Loop Road Marsh, Acadia Nat'l Park, 8x10, Jan Blencowe, copyright 2011
After our windy disaster at Sand Beach, we drove around the Loop Road, (rather frustrating that the road through the park is a one way, causing you to have to drive all the way around just to get back to a spot just a half mile north of where you were!)
This little spot is right off the road so we had to set up along the side of the road with cars zipping past. It was getting near midday and the light was becoming rather flat, as you can see in the painting. I had glazed the whole thing at the end to unify the various greens but when I brought it inside it really lacked pizazz. So after we arrived home in Connecticut on Saturday night I popped some contrast back in before I forgot what the scene was like and the experience of being there faded. Yes, I did that after driving for almost 9 hours! Crazy person that I am.
We had lunch in the car and swung back to the motel to meet up with Daryl, Claudia's husband and our photographer friend Lou.
After a short break we set off for Schoodic Point, which was about an hour away. Schoodic Point is another section of Acadia, and further away from the touristy areas and much more a part of the authentic downeast fishing villages of Maine.
We pulled into a picnic area and came upon this lovely cove....
We painted from about 5pm -7pm as the sun was getting lower in the sky, warming up the colors. Then after driving around the Schoodic Point peninsula we headed back for dinner at the Chart Room where we had the most fabulous twin lobster tail dinner!
Schoodic Point Cove, 8x10, Jan Blencowe, copyright 2011
We met a lovely couple from Canada in the restaurant and they took this great photo of the four of us.
Daryl Hinkson, Claudia Post, Me, Lou Zucchi
After dinner we drove down to Southwest Harbor, through lovely Seawall and stopped at the Bass Harbor lighthouse.
We had our usual "campfire" circle back at the motel, looked at Lou's fabulous photo's from the day on his laptop and enjoyed some wine before turning in for the night.
The next day, Friday, was our big day for painting. Back to Schoodic Point early in the morning to catch the clear morning light from Blueberry Hill. Stay tuned!