Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Painting at the Marina

On most Mondays, the Plein Air Painters of Mount Desert Island, Maine, meet at different locations around the island.  On Sunday evening, local artist and author Gail, sends out a email with the painting location for the next morning.  Last year was my first year of joining the group and I had the pleasure of doing so again this year.  We met at the Northeast Harbor Marina.  That meant boats, boats, more boats and water; both of which I am not very familiar at painting coming from the high desert of Central Oregon.  First I did a warm-up in my watercolor journal.  I pick a smart looking red boat to paint.  This was fun, small and spontaneous.  Then I attempted a 1/4 sheet watercolor painting.  By the time I started, I had less than an hour to finish before the group stopped painting for critique and picnic lunch.  So I did not get very far with my larger painting as I felt it was important to get the shape of the boat somewhat correct.  I will share with you my journal entry:
My Watercolor Journal Painting of the Red Boat at Northeast Harbor Marina

Photo of the Red Boat  
More Scenes of Maine - Every sunset is different

Arriving at Isle au Haut - View from the Mail Boat

Rocky Coast

Lobster Dinner at Sunset

Seals on the Rocks

1 comment:

Sue said...

How awesome is that! I would love to do something like that - what fun. And your paintings (and photos) are beautiful.