August 12, 2008

Oh the Skies we Saw!

My husband is from Maine and we visit often, but very August we take two weeks to drive up the coast visiting friends and hitting our favorite shoreline spots. Usually August is the Best Bet for clear, dry, warm weather - - Not this year. We drove from CT to Kittery, then Freeport to Damariscotta with chilly breezes and some sun but very imposing clouds forming Only a few good days displayed puffy threatening clouds that answered our prayers and kept on moving with their mother lode. Camden on to Belfast and Bar Harbor, Mt Desert Island, Maine. Almost every single day for almost 2 weeks now, we saw this sort of scene (yes I over worked this one quite a bit - shows my angst - probably should have set it out in the rain for a real Wash) This lovely scene we did not view for real this year. Usually Mount Desert Island displays all sorts of fantastic sunsets over Frenchman's Bay . I did this one from memory as this was often our parting scene as we head inland to the mountains to see family. Ahhh maybe next year.

ps - day 10 and it is raining - never made it into the 70 s - I have worn fleece every day so far - they promise tomorrow may be better.

Pencil, some ink, watercolor in my handbook journal and wc molsekine


laura said...

Love these cloud studies! whenever I'm in doubt about something to paint, I think all I have to do is look up! Clouds and skies are endlessly fascinating! Nice work.

Teri C said...

Great litle studies Sandy! I love that last one.

df said...

i love the top clouds. really nice!

CrumpledPaperbirds said...

The sunset with the violet clouds...uuuh,lovely:) Really full of the parting sun atmosphere*