This photo is from last week, taken at one of my very favorite places to paint, out on Bear Island in Penobscot Bay. I return here every year to see what this place has to say. And what it says, I find wordlessly enthralling. Rain, maybe, it's all so good and I love to paint gray days, and I was ready with my kit all set up. I even found a big piece of driftwood to sit on, instead of sitting on the beach. No easel for this one - most places on the island I walk to carrying just the basics, and I prefer sitting on the ground, at sea level, to lugging my french easel hither and yon. The tide was rising fast, and almost covered the little sand bar connecting me to the rest of the island.
A reminder for friends in the area: I will be at Landing Gallery in Rockland for the evening art walk on July 5th. Landing Gallery has a group show opening, Maine Landscape Painters, which includes ten of my recent paintings. Some successfully resolved, some... not so much. You know, the usual!