|View from the Light of the Pemaquid Lighthouse|
|Pemaquid Point View 12x18 pastel|
|View of Painters from the Light of the Lighthouse|
|Pemaquid Rocks Study 9x12, pastel|
By 4, I was ready for the troops. Paintings were laid out, and for an hour, we had a great discussion on the paintings – what worked, what didn't. I was pleased with the overall high quality of the work. Although this is a pastel group, several of the members also work in oil, watercolor and other media, so there were a few examples of these as well, which gave us an opportunity to expand our discussion.
Dinner followed quickly after. This time, we headed five miles up to New Harbor and to Shaw's. Shaw's reminds me of Thurston's in Bernard, only this place is bigger and with more going on. It's also where you take the Hardy Boat cruise to Monhegan. New Harbor is a very scenic bay inlet with very paintable buildings and boats. Since I forgot my camera – how could I possibly do that? – I will have to go back in the morning to take some reference photos and perhaps to even paint a bit.
Weather for the proposed Monhegan trip tomorrow looks iffy. NOAA is calling for seas of 4-7 feet and has already issused a small craft advisory. Unfortunately, I need to be home sooner than later, so I'm not going to Monhegan, anyway. But, I do plan to paint in the morning. Many in the group are spending another night. Even if we couldn't paint tomorrow, I would go away satisified. We've had two very beautiful painting days!