Anthony J. Marolda
One of our neighbors, Mark Glovsky, is an amateur photographer. He was walking by our house after a snow storm a few years ago. He noticed the picturesque quality of our eyebrow window , as it stood out with the fresh snow cover. This window illuminates my studio. He took a photograph of that section of the roof from the base of a Mountain Ash tree on the north side of the house and whose branches reach into the scene. I thought that it was worthy of using the composition for an oil paintinig. The result is to the right.
One of my favorite sailing books has long been "Sailing Alone Around the World" by Joshua Slocum. Slocum had a connection to Gloucester because he came here to finish fitting out his boat, Spray, after re-constructing it from a derelict oystering sloop in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Above is a painting of Spray, fitted out as a yawl, with Captain Slocum at the helm on a rather windy, rough day at sea. I gave this painting to my friend, Geri, who lives in Fairhaven where Slocum found Spray .