Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Landlubber Once More



Ahoy. Sorry for the lack of posting, but I've just returned from a top secret research trip to Maine. Here are a couple of sketches from my trusty watercolor moleskine. First, the fish market on Monhegan Island (try the fish chowder). Also, if you ever visit Monhegan, be sure to stop by what just might be the coziest library in the world. Next is an odd view of an aloft rowboat aboard the magnificent Lewis R. French. If you yearn to set sail on traditional tallship (and National Historic Landmark), you cannot do better than the French. Best crew in Maine.

7 comments:

Emily said...

*sigh*

Eric Orchard said...

Great pictures. They exude calm. You were just near me. I sometimes go to Maine for vacation.

Jonathan said...

Absolutely lovely Matt. It was such a pleasure to have you aboard. I look forward to your future work, as well as catching up on all you have already accomplished.

matt said...

Sigh is right, Emily. I really miss it. Eric, next time in Maine, sail the French. Jonathan, we can't thank you enough. It was indeed a pleasure to meet you.

spacedlaw said...

I was wondering where you'd got to.
Glad to know it was a trip and not the flue that got you away.

Brian Floca said...

Argh, I am filled with nautical envy, and I'm not kidding you one bit. I like especially the back view of the hanging sign. Great effect from the shading. Have you ever been to Mystic Seaport, in CT? Not half as cheesy as you might think it is. Very cool, in fact.

matt said...

Hey, Brian. That's good to hear about Mystic...I was on the fence about that one. I'd also like to check out some of ye olde port towns in MA. But Maine...you really should head up there with sketchbook in tow.