I'd love to say that it's good to be home, but when a painting trip comes with a boathouse and a view like this...? It was hard to leave.
Finding a way to escape the routine of life as an artist is important. It can refresh your mind and body, and it provides a chance to clear the mental cache. Have I mentioned the smell of that air? Heaven.
The trick is to come home and get back to it, to put the smell of the air and the colors and the feel of Maine into a painting. That's my goal for the weeks ahead.