This was my favorite painting done on location in Maine last week. It is in South Bristol, I believe, and it is at the location of a tiny Swing Bridge (the whole piece of road spins around like a top to let the boats go by), and in a couple of years from now it will be a drawbridge, as all the Swing Bridges in Maine are slated for replacement. If you know who Connie Hays is, I think she painted in this area, too. I was very disciplined about using my new viewfinder with grid lines - as there was so much I wanted to include, plus the wind-y road and the house on the hillside.... it made it so much easier!
I enhanced the colors on the houses and road, because... well, because I wanted to. I, at this point in Maine, started feeling freer. It has continued and expanded since I've come home. When I show you the first painting I did in my studio when I got back I'm sure each and every one of you will say "Wait.... WHO is this person who painted this???" And I'm having a walloping good time doing it, that's what I'll say!