Monday, August 19, 2013
Homeport Watercolor, 7.5 X 11
I painted the view of our friend's cabin in Maine as seen looking up at it from the dock. I loved all the lovely windows that bring in the light all day and allow a fantastic view of the lake. The area on the right is a screened in porch with screens on 3 sides. It is surrounded by thick woods so that you feel isolated even though there are other cabins quite close on either side. There is an easy slopping, winding path to the water around mossy rocks and low vegetation.
The treat for me when I'm at a place like this is to go down to the dock when it's dark and look up at the star filled sky. Our cities have so much light at night that we are deprived of seeing the vastness of the sky at night and the unfathomable number of stars in our galaxy. It brings to mind the question the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 8:3 and 4, (my own paraphrase) "When I look at the moon and all the stars that You made I think, Who am I that You would be thinking of me, and care so much for me?" It's good to have perspective!