Thursday, November 17, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
We arrived on Monhegan Saturday with a smooth crossing and gorgeous weather. Alex and I are enjoying two new painters in our house this year. Sue Braswell an old painting partner of mine from the Art League in Alexandria and Linda Brandon a fellow portrait painter of Alex’s. Fellow Maine Landscape Guild artists Mary Walsh and Eliza Auth will be coming next week to the island. Nancy Bea Miller has gone off to grad school! Judy Carducci, Greer Jennison, and Carrie Lewis have also joined us and they are staying at the Monhegan House.
Island life of course can be fun. I had totally forgotten that my phone actually goes dead in it quest to search for service. We really feel like official islanders as we have now outlived the propane crunch. It gets down to basics. If we want to cook then we don’t bathe or have heat!
Gull Cove where Alex, Sue, and I painted the lovely pool of water, the cliffs, and the rolling surf. The sun broke through in bits and pieces creating these layers of soft hues.
Last full day on Monhegan and I could see soft pink clouds drifting out my window and the sunrise drew me in. At first I thought I could never get my paints set up and catch the light so I thought I would take pictures and do color notes on canvas. When I checked my pictures, the color was so off from the freshness of the sunrise. So I began to paint and before I new it, I had captured the morning. I must have just woken up the moment the sun rose as I had time to finish the color study.