Its been a cold spring along the Maine coast. Spring is arriving in bits and pieces. The marshes along the Mousam River in Kennebunk are still brownish yellow.
The trees are covered with red buds and still no leaves are in sight.
6x8 charcoal & watercolor, Rives BFK
The weather is so changeable. Sunny one day, cloudy the next . Its nice and warm then its windy and cold.
The harbor in Kennebunkport is beginning to fill up. These guys don't fish all winter. A month ago there was one boat out in the river.
The clouds overhead dropped rain every now and then so I focused on fast and furious sketching.
My water brush delivered the perfect speedy color notes.
Mechanical pencils and my little Koi water color set are perfect for a quick set up when you are trying to dodge raindrops.
Moored, 6x10 watercolor on Rives BFK
Plowed fields and blooming forsythia, 3x5 watercolor Rives BFK
It was very quiet on the harbor. No fishermen, no parked trucks, just me sitting alone on a bench painting.
The quiet was broken by this strange, black lobsterboat. I'd never seen anything like it. As it motored by to me I saw it was the secret service; a retired president is in town...
Mt Agamenticus and moored skiff, 3x5 watercolor, Rives BFK
Across the street from the harbor a little shop was open for the season. They were celebrating with blossoms of all colors piled in front on the sidewalk. A delightful vision of spring and reminder of what is ahead !