Tag Archives: Acadia National Park

The world’s greatest numpty

No, I cannot figure out how to embed this in my website. That’s why I put it here. While I’m tentatively trying to outsource some of my support work, one thing I’m stuck doing is my website. Furthermore, it has to be done in HTML. I am married to a programmer and my daughter is […]

Paint Beautiful Acadia

I told you I’d give you the details of my workshop before anyone else gets them: Paint beautiful Acadia August 7-19, 2016 Now expanded to two weeks! Download a paper registration form. Register online here. Dramatic, inspirational Schoodic Peninsula in Maine’s Acadia National Park will be our base for a second year. By popular demand, […]

North to Alaska

Whirl up, sea— whirl your pointed pines, splash your great pines on our rocks, hurl your green over us, cover us with your pools of fir. (Oread, by HD) Victoria Brzustowicz recited that to me on our last day in Maine. It seemed perfectly fitting for our week at Schoodic Point. At midday, we watched […]

Up, Up and Away

This morning we head up to Corea, ME, perhaps the most perfect fishing village on the Maine coast. On Wednesday a local told me how to find the house in which Marsden Hartley stayed while painting in Corea. It’s a grey shingle house past the post office. That’s easy enough, except that much of Corea […]

Foggy. How fun!

In Camelot it only rains at night, and that is true of Schoodic this week. The day dawned drippy, and the fog never sorted itself. Perfect painting conditions! Dim, mysterious light, fingers of fog snaking through the trees. Painting in fog requires enormous patience but if you don’t feel overly compressed, it’s lots of fun. […]

Doctor’s Orders

One of the problems with having a common name is that people are always confusing me with someone else. For example, I regularly get calls from bill collectors about a Carol Douglas born in Buffalo in 1967. Then there’s the disco star Carol Douglas. She recorded the disco hit “Doctor’s Orders” in 1974 (not to […]

All hands on deck

Among the people here with me, there’s a great well of other talents besides painting. That includes two fitness buffs whose idea of a good time is to climb up a rocky precipice, then follow that up with a brief swim across Frenchman’s Bay so they can bicycle back from Bar Harbor to Schoodic. They […]