|Painting on a porch overlooking Manana Island. It's a tough life.|
On the road with fruit smoothies in our bellies and egg sandwiches in hand (courtesy of the fantastic chef at Lakewatch Manor) we were queuing at the Monhegan ferry at 7 AM in a steady drizzle. Our plan was to paint from the deck of a private residence, but that plan changed when we met George, a multiple-generation islander who kindly drove down to the dock to fetch us and our painting gear.
|Matt in touch with his inner pirate.|
George offered the use of his porch, a roaring fire, his coffee-maker, his dining room, and a second-floor painting aerie. How could anyone resist on a chilly, misty day?
|Preparatory to painting.|
It was a fantastic day, but all too soon the ferry’s inexorable schedule called us back. From Port Clyde, I was on the road to the 2013 Castine Plein Air Festival. It was hard saying goodbye to my students, but they all promise to be back next year.
|George and I compared aprons.|
|Nancy was a veritable painting machine--three paintings in less than eight hours.|
|Nancy's painting of daylilies and the sea.|
|Nancy's painting of Manana Island.|
|Nancy's second painting of daylilies.|
|Matt's painting of Manana.|
|Pamela's painting of Manana.|
|Pamela's painting of rooftops.|
We finishing up on a real high note! August and September are sold out, but there are openings in October! Check here for more information.