Some days, there was gorgeous blue sky and no problems with taking out my pochade box that serves as an easel and storage case. Just a 10 minute walk from our vacation rental in Bernard on the western (quiet) side of Mt. Desert was a wonderful small beach. There, I could set up with my paints. As long as I had my sun hat, sufficient bug spray and sun blocking lotion, shade for Ula, and willingness to chat with passers-by, all was plein air painting heaven. On other days, when fog and rain replaced the sun, I took up my journal and watercolor box and painted the view from indoors.
Here are some of the pieces that I brought back home. They are small oil paintings done on carton, a resin impregnated paper. I love the brown of it that I let show through the painting. Makes me think of Vuilllard, one of my favorite painters. My plan is to transform some of these small pieces into larger paintings in oil. I will keep you posted on that.