A Maine Experience
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Jennifer Young shared her excitement about her recent artist residency in Vinalhaven, ME. After being contacted to come and paint on Vinalhaven, the largest island off the mid-coast of Maine, she spent two weeks this past June soaking up and painting the local beauty. The island "is a place of rocky shorelines, dense forests of pine and spruce, swooping sea birds and quiet, secluded coves." The population is under 1,400 people and did not have street signs until 20 years ago.
|'Island Fog' | Oil on Linen | 8 x 10 inches|
|'Cliffside, Lane's Island' | Oil on Linen | 12 x 16 inches|
Her favorite place to paint was Lane's Island, a 40-acre preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy with tide pools, rocky and pebble beaches and granite bluffs. Several old granite quarries are now swimming holes. During her time, the lupines, roses and wildflowers were blooming, which she captured in some of her pieces. The changeable weather with rolling fog, seal-sightings and the companionship of local waterfowl awakened her imagination.
If you missed Jennifer's Artist Talk on September 10th, please watch the video here!
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