Living in East Boothbay, we see Monhegan Island from a distance while walking each day. We finally decided to take a 5-day painting holiday on the island for the first time in 15 years.
The first painting completed on Day 1 of our trip was inspired by the view from the back porch of the Shumaker Studio where we are staying. Once the studio of Philip Shumaker, Don Stone and Fred Wiley, I’m surrounded by beautiful paintings and feel lucky to be sharing this space with great artists from the past.
The second day on Monhegan began with a sunrise painting on Horn Hill, followed by a hike to Whitehead and Gulls Cove. I managed to fit in a small painting on Swim Beach before we headed back out to the headlands and captured the late afternoon light. Here are two of the four paintings I completed today.
On Day 3, we woke to fog and hiked to Lobster Cove. There was zero visibility looking out over the water, but the colors of the meadow flowers stood out against the foggy spruce. We had hoped to catch a skiff to Manana but fog and seas kept us on the island. We headed north to Pebble Beach just as the fog lifted and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon by the water.