|Ink & watercolor, 9x6 Stillman & Birn Alpha|
As we headed out to sea, we passed some impressive summer "cottages" and the cutest little lighthouse you could ever want to see, the Curtis Island Light...
As we cut through the water and left the shore behind, it was fun to look back and see Mt. Battie, where we had sketched the view from the summit the day before, and the Camden Hills marching off into the distance. Love that aerial perspective!
To round out this composite page, I sketched some of the interesting details from the ship, like the brass turnbuckles that were part of the rigging...
The next day was Friday - our last day. Luckily the weather was beautiful and we could spend the whole day outdoors.
We all walked out to see the Rockland Light, treading carefully on the massive granite boulders that make up the 3/4 mile long breakwater.
In the evening we had our last painting session, at Birch Point State Park, one of my favorite places. The water took on an aqua hue in the late-day light and the rocks glowed warm in the sun.
Sitting there together,
focusing on the beauty in front of us,
each in her own world,
painting with love,
recording it all
as a way to remember.