So here we are again where we last left off. Low tide on Provincetown Harbor.
The water is quite shallow in much of the harbor so when the tide goes out, the sun heats the water
and sometime by the end of the day, the water is incredibly warm when the tide starts coming back in.
Provincetown is filled with textures. Weather worn clapboards, shingles and a sculpture
in front of the museum are well contrasted here.
You may remember this house from a post I did in all black and white about
a very gray day in Provincetown. I have to say, it's unfortunate the hedge
doesn't allow a view or path to the front door. I suspect it's a privacy hedge but even
a solid white gate would look better. That's my critique for what it's worth.
I just happened to be lucky enough to be there on the day when this beautiful
Gothic Revival was getting a whitewash. There's so many things I love about this photo.
I think it was Erin from Whaling City Cottage who pointed out on Instagram that the
trim looked like shark's teeth. Isn't it great? I love Tom's straw hat and and the crooked chimney.
And here's Huck, in a great action pose, having been convinced to use a wide brush.
No rollers, no sprayers. Completely old school.
The town has unfortunately become overbuilt but it does make for some pretty nice compositions
of gray shingles and white trim...
...mixed with lots of cottage charm...
...pretty gardens with white picket fences with a view of the harbor from almost everywhere.
Roses seemed to be the flower of the week.
Although Provincetown has been a fishing village for centuries, it's main wharf
is now a mix of fishing and pleasure vehicles.
The beach at low tide.
Provincetown's main street, Commercial Street is lined with shops,
galleries and restaurants.
John Derian's little shop is a hidden gem. It's a cute little shack packed with his signature
decoupaged wares and some great one-of-a-kind pillows, lights and other homes
accessories. Look for it on Law Street right near the center of town.
And the famous Lobster Pot. It's become an icon with all of it's fun vintage signage.
(Note: Get the lobster-avocado cocktail!)
There's a show at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)
of woodblock prints that represent 100 years of print work in Provincetown.
IT IS AMAZING!
It's open through August 10th so if you can make it, it's worth the cost of admission.
This is a print by Edna Boies Hopkins whose work I love but I'll show you
another subset of prints in another post.