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Corea and Schoodic Maine Painting Trip

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I recently spent a week with my Wild Women Artist friends Marsha Donahue and Sandy Dolan at an ocean front cottage in the lovely Maine town of Corea. Corea is a fabulous place to explore and paint and also nearby Schoodic Peninsula. The lobster season was getting under way and the harbor was very busy. We made the most of each day, the weather was cool and windy, the view of Western Island from our cottage and the beach at our doorstep were amazing. We had one rainy day that we enjoyed shopping in Ellsworth and delicious lobsters at the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound. We were entertained at a lovely dinner for nine at the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor by Jane and Kelly Littlefield. So much fun! Our friend Judy Taylor joined us. There is a wonderful gallery in Corea Chapter Two, not to be missed!

"Corea Causeway" acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16
"Cranberry Point Corea 1" acrylic on canvas, 10 x 30, SOLD
"Cranberry Point Corea 2" acrylic on canvas, 4 x 6
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Pemaquid and Monhegan

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The last weekend in May was the Pastel Painters of Maine Pemaquid Painting retreat. I always look forward to painting with my dear friends from PPOM. This was the 8th year of this event and I have been fortunate to attend seven. I decided to head to Monhegan Island directly from Pemaquid and spent three days in Monhegan House with rain and cold weather. The fourth day was beautiful and I did two paintings before heading back on the ferry. A beautiful crossing back to New Harbor, the first seals of the season, puffins and porpoises! Seven days of painting adventures!

"John's Bay 3" pastel on board, 12 x 24
"Pemaquid 25" acrylic on canvas, 12 x 24
"Pemaquid 29" acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10, SOLD
"Monhegan 12" acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10, SOLD
"Monhegan 13" acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10, SOLD