Jul 11, 2012

Nantucket Sunset

This is actually a piece I did years ago, but  I thought I would share. I love sunrises and sunsets. Who doesn't? I went on a recent painting trip to Maine with some other great and wonderful artist friends and woke up one of the mornings at 3:45. I made the mistake of looking out the window and was hooked on the sunrise. I couldn't get back to sleep and finally gave in to the gift and ran down to the waters edge to take it all in. At one point one of the lobstermen was heading out in his dinghy to his boat, (yes, I was even awake before the lobsterman), and he noticed me standing on our dock. I know he must have thought I was crazy as I was standing there with my sweatshirt hood pulled over my head, (mosquitos were vicious), my night gown creeping out from under my sweatshirt and hanging out over my sweatpants. Such a pretty sight... But he yelled, "hello",  pointed in a direction and told me to head over to the "point" for a better view. So of course I followed his suggestion and headed through the woods toward the direction he pointed. I didn't exactly know how to get to the "point", but I made my way to the rocky cliff area, which was spectacular enough. What a treat. I am not sure how long I was there, but I saw many a lobstermen heading out silhouetted against the glorious sky. I finally headed back to the house and gradually everyone came down for breakfast. When I told them my adventure, it became contagious and the next morning a few others woke early and strolled out for their moment. I slept in that morning to catch up on my lost sleep from the day before.

Thank-you Joreen, Sally, Kelley and Patty for a fantastic week of painting, friendship and great food, wine and glorious cosmos. It will be a treasured adventure forever.

(I'll post some pics of paintings and the trip soon.)


  1. Missed all of you, sounds wonderful. Love the glistening water in your painting.