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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Paradise Found

Yes, Paradise is in Maine and it's on Monhegan Island. Everywhere you turn is a picture waiting to be painted. It was a bit overwhelming at first however the beauty of the area is a treasure and is still untouched and raw, something rarely found these days. My artist friends ( Plein Air Heads) and myself were in such a state of over stimulation that we had a difficult time to focus on one thing. Every morning we headed out to paint in the soft light that was often obscured by fog. By noon we meet up at the house ( Eider Duck House) and compared notes and shared lunch. We then again headed out to a favorite spot or explored the Island for some new spot to paint after which we gathered again at the E D house and prepared dinner. After dinner was a critique of the days work. This process was repeated daily for the entire week. Some days we were treated with a display of fantastic colorful sunsets. It was a very fitting end to a wonderful day painting.
Rain did fall two of the days we were on the island....not to worry because the interior of E D House was chocked full of interesting things to paint and one could always paint next to a window to capture the scene in the rain.
Tomorrow I will post some of the paintings I did but for now I will post some of the photos I took... Enjoy

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