My first plein air day out-
I got my gear and headed south on Rt1 for who knows where. I passed a nice cove and decided to pull over and inspect the area. This is what I found.
|Saturday Cove, Northport, Maine|
Not a bad place. I was in the shade and all was well. This would be a good place to mention one of the hazards when painting the coast of Maine.
Anyone who has painted plein air knows how troubling the changing light can be. The sun moves and there goes your shadows. In Maine we have another challenge. The Tides. When I pulled into this area the tide was just starting to leave. In the photo above, it is more than half way gone.
Maine has some pretty dramatic tides, by the time I quit, the pool of water and the reflections where gone.
|Saturday Cove, Low Tide|