This time of year usually finds me painting in my studio, because of the cold weather. The winter solstice is nearly here and I am thinking a lot about the other side of the year, the solstice in June, when daylight is at its longest and I am watching four-hour sunsets on Bear Island, out in Penobscot Bay. I look and look and look, sometimes take some photos, sometimes do some sketching, but mostly just sit and look. Here is a recent painting of one such long dusk - after sunset, the view west over Islesboro to the mainland, from Bear Island. In the dark of winter it's so good to remember these warm summer evenings. Happy solstice, and happy holidays, everyone.
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