Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"Happy Thanksgiving Plymouth Massachusetts USA!"

 Thought I would post some photos of Plymouth Harbor to commemorate this year's Thanksgiving holiday!
(I may have posted some of these photos last year?)
"Sail Boats Off Cape Cod"  Acrylic 20" x 24" Canvas

"Bug Light Plymouth Harbor" Oil 16" x 20" Canvas

Replica of the Mayflower. Ship that took Pilgrims to the New World in 1620

Portico that holds "Plymouth Rock!" Plymouth Rock is a symbol of the actual landing of the Mayflower in 1620!
(Pilgrims first landed in what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts but left after realizing the sand was not good for farming.  Crossed the bay over to what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts!)
Me, a while back, after catching a Cod Fish in Plymouth Harbor.
At the time of the Pilgrims Cod Fish was so plentiful that the  bay and the local area was called Cape Cod! Sad to say now there is a problem with the depletion of Cod in the area.  Not sure why.  Many think over fishing.  Maybe even Global Warming? Scientists and Fishermen still working hard to explain and solve problem.

Seeing humpback whales off Plymouth is a wonderful sight!

"Bug Light" Popular light house in Plymouth Bay!  I painted this lighthouse many times and in many ways!

Statue Of Massasoit! Great Chief Of The Wampanoags.  The local tribe that helped the Pilgrims survive that very dangerous and difficult first winter! This beautiful statue stands high on a hill overlooking Plymouth Harbor!
(This famous statue was made by Cyrus E. Dallin, the same talented sculptor who created "Appeal To The Great Spirit" which stands in front of the Museum Of 
Fine Arts in Boston!)


  1. Bonjour cher Michael,

    J'admire avec délice deux merveilleuses toiles... tout comme je contemple vos belles photos.
    J'aime ces voiliers qui combattent les vagues et se dressent tant bien que mal... Il y a un mouvement extraordinaire et fascinant.
    La peinture avec le phare rassure et apaise le regard. J'ai toujours trouvé les phares attachants et mystérieux.
    Bravo pour cette prise ! Quel gros poisson !... Cela doit être grisant, dites-moi !

    Merci pour cette publication enrichissante.

    Je vous souhaite une joyeuse Thanksgiving.
    Gros bisous ♡

  2. I love seeing your older paintings, a great way to be thankful!
    One mighty big fish, Michael, I love Cod! A great post!! I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!! A big hug to you!

  3. Thanks for sharing your paintings and photos of the Plymouth area. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  4. Beautiful art. Beautiful photographs. Beautiful statues of the generous people who helped out people who were Ill prepared for he hardships of a North Eastern winter. A lovely tribute Michael. Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

  5. It's wonderful seeing the older paintings as well. Love the photo of you and the fish!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving Michael!....
    are you there?...Michael?
    Oh... today you are bogging not blogging... over at the cranberry bogs collecting berries for later.
    Keep bogging...

  7. Michael I am very thankful for your wonderful Thanksgiving post! I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends!
    I particularly love your painting of the "Bug Light" - what a unique little lighthouse it is!
    Both of the statues are mesmerising - such a talented man who sculpted them. They both have an epic feel to them.
    Great photos of significant sites and also of you with your fish!! A really wonderful post! Thank you!!

  8. Hey Wendy! As always, so very good to hear from you Mate!
    I am thankful that you are thankful!
    A great day was had by all! Thank you!
    I am glad you like "Bug Light!" I have painted that little lighthouse many, many times. On many a fishing trip we pass the light! So beautiful in person. Especially with the ocean waves crashing on rocks! Love the colors too!
    I thought you would enjoy seeing both statues. Especially done by same artist!
    Now off to your blog and check out your wonderful art!
    Take care Cobber!

  9. Such a glorious post, Michael - you make me want to drop everything and come see these beautiful and historic places! I hope you and your family had aglowing, wonderful and bountiful Thanksgiving!

    1. Yes! We had a great Thanksgiving Susan! Thank you!
      Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday also!
      Plymouth, Massachusetts certainly is a very historic and beautiful place to visit!