Tag Archives: Ocean Park

Taking up the drink

I suffered from dehydration last week. It manifests as Charley Horse when I’m sleeping. I can shelter my painting from the brilliant sun, but not my self. My friend Barbara Vandervort, who is a Civil War reenactor, told me about a beverage called switchel. “It’s quite refreshing, and has lots of electrolytes. Not that our ancestors knew that part, […]

Painting with pals (part 2)

After Olana, I’ll be at Ocean Park, ME, for their second annual paint out, July 15-17. The 19th century camp meeting movement gave birth to more than 350 permanent Chautauqua assemblies. These were named after the most famous assembly, located in Chautauqua, New York. Part religious revival, part adult summer camp, they proved enormously popular. […]