Friday, July 9, 2010

A road trip to Georgetown Maine

Georgetown Cove
(3"x5" study in small Moleskine)

The cove at the beginning of Indian Point Rd. It was so green and I have such a hard time mixing and painting greens.

Indian Point View
(7"x9")

View from the deck of my friends house in Georgetown—Daylilies in full bloom, jagged rocks, tide pools, crashing surf and open ocean as far as the eye can see. I went up one day this week thinking I would find some relief from the heat, but along with the amazing landscape, I found giant mosquitos and man-eating deer flies. I was as hot as it was in Portland and when we took our 8 mile walk I frantically flailed my arms around my head trying to ward off the vicious beastly insects that live in beautiful Georgetown.

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

Thank you for making me a little less jealous of you. I've been longing for Maine but maybe I'll wait a little :) Beautiful paintings as always.

Sandy in Michigan said...

Your colors are amazing! Your paintings look cool and inviting -- I see you left out the heat!

laura said...

What beautiful scenes; I love the deep blue water--it looks so invitingly cold!
You've done a nice job on your greens too--the darker ones along the shore really recede, and I love the strip of bright green along the foreground.

Deborah said...

As is everything I see on your blog - these sketches are breathtaking!

marancat said...

As usual, some great sketches. And your greens are wonderful!

sue said...

Your landscapes are lovely--I would never have dreamed you were coping with critters from these beautiful images.

Barbara Weeks said...

Refreshing despite the heat!

Dan Kent said...

I love the first one - there are dozens and dozens of greens in there to me. And the second - bright, beautiful, interesting composition - it is so funny for me to see paradise and then hear about the man-eating deer flies! :)

Sandra said...

Looking at your beautiful painting, one would never know that you were "bugged".

Anonymous said...

Your work is beautiful! I think your greens look great. Love reading about your travel adventures...kind've a less expensive way for all the rest of us to travel with you! :)

raena said...

You've managed to make it bright and cheery, despite the critters!