Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Adieu Maine

Adieu Lobster by Carol Gillott Adieu Lobster, watercolor, 9" x 11"
I'm hating to leave Maine just as much as you are
The last day of David's workshop is a half day spent close to his house so we can eat a farewell lunch together.
Crit before we eat lunch today.
Everyone side-by-side.
LUNCH and what I ate:
Watermelon Salad with Mint Leaves

1 (5-pound) watermelon
1 Vidalia or other sweet onion
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
6 whole mint sprigs
Rick said:
if you really ate all that food you posted, you must be stuffed!!!!!!
Yes, I ate:
1 Lobster Roll
1 clam roll
2 steamed lobsters
2 plates of steamed clams
1 blueberry slice pie
1 rhubarb slice pie
2 Haddock sandwichesToo much ice creamEverything tastes much better up there.
Now I'm on a mostly CARROTS regime
This is where I stayed on the left.
Saturday I went off to Portland. My plane was early Sunday morning.
Natch I had to see the John Marin exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art.
I loved the old photos of Marin almost as much as the paintings.
His wild and wooly watercolors of the Maine ocean
Made quite a splash in his time - he was ahead of his time really.
He certainly knew how to do a portrait shot
So it's finally Adieu Maine.
And tomorrow it's BONJOUR BORDEAUX!


  1. Ah Maine and its lobsters. I simply adore New England!

  2. Your Maine trip was a joy to see! Enjoy your carrots!

  3. Lovely trip all around. (And don't tell anyone, but I like your paintings better than that famous guy's in the museum...)

  4. Glad to hear your trip went so well, Carol. It is beautiful up there. I love your Bordeaux things!

  5. What a fun trip this was and you even got to a museum on top of it. Good Food, Good Company and Great Art what more can one ask for?

  6. Oh, what a wonderful Maine vacation!

  7. Oh Amy,
    You are biased re: my paintings
    Besides Harry wrote that...
    I can tell his paw prints a mile away
    But thanks anyway :)

  8. Thanks for the Maine visit via your blog, once removed. Marin is a favorite of mine, but not everyone's
    cup of tea. He did lots of painting up on Deer Isle, where my cabin awaits my return, in late August.
    Do you by (or is that BUY)any chance have anymore of those lobster paintings for sale?

  9. I love your watercolors, especially the ones with macaron, as I have macaronmania :) Paris, and Laduree have a little surprise waiting for you and the bear, assuming you haven't seen it yet. Want a peek in my latest post? :) your blog is in my daily read, and your name and blog appeared in my macaron posts few times, I hope it is OK that I put one of your macaron watercolors on one post, with full credit of course :) if it is a problem, let me know and I remove that image. Have a great France trip :)

  10. Your photos are exquisite! I love the sailboat in the bay.
    Looks like you had a good time - have a safe trip back.

  11. ... just finished reading "Maine" by J. Courtney Sullivan as you ended your trip. Such fun reading and viewing. Thank you for taking us along. When does FedEx deliver the lobsters?

  12. Loved the trip to Maine! (And, by the way, there is no such thing as "too much ice cream"!)

  13. Thoroughly enjoyed your Maine postings. It's was like a virtual vacation!! Loooove Lobster rolls. (Enjoyed lobster in Nantucket last summer). I am going to Janet Rogers workshop in Traverse City, Michigan in August - not quite Maine but will be fun!
    Lovely lobster W/C by the way!!

  14. I don't think I could eat another bite. Merci!

  15. My oldest friend lives in Bar Harbor and teaches Plein Aire Watercolor classes.
    She loves living there so much, she almost tempted us to see about living there .. but those winters !
    Love your paintings, although the photo of lobster made me sad. I don't get lobster in Argentina :(
    Poor me ~

  16. Jerri-Anne12:17 AM

    It appears you had a great time at the workshop!
    And the food looked wonderful!!!
    I cooled off just looking at the pics of the bay too!
    And enjoyed very much the peeks at everyone's paintings!

  17. Your paintings are so inspiring and so beautiful and delicate. So I just had to have one! So I bought one of your Bordeaux Chateaux!! Je suis très heureuse!!! I'll have to buy one of your gorgeous Paris ones next as Paris is my favourite place on earth and your artworks are simply merveilleux!

  18. Loved your Maine trip! I'm a newbie watercolorist and loved your hesitation.. identified completely! Your paintings are lovely! Thanks for sharing.
    I'm a better cook than painter.. stop by and visit me ....

  19. Marin is a favorite of mine.I liked your paintings.Your photos are exquisite.


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