of the evening at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in New Hampshire with a group of artists who had their work on display there. It was rewarding to hear about how much the patients appreciate the rotating art exhibit.  I know firsthand how true this is because when I was a cancer patient in treatment for non hodgkin's lymphoma two years ago, I liked to look at the artwork on display around me while I was waiting...and waiting...for blood to be drawn, for chemo and radiation to be administered, for scans to be taken, for doctors to give me those results (the hardest waits of all).  The artwork was an escape from cancer.  It took me to a better place.

If you would like to bid on "1511 Chemistry", an original 6"x6" floral acrylic painting on cradled board, please click here.

New Year, new paintings...

A couple of seascapes that I'm working on in my studio

New 8"x8" surfaces that I am prepping with under paintings for a series that will go to Mark August in Chatham, Cape Cod

Still working on this little floral 6x6 close...but not done yet.
Yesterday was a productive day in the studio.  I got a shipment of new 8x8 panels which I painted with oil paint thinned with Gamsol in various colors which will just serve as under paintings for a series of 8x8 seascapes which will head to Mark August in Chatham this winter....hopefully to be hung together on one wall in their beautiful store.  The two bigger works are paintings which I started this fall.  They are both somewhere in the middle stages of completion.  I'm excited to get back to them.  The bottom image is of the little daily painting 6x6 that I posted yesterday.  I worked on it last night after dinner, but still have a few things that need resolution.  It's helpful seeing the pictures posted together...I'm realizing I much prefer the white flower and the sense of light in the 2nd photo...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The process of Painting Daily

An update from my studio (ArtSpace) and my studio at home (my kitchen):  I've painted (almost) daily since January 1, 2015 either in my studio or in my house or on some days, in both, usually painting anywhere from 3-8 hours, both on these small 6x6 acrylics and also on my larger oils.  I haven't posted a painting everyday,  but that doesn't mean I'm not painting daily.  I've been torn...painting everyday, but not always ready to post a "ready for sale painting."  I want to take advantage of posting my work everyday both here and on Leslie Saeta's (Blog Talk Radio Show Artists Helping Artists) blog for the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, but also want to post "finished work." I've made the decision to post "in progress" pictures daily for the remainder of the challenge and put a link to the gallery when I have works ready for sale on  Daily Paintworks (with link here on my blog).  A red dot means a work is sold.  I'm hoping now that I don't have the pressure to finish daily, I might actually finish more of them! 

This is an "in progress" shot of the same one that "Brian" introduced last week.  I'm not sure where it's going, but my focus has been on trying to capture the drama of the light.  I think I like the roses in the earlier picture and may try to regain that quality.  I'm liking the quality of the light I'm getting in the chrysanthemum.  I definitely have some work to do on the vase, background (too blue...want it to be more neutral) and foreground...
Same floral painting couple days later.  Still work to do, but I like the light on the chrysanthemum.

First photo (in progress)  6x6 floral painting shown here by Brian the dog.

See you tomorrow! 
PS Stay tuned for 10 Reasons Painting Daily is Good For You....

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

1510 Hopeful

Flower bouquet painting by artist, Whitney Heavey
1510 Hopeful by Whitney Heavey

Daily Painter who paints flowers
Another view of Hopeful by Whitney Heavey, 6"x6", acrylic on cradled board.

Today was a day of highs and lows.  It seemed like whatever I heard was either extreme.  It was like riding a roller coaster.  One of the highs of the day was hearing from a gallery that one of my paintings had sold to a former presidential candidate!  Anytime you sell a painting, it is exciting, but this tidbit of news added to the excitement factor.  Anyways, I was going to name this painting "Candidate", but wasn't sold on the title.  As an alternative, I came up with "Hopeful".  With hope, so much is possible. 

To bid on this 6"x6" original floral acrylic painting, please click here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

#159 Wednesday Waves

Ocean painting by Cape Cod artist
Wednesday Waves
Another wave painting for Wednesday.  Bidding starts at $95 for this 6"x6" acrylic seascape painting.  To purchase, click here

#158 Wave Hello to Tuesday

Wave painting by Cape Cod artist
Wave Hello to Tuesday
Sorry for not posting earlier today!  Sunny winter days make me think of summer and summer makes me think of the ocean!  If you would like to bid on this 6"x6" original seascape acrylic painting on cradled board (finished edges and ready to hang or sit on a shelf as is), please click here. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

#157 Ranunculus

painting of ranunculas
Sorry for the pause in my posting of my daily paintings.  I've been painting lots every day, but just wasn't compelled to post at the end of each day...always wanting to tweak a bit more.  The dilemma of an artist:  when to call a piece finished.  This is why this is such a good challenge for me.  When is  a painting finished?  I am constantly thinking about this and often wish I could show my work midway as often there is a freedom at that point that you don't feel as a work comes to completion.  It is going to be one of my goals in this particular let go and release these little paintings at the end of the day.  

Oh and btw, in the language of flowers, ranunculus means "dazzled by your charms.”  I would have to agree with this definition.  There is something very charming about its wiggly stem, wild leaves and orb shaped pop of color.

If you are interested in purchasing this floral 6"x6" acrylic painting, please click here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

#156 Bye Bye Monday Tulips*

2156 Bye Bye Monday Tulips*
Ok, a couple of housekeeping notes:

*After I posted this, I realized that the color of the photo was not an accurate representation of the actual this is the new photo.  It is a much more muted/rosy toned painting that the original pic I posted...sorry for the confusion!
  1. if I disappear for a couple of days, it's not because I'm not painting or forgot about my challenge. Most likely it's that a painting is just taking longer than I wanted (today) or because my studio desperately needs to be reorganized (Wednesday) or because I really need to get working on my bigger oils and maybe I just couldn't fit it all in with non-art life (ie kids). I'm guessing you will understand.  My goal is to finish thirty of these little paintings in as close to thirty days as my non-perfect fully human self can manage and I'm confident you will be cool with that!
  2. I'm in my 9th year of being a professional artist and it's officially time to really get organized and set up some systems like computerized bookkeeping, image cataloging (think 28,000+ photos.. personal and professional... all blended together in a big ol' pot of iPhoto Stew), and inventory tracking (what ever happened to that painting and where is the darn photo). 
  3. A consistent numbering system from this point forward will help keep track of all work.  Each painting will have a unique number and they will be chronological.  So...this number 2156 painting stands for 2015, #6.
  4. I'm also going to try to name more of my paintings (even the little ones) anything unique.  My brain starts to overheat when I try to remember different paintings all named "Waves".
  5. Are you interested in bidding on this 6"x6" floral painting?  If yes, click here.  

Sunday, January 4, 2015

#155 Back to School Tulips

Floral Painting by Daily Painter,  Whitney Heavey, Red, Pink, Tulips
Bold Tulips by Whitney Heavey
I'm not sure what possessed me to start another #30paintingsin30days during the longest Christmas school vacation ever.  Well actually, I know I would have NEVER painted during this week without it, so for that, I am grateful.  I've been a bit pressured to finish these daily paintings during a time when my family is home 24/7 and during a time when I was planning on catching up with the enormous amount of bookkeeping I have from my holiday sales.  So today, I decided, I had to get bold with these tulips and show them who was in charge and not let them take over every spare minute.  So, they did take a bit longer then planned, but I didn't let them take every minute of today.. and even managed to get to church and do about 1/3 of my bookkeeping. 

Tomorrow I head back to my studio and am so excited to have a place where there isn't all the distractions of home.    One of the reasons I love a New Year is that winter is such a great time for me to hole up in my studio and paint like crazy without the pull of warm weather outside or the distraction of the holidays.  Painting in the winter is like a vitamin for this sun starved artist!

If you would like to bid on this 6"x6" acrylic painting, "Back to School Tulips",  please click here.  Good luck!

#154 Sunshine Tulips

floral painting by artist Whitney Heavey acrylic
To bid on this 6"x6" painting, click here.

Friday, January 2, 2015

#153 I'm Still Cold From Swimming Yesterday Waves

Cape Cod wave painting by Whitney Heavey artist
Daily Painting #22 (2015 #3) Waves by Whitney Heavey
The count down to summer has officially begun (January 1st is when we start the countdown in our home).  To bid on this 6"x6" acrylic painting, please click here.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

#152 My Polar Plunge Was Colder Than This Wave

daily painter Whitney Heavey Cape Cod artist ocean waves
Daily Painting #21, (2015 Daily Painting #2), Waves
In honor of the polar plunge 3 of the 4 members of my family does every New Year's Day here in Chatham, MA, I thought a painting of waves would be appropriate...though these were from a photo taken last summer during warmer times!  Today's temp was 38degrees at 3pm, but the wind (24mph) made it feel MUCH colder.  Looking forward to getting back into the ocean when the temps are more like the day shown here!  To bid on this 6"x6" acrylic painting, please click here.