Wednesday, May 2, 2007
springtime in Maine
having reluctantly left the exquisite warmth of late april in key west; i've returned to my cabin in Blue Hill, Maine. As we descended from 36,000 ft. to Bangor , Maine, the clouds enveloped and the cold rain surrounded. But, the lightly trafficked airport was a breeze to traverse and my friend Bruce was there on time to meet me for the drive to Blue Hill. Been here three days and i'm just able now to appreciate the contrasts between maine and the keys. I've timed my return well. The croci and daffodils are in bloom...the bald eagles are wheeling overhead and the sun has come out after a very wet april.I head for nyc, ny in two weeks....i plan to paint/ exhibit in SOHO (corner of w. broadway/prince) for the 2nd half of may...then head up to Provincetown, Ma., for the inaugural season of a friend's 80ft. wooden schooner. It's called the Hindu and last year at this time i was rainsoaked most days, working on the schooner's refitting down in Boothbay Harbor. I haven't seen the boat since it left it's boatyard and i'm looking forward to painting her in action. She's docked at the end of Macmillan wharf, next to the Widah museum. Then back to more street painting in nyc and a show of my paintings at DOMA cafe @ waverly/perry st.'s in the west village. plan to show paintings of coney island from twenty years ago.