That's Cathy, me, my mother Saundra, and Candy, ready for a r-e-a-l-ly long drive. It's 16 hours from my home in Prosperity to Owls Head, Maine.
But don't feel too sorry for us, because we had plenty of fun along the way. On day 2, driving along the New Hampshire coast, we got our first glimpse of the Atlantic.
Then it was on to Maine....here we are sketching at our B&B in Damariscotta.
Saturday morning we were up bright and early to capture the morning light at Pemaquid Point, near New Harbor. I think it's one of the prettiest lighthouses in Maine.
Here's the travel set-up I used to do my sketch. There's a Coroplast board with sketchbook and palette clamped to it with binder clips, and a water container fastened with magnetic tape.
We finally made it to our rental in Owls Head Saturday afternoon - just look at the setting! How perfect is that?
Here's the view from our yard at low tide.
Now, this is what I call a classroom!
We have plenty of space inside, too. Here's the gang practicing techniques for painting evergreen trees...
Here's a sample...
Tomorrow I'll take some pictures of a few of the sketches we've done so far. I thought you might enjoy seeing what we've been painting - but it's awfully hard to make myself spend time on the computer when I'm in a place as wonderful as this. We've all agreed that we would be perfectly content not venturing beyond the far end of Crescent Beach for the entire week. It's a little piece of heaven.