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Wonderful Week in Martha's Vineyard

We just returned from a vacation in Martha's Vineyard, extending our time walking beaches while visiting wonderful friends.  We stay on the western end of the island and the beaches are very rocky.

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There are many, many rocks that wash up on the beach and I love to watch the ever-changing rock sculptures. 

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There are high cliffs near the Gayhead lighthouse, and visitors to the beach walk to this section. 

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It was foggy when we arrived for our last beach walk, and I love this photo.

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It was a very relaxing week, but that didn't translate into many sketchbook pages.  I do have photos that I may use to continue my painting over the next few days.

We took a 50 person plane from NYC and I sketched the person sitting in the single seat near the window on a random piece of notebook paper. 

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I collected some shells that are slightly different from those I collect in the Hamptons. 

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We sat along the beach in really comfortable chairs after one of our walks, in a wonderful breeze, and I painted the ocean.

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I also collected rocks shaped like hearts that I give to my grand daughters. 

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We were constantly following the horrible terrorist events in Nice, and then because Turkey is my daughter-in-law's area of expertise, we watched the events unfolding in Turkey during the attempted coup.  This painting was inspired by an AP photo in the New York Times.

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