|Liberty Point and the "Frog Rock"|
|Mary Ann Archibald of Halifax, Nova Scotia|
Although some painters arrived on Friday, nine of us, with an assortment of spouses and friends, drove out Saturday to Liberty Point in the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park to paint the scenery. Another goal was to escape the heat! With temps hitting a very humid 85 degrees (29 °C) elsewhere on the island, it was a cool 59 degrees (15 °C) at the point. Fog, densely blanketing the Grand Manan Channel, drifted in and out, but it wasn't long before the sun came out. Later in the day, clouds gathered and a few raindrops sprinkled down, but nothing serious.
|Theresa MacKnight of St Andrews, New Brunswick|
At Liberty Point, there is a wealth of subject matter for the outdoor painter. I like to call it a "rich" painting spot, since you can almost pick a place to set up your easel and have a 360-degree panorama to choose from. Views of Sugar Loaf Rock (called by the locals "Frog Rock"), Ragged Point, West Quoddy Head over in Maine and an assortment of cliffs, storm-beaten spruces and jagged rocks provide lots of opportunities.
|Evelyn Dunphy of Bath, Maine|
I chose to wander out on a trail toward Ragged Point for one of my paintings and was visited by a family of four weasels. Bright-eyed and sharp-toothed, they watched for a few moments before hissing a warming at me and then scurried off. Others at the point were treated to views of a bald eagle, the sounds of a loon, visits from inquisitive seals and even a tourist or two.
|Bruce Newman of Fredericton, New Brunswick|
|Caren-Marie Michel of Portland, Maine|
|Ragged Point View, 9x12 oil/panel - by Michael Chesley Johnson|