Sunday, September 18, 2011

Monhegan Dusk

Dusk before the rain set in the next morning.  This was the view from our room at Shining Sails Inn as the sun was setting.  What a wonderful sight!  During the night, you can hear the buoy bell and smell the salt air.  I painted this in the common room of the inn the next day while the rain poured down.  It was a great way to spend the afternoon.  We were lucky to have some really interesting, friendly people staying there.  Part of the highlight of the trip was the breakfast conversation with all the guests.  Most had visited the Island before, and we all shared stories.  John, the owner of the inn, is a lobsterman as well as inn owner, and he shared a lot of information.  Winnie, his wife, joined us for a while and told us stories about their son, Kyle, who posed for a number of Jamie Wyeth's paintings, one of which is hanging in their common room.  There are also photos of Jamie Wyeth painting Kyle.  I felt so lucky to be able to spend time there. 

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