Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Maine Summer Trip 2012"

This is Mary Erickson, a great friend and terrific painter, and on the ferry to Monhegan.....picture by Marilyn. We painted a couple of days there. The weather was a bit iffy, but we managed to get a few efforts in. Below are a few of the spots that I painted.
This old residence was just up the hill from the Monhegan house, where we were staying. The yard was full of chickens and couple of dogs. Nice place to paint. I think I have a few studio paintings in the bag on this one.
This little painting was painted in a boat yard somewhere near Tenants Harbor. I started to paint a couple of interesting white boats and turned to my left and there was this RED boat. How can you resist a red boat.
This is just a small rock study done at Port Clyde.
This is the one that I really wanted to paint and complete. I painted this much of it one day, and figured that I would return the next day at the same time of day and finish it up. I went to the location and the ship was gone. I asked the guy what happened, and his reply was," We launched it." I asked if it was coming back, and he looked at me oddly, and said, "I hope not, when we are finished with them, we launch em". This one will have to be finished in the studio.
This is as far as I got until the light changed drastically!
Marilyn, my hero and sidekick covering my she always does, and enjoying her beloved Maine. I'm excited about the studio possibilities of this trip. I will post them as they are completed. Thanks for listening to my ramblings.


  1. Sounds great Hodges. I need to get back up to Maine to do some painting. I recognize all of the spots in your pics. Love what I can see of the paintings you got done.

    1. Thanks Frank. It was a fun summer, but it is always nice to get back in the studio. Just need to take a few days and shake off some of this road stuff.

  2. The last picture looks like the area behind owls head light house. My husband and I have a timeshare near there during mud season... Had it for 25 years! Beautiful area, and lovely paintings!

    1. Hi Lori, yes that is the little beach at light house....a beautiful area indeed. What is the mud season? Not sure I have ever hear that reference. I only spend time in Maine during summer. Thanks for the comment.