Was it the best ever vacation? No. Was the weather consistently brilliant? No. Did I paint as much as I sometimes do? No.
BUT – it felt great to be away, somewhere else, together. And looking back over the paintings I feel happier with the output than I was at the time.
MG painting, Monhegan Island, July 13th, 2021, PHOTO – Mark Powell
Monhegan Island, Raining, July 13th Pen, wax crayon, watercolor and rain, 12 x 12″, 2021
Monhegan Island must be beautiful in the sun. This is not seven in the evening but nine forty-five in the morning. I am sizing up something to paint but the rain had other plans…
Sketchbook (a continuation of the Brisbane one)
Laverna Preserve has extraordinary sedimentary rocks that Mark captured in his photographs. I just complained that they were difficult to sketch…
Part II will be the oil paintings – and the sun came out – you know you can’t wait!