Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lake Megunticook: Island in Autumn

I sat in my car by the side of Lake Megunticook, sketching. 
I then made this painting back home, 
from the sketch & from memory. No photo.
Sketching on location gave me
an excuse to be immersed in the colors, movement, 
changing light, & air for more than a passing moment.
Good for the soul.

A gorgeous bouquet from Autumn!

So grateful.
It's one of my favorite spots in the whole world.


  1. Witam serdecznie. Miło jest mieć swoje ukochane miejsce i wracać do niego. Ta wyspa, patrząc na zdjęcie, musi być piękna. Pozdrawiam serdecznie i przesyłam całusy.

  2. What lovely autumn mood, beautiful painting!

  3. It's just so amazing that with a few strokes of paint you can conjure up a whole island.

  4. It would be one of my fave spots too:)
    Kathy said it so well..and you do it so often!!Many of your landscapes speak volumes..w/ just color and a global sketch♥

  5. I love your painting. Perfect for Autumn.

  6. Rita -- I can feel the kinetic energy in this sketch. The colors and the way you applied them is lovely. I believe your new environment is providing a lot of material for your sketching. -- barbara

  7. Yes, I finally signed up for this lovely blog. Cards, cards, we need to sell cards. I LOVE your work.

  8. Beautiful! You capture it perfectly!


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