Marian, Willek and Dennis headed up to Maine to paint for the day with me. We were hoping for big surf as our subject matter. This is the view from Israel’s Head looking south on toward Perkins Cove.
No such luck! It was as calm as a lake. Such is the life of plein air painters
Marian set up facing north looking toward the rocks with Ogunquit Beach in the background.
Willek & Dennis of course went out farther into the big craggy stuff and set up on the edge.
Willek is down on the rocks on the side of a crevice which in rougher weather would be dicey.
Dennis was on the side of the path tucked into the hill side. A least he could step back and not worry about falling off.
A couple of big guys who were walking by were so impressed with Willek’s start that they wanted his biz card so they could see the painting when he was finished.
Here Marian is working away . It was calm and peaceful so she even had her umbrella up!
I decided to paint this view of the rocks.
Here is my start. See Marian holding her hat? Well, a big wind came in and blew her umbrella inside out and then it was gusty for the rest of the time. A front was coming in.
This is where I decide to stop on this painting.
I went and found Wilek packing up .
And Dennis cleaning his palette. We then headed off to pick up some lunch and set up in our afternoon location, Perkins Cove.