Saturday, October 4, 2014

A Perfect Autumn: Yellow Ferns, Red Oaks and Maples, and Many Boats in Maine

This September was a perfect month in Maine and the ferns turned yellow and the oaks turned yellow and red instead of the normal brown and the maples are iridescent this year.  I am fortunate enough to have spent 6 days near and in Acadia National Park while Michael Chesley Johnson was teaching plein air painting for the 8th time for Acadia Workshop Center.  He had a great group of 7 hard working students while I entertained myself taking photos!

Red, red maples!

Red Oaks and Gray Rock

Yellow Ferns

Celtic Cross of Red Maple Leaves on Gravel

Wooden Boat Skeleton on Land

Lobster Traps and Lobster Boats

Now I am in a studio apartment in a converted barn overlooking Mount Monadnock, a mountain with a lot of history, including a plein air painter...  Lucky me!  Michael is teaching for:  Monadnock Area Artists Association.

Next stop is Strasburg, VA on our way to Sedona, AZ...where Michael will participate in the 10th Sedona Plein Air Festival...(It is his 7th or 8th time to participate....we lost track!)