Morning on Monhegan, 1898

NATIONAL MARITIME SHOW: AT SEA

“Morning on Monhegan, 1898” has been selected for a national maritime show at the Copley Society of Art. Juried by John Stobart and Russell Jinishian.

 

May 20 – July 6, 2017

COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART, Upper Gallery, 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

 

“Morning on Monhegan 1898”, 11×14, oil on linen

Drying Sails in Camden Harbor

From our campsite in Camden Hills State Park, we climbed partway up Mount Megunticook, down a ravine, up and over Mount Battie before descending the boulder-strewn south face into town.  After miles of hiking through the dark confines of the woods, we now walked in neighborhood streets passed old homes and the local library to a lawn overlooking the bustling harbor. A green schooner glided to a wharf, its red sails glowing against the blue sky. Sailboats coasted in the narrow aisles of water between the floats, painted buildings lined the wooden docks and people hurried by in all directions.  We were taken by the beauty of the scene and a sense that time had stood still: we had entered a world unchanged since the 1800s. We were neighbors from a nearby village, traveling into town to sell our wares, stock up on dry goods or simply hear the latest news.

“Drying Sails in Camden Harbor”, 24×18, oil on canvas

Harbor Sail

“Harbor Sail”, 24×36, oil on canvas

Camden Harbor Sail

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“Camden Harbor Sail”, 16×12, o/l

Loosestrife on the Shore

Loosestrife on the Shore, 10×8, oil on linen

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Card Cove

Card Cove, 10×8, oil on linen

Card-Cove_webIn spring 2016, the first boat out was this bright green sailboat in Card Cove, off Ocean Point, in East Boothbay, Maine.