One of Five Islands
This island is one of five off Georgetown in Maine. The outdoor picnic tables at Five Islands Lobster double as studio space and dining room. In October the light is crystal clear and the crowds are thinner. The lobster is tasty. I return every year.
I usually complete my paintings in one afternoon, racing the tide and waiting for the sun to reveal the shadows. Watercolor captures the flow of the ocean. It is also easier than oil paint to take on location.
This year art time double counts as novel research time. One of my new characters is a homeschooled lobsterman, who looks beyond the horizon. Do you recognize this photo from a few weeks ago?
Lobster Boat at Lookout Point
Lookout Point in Harpswell is my favorite place to paint, only a 15-minute drive from my house in town. As I work, lobster boats motor in, unloading the day’s fresh catch at the dock. Sometimes I bring home dinner along with my painting.
10X10 Art Show
Next door venues on Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Friday September 27, 2013 from 5-8 pm
(art is $200, including 10-inch-square frame)
Thursday 9/26 5-8pm and Friday 9/28 12-3pm