"Sentinel Tree, Independence Day" 9x12, oil
It's Independence Day in the U.S.. As I write this on my little island retreat in Canada, one mile across the bay from Eastport, Maine, I can hear the parade happening on Eastport's waterfront. Blaring horns, marching bands, the beat of drums. Tonight, they'll have a spectacular fireworks display - all the more spectacular, because I'll be able to watch it across the water without getting a neck cramp. (Those of you used to watching fireworks from Ground Zero will understand.) The fireworks begin at dusk, which is 9:17 U.S. time - but 10:17 Campobello Island time! If I can't stay awake that long, I'm sure the first !!BOOM!! will roust me so I can see the show.
Today began the plein air painting workshops here on Campobello. We started off with fog, and so my demonstration includes a good deal of it. This is what we call our "sentinel tree," which stands watch in our front field. You can just barely make out Eastport in the distance.
I still have room left in a few weeks. If you're interested in these small-size workshops, visit www.PaintCampobello.com.