Thursday, June 11, 2015

Looking East Island to Island

Looking East Island to Island
from a private island off mid-coast Maine
on June 10, 2015, quick sketched plein air with 

the Plein Air Painters of Maine, web site HERE,
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Photo by Bruce below using camera painting motion of plein air painter
and leader of the Plein Air Painters of Maine, Corinne McIntyre,
her web site HERE, painting on a private island
off the coast of mid-coast Maine, June 10, 2015

Island Plein Air Breeze

An ocean breeze blows
among bright sunbeams
as plain air echoes
to plein air paint flows

in Prussian blue seas
from an island brush
to canvas with ease,
no hurry, no rush.

poem and photo © 2015 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission

June 10, 2015
A sparkling spectacular day 
photo by our gracious island host, Susan 
Plein Air painter of Maine attendees
on an island off mid-coast Maine
from where you can view seven lighthouses.
Left to right: Kenneth Harvey, Ken Carlson, Corinne McIntyre,
Kathy Baribeau, Margaret Canepa, Ed Buonvecchio, Tom Whittle,
and Bruce McMillan

 
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I went hiking with our gracious host, Susan, to the nesting area
for Black-back Gulls and Herring Gulls on the south end.
We had to step carefully, there were
eggs and chicks everywhere.

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Two newly hatched Black-back Gull chicks and two to come,
likely hatched as you read this. I was thrilled to photograph
the birds, especially the gulls by the sea and in flight, also
photographing catbirds, an osprey, and Canada Geese.

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Meanwhile back at the center of the island the painters were painting.
Ken Carlson splashed some watercolors into the boathouse.

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The seagulls watched.

 
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The palette knife of Tom Whittle mixed his paints on a board...

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...in front of the open sea and sky looking north from the island.

 
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It was a great day, enjoyed by all,
though the natives were not sure of what to make of
The Plein Air Painters of Maine.

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