Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cruising on the Penobscot Bay

Moored for a night at Swans Island after a day cruising through a major lightening and thunder storm. Jerry was at the helm in full rain gear and still got wet.

The sun came out for a beautiful evening at Swans Island.

With the warm sun out, we were able to dry out our rain gear and the towels used to swab down the cockpit.
Sitting on the deck sketching during one of our warm sunny evenings.
Isleford is a working harbor filled with lobster boats. Lobsterman go out quite early in the morning, so there wasn't much sleeping in that morning as hundreds of lobster boats roared out of the harbor before dawn. By the time we got up there wasn't a boat around us.

16 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful! You've taken me to a place we always say we're going to visit when we go to New England, but haven't made it ... yet.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

As always, I LOVE your sketches, Jennifer, especially as I'm familiar with Penobscot Bay and MISS it. Lovely, lovely, lovely. (I'd have been scared during the storm, I'll bet...)

My next-oldest friend is there right now, sending me photos; having quite the case of Maine-envy!

Deborah said...

Looks like a great trip despite the weather. I love your sketches! The way you captured the other boats is great. Oh and the boots are so fun.

purplepaint said...

Oh this is fun! I love your boots and everything! Very well done!

kazumiwannabe said...

What a wonderful collection of sketches to illustrate this cruise!

Ann said...

I am truly inspired. Your sketches are sensational!

Shirley said...

What wonderful travel sketches! I love your style and the effectiveness of painting coata, towels, boots etc. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Weeks said...

Wonderful!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I am so envious! of being on the ocean (storms or not) and your sketchbook talents. Let me know when you have a publisher!! :-D

laureline said...

The Penobscot bay area is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Jennifer----I spent a fair amount of time there in another life ;D. Your sketchbook images are just lovely.

Rock Kyndl said...

I am also having Maine envy. Really nice sketches with just the right spots of color to bring the whole place into focus. These are a beautiful example of how seeing other people's work takes you places.

Deb said...

Every time I visit your blog I get a case of "wanna be back in Maineitis".
Truly lovely paintings! Thanks so much for sharing them!!!!

Mike (Creative Dialog Studios) said...

Jennifer-
You have been one of my mentors and I have an award for you at
http://creativedialog.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

What fantastic sketches Jennifer, you captured so much from your sailing adventure!! I am amazed you got enough sun to dry anything out - the rain has followed us everywhere in Maine - Yuck.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

All fabulous, this and the last couple of posts. All. Loving your work, Jennifer.

Jennifer said...

These are really beautiful -- great handling of the medium, and a real sense of place. Makes me want to visit New England!