Posted by: janamatusz | April 25, 2015

March…April…MAINE! Part 1

First, a little catch-up. Last October’s first annual Acadia Artist Retreat at Schoodic Institute was awesome. (This year, there will be another retreat, so mark your calendars for October 17-24, 2015!) This special program offers a wonderful opportunity to do your artwork in one of the most beautiful corners of Acadia with other nature-inspired artists. Here are some photos from October 2014:

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And some paintings from the retreat. It is always a joy to paint at Schoodic.

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Since Acadia is my favorite place to paint at any time of year, I’m back! I’ll have an extended painting sojourn this time of almost three months.

Of course, Mount Desert Island in March and early April was pretty dreary, cold, gray, and snowy. The park roads were closed, most trails were inaccessible. The record snows of this winter were taking a long time to melt, and even as late as April 9 there were another 2 inches of snow.

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But the bare winter trees allowed for certain views which are hidden in summer. There are also plenty of friends around if you pay attention!

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Whenever there was a moment of that special late winter light, I tried to get out there and capture some of it!

(swharborwaters)

(stripes)

(swharborhouses)

 

(doublydetermined)

(houseshadows)

Slowly but surely, the snow is melting. The season is changing, and I’m delighted to witness the new spring coming.

(mansethouses)

(raintomorrow)

I’m looking forward to May, and to painting up a storm!


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