This little island was singing and dancing as the morning light hit it. I was on my paddle board with my pup enjoying the stillness and the arrival of the warmth of the morning sun. And of course the seals that followed us–they are soooo cute. Such a treat!
The Moon is Up
Watching the sun and the moon are a favorite pastime of mine. Soooo peaceful! It’s so magical to witness the beauty and quiet of a moon coming up over the ocean and coastal islands. If the sky is clear and there’s a full moon on the calendar, I can’t help by try to catch it. How about you?
Sitting at the water’s edge watching the sun go down is such a treat. This was one of my favorite island perches for both sunsets and sunrises. I loved how the tide level was ever-changing and sometimes revealed so much rock and seaweed, and at other times, ate them up. Ocean magic.
Happy Birthday, Giselaine! Love, the Emmons family
Bella & Buddy • 5×7 • oil on canvas paintings
Ledge with a View
I sat up high on this ledge looking out over the Basin and painted the other day. It was such a quiet and peaceful morning. I could hear the wings of the birds flying by, I could hear seal splashes down below and feeling the warmth of the sun on my shoulders was sooooo nice. Taking time to be in nature is such a gift.
We headed to the beach the other night to see if we could catch Jupiter. While we didn’t spot Jupiter from there, the low tide shoreline was so gorgeous and sent me into a dreamlike trance — I knew I had to go home and paint how I felt on the beach at twilight. It was magical.
I took a trail walk with the pup the other day and brought my paints too. We descended a steep hill and popped out onto a bluff on Long Cove. So pretty! I just loved sitting on a warm rock with a light wind blowing while I painted the cove and all of the shorelines jutting out. So many layers of coast, and a sailboat at the end!
Out to Sea
Lately I’ve been watching the harbor come to life form a big granite rock near the ferry terminal. I walk down to the shore with my coffee and sit and observe. This particular morning the cloud cover was low and fog threatened to roll in. I loved the softness and monochromatic color palette of this scene with the orange coat of the lobsterman. And it was so peaceful watching the lobster boats head out to sea, one by one.
September Carver’s Harbor
Sunny September days are my absolute favorite! Yesterday I walked down to the edge of the harbor and perched myself on a granite ledge looking out over the harbor to paint. The sun on my face and the water flowing with the tide below me was just dreamy. And this view never gets old. I love watching the light that dances across the harbor and seeing the comings and goings of the lobster boats and their people.
So scenic, so Maine. I love this little view I witnessed of a sailboat moving in towards one of the coves on the island–everything about it was so picturesque–pink granite ledges topped with pine trees and some little islands dotting the horizon. Just dreamy.