Cloudy and cold spring painting, no wind.

Yesterday’s perfectly clear weather turned cloudy this morning. I headed out to yesterday’s site knowing that while the painting might have to undergo significant changes, the light was fantastic, silvery. We’re supposed to get a half foot of snow tomorrow.

Mount Desert Islander article 3/16/11

Outsider: MDI Artist Finds Inspiration in All Seasons

A spiffy newspaper article by Melinda Rice about my paintings  came out this week in the Mount Desert Islander.

March beach weather

It was a beautiful morning to be out paintering in the park. Although this pic doesn’t show it, there were plenty of beach goers here today. No, seriously. Kids, beach toys, towels , kites– the whole beach experience was in full effect by the time I fled the scene.¬† Temps hit the low 50’s.

Winter Painting

Winter near Great Head, oil/linen 16x14 in.

Today:  Rain. Areas of fog this afternoon. Breezy with highs in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Just a week ago there was fresh white stuff on the ground and winter was still full on. This was a fun little painting to do. As we head into spring here on the island, the surrounding waters are quite cold and we may yet see some good snowfall although it tends to melt away quickly under the spring sun.

I had a meeting this morning with the folks from the Islesford Dock. My paintings will be there during the upcoming summer season.