Today was another great day. I awoke to fog, which lifted after a good dose of coffee. A late call last night from shore telling my host of a fallen tree due to storms (which were incredible here), had hit her house, which sent her home today, combined with a sore back. It is quite rugged here, which led to me staying close to home today. I sat in the ditch outside and painted Harry T Bone's house, where I'm staying. I was under shade all day and stayed cool, resting my sore bones from yesterday's trek.
I then walked to town and visited with folks and shot reference for later. From there nearly the whole town showed up for a lecture on Robert Henri, a great inspiration to me, both through his art and writings. I met many people who have encouraged my endeavors, which is pleasant. I have be asked where I show on the island, to which I've answered, 'I've only been here a day and a half', which I find inspiring to paint more and maybe with greater speed. Tomorrow will be a new view and a new set of rules.
Up early to get a jump on the sun.
Jonathan Bradstreet is a painter and illustrator and a guide for the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site. This is Dispatch #2 from his visit this week to Monhegan Island