Thursday, September 21, 2017

Marshall Point Light Going

Marshall Point Light Going
in Port Clyde, Maine
on Sept 17, 2017 from sketches and a photos on Sept 16, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

photo by Ruth Kaldor

Bruce sketching quickly
as the setting sun dips below Hupper's Island.
In 1977 a photo of this lighthouse appeared
in my first children's book,
Finestkind o' Day: Lobstering in Maine.

noun: the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident

After we picked up some paintings in Port Clyde we drove to Marshall Point to see the lighthouse and sketch a bit. Perhaps we might run into an artist friend from David Dewey's workshop, Bob Schweizer, who lives on Marshall point. As we drove by we not only found Bob, the view from his house above.

Whoa, we stumbled upon David Dewey concluding a September workshop day, commenting on the last paintings in his critique, this one by our friend Claudio.

It was approaching 6:00 pm, so we we paused to wait and say hello.

Ha, it was just like July, back in his workshop, for just a few minutes. "This is you painting, this works," said David about the house on the left admirably. It worked without the lighthouse on the right. Dan listened intently, appreciatively (wearing the green and blue baseball cap below).

It was great to see David and Bob. And to see Claudio (blue shirt) and his wife Brigitte (teal blue shirt), who would visit us in Vermont the next week (right now actually). And to see all of our friends and acquaintances in this watercolor workshop, to say a happy quick hello, before continuing down to the Point and the setting sun.

Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde, Maine, September 16, 2017

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