THEIR BOAT, 4x8" oil, plein air, ©Diane Mannion
Port Clyde, Maine
I was struck by the light on this red and blue boat sitting by an old, weather-beaten house in Port Clyde, Maine. The owners had passed away but would be pleased to know their boat and flower garden was an inspiration to many artists last week.
While painting this, I imagined the former owners tending their garden... their boat now sails on waves of grass and flowers... echoed by the wave patterned fence. Bon voyage.
This is one study of ten I painted during an artist's retreat gently guided by gracious host, mentor, friend and fabulous artist... Mary Erickson. Over the next few days, as I post each painting, I'll report more details of my amazing week at Nanatuck!