Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Owls Head General Store

#164B Strawberry Pie, original watercolor, 9" x 11"
We're in Maine this week. Paris will just have to be patient and wait a bit...

In fact we're in Owls Head, a tiny village about 10 minutes outside of Rockland.

The Owls Head General Store and Post Office make up the whole of the town.

And they're just a hop away from the watercolor workshop, so when it's time for lunch this is where we head. The sandwiches may be the best in Maine :)
Everything is deliciously home-made. Oatmeal cookies and milk anyone?
Oh and pumplin Whoopie pies!
Here's where you pay...Mustn't forget the blueberry cake made with those tiny native Maine berries...
The Owls Head Post Office is next door just in case you should need a landmark to find the General Store...
Back in town at the Lobster Festival they were selling old fashioned candy apples. #163B Candy Apples, original watercolor, 9" x 11"
I can't remember when I last had one of those...
Back at the workshop the cats anxiously await our return. Maybe we'll have a snack or two for them?


  1. Ooooh, lovely watercolors, Carol! Your time at the workshop was time well spent. Love those candy apples, and this first painting is just lovely. The cats in the window are a riot. Sounds like a quaint little town.

  2. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Love the HOT COFFEE sign. Hope you're enjoying your time in Maine.

    Eileen (passions to pastry)

  3. Love the paintings..especially the first one. That looks hard to do too. What a charming post. Love the cats too but loved peeking in the general store at all the goodies. :)

  4. Anonymous10:45 AM

    This strawberry pie painting is so feminine and delicate--I love it! Great job on this one Carol--the shapes are all perfect, and the little strawberry tart is luscious.
    I want that stand.
    I have a pretty one sort of like it and Joe uses it to put his coffee bean bags on it.
    DUH. Such a man! ;))

  5. Anonymous10:45 AM

    very elegant for a country store!

  6. Anonymous10:49 AM

    Candy apples! I haven't had one in..like...25 years?
    I like bluebird.. did I mention blue is my favorite color?
    the candy apples are from mini sweets #7.. except that granny smith.. hmm...
    Can I say it's from that secret set of apples.. market..something.. *.. I need coffee..*
    I miss little brown bear... where is he?

  7. Anonymous10:50 AM

    I love the candy apple painting--it's beautiful and luminous, first of all, Carol, but it brings back such nostalgic memories, too. And...of course,there's that cute little bluebird perched there which brings a smile...

  8. Anonymous10:51 AM

    This place looks adorable.
    I love the climbing vine and flowers.
    Great little spot!

  9. Awwwww, just lovely , absolutely lovely work and what a great off the beaten path place to be. I can feel it breath. Says time out to me. :)

  10. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Oh a mini vacance for those of us stuck in the city..
    Love the elegant tea party contrasted with the old-fashioned candy apples!

  11. Anonymous1:41 PM

    I want to go in!!
    Love all these pix.
    I could wear that hot coffee sign around my neck..

  12. Anonymous1:41 PM

    How wonderful this place is!

  13. Anonymous1:44 PM

    i want to make that pie now!

  14. Anonymous1:46 PM

    I love the deep red/black on the painted Candy apples!

  15. Anonymous4:17 PM

    I just love that dessert stand! The best one Re-Ment has ever made, IMHO.
    Awesome job of capturing its elegance in paint, Cg! :)

  16. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Gorgeous! :)

  17. Anonymous4:19 PM

    You have such a lovely touch with light! :)

  18. Anonymous4:20 PM

    Does this place look fun or what!?! Wish I was there...

  19. Anonymous6:36 PM

    OK, just take a minute to review your title today:
    Owls Head General Store
    Yup. Now, in the interest of truth in advertising, the owls do not run the general store. It's the general store in Owls Head. I'm sure you get my drift. This probably says way more about my psyche than I wanted to.
    The candy apples are absolutely to die for. (I can't stand 'em) I can see the gooey coating melting down the sides of the one of the left. Poor blue bird. I'm afraid he's stuck to that goo till someone pulls him out. Please save him.

  20. Beautiful paintings!
    What's not to like about a Paris breakfast?
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I shall return!

  21. How quaint!
    Glad you are having a good time Carol.

  22. We call them toffee apples

  23. Anonymous3:24 AM

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!


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