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THE ART OF RELAXING CONTINUES
A MONDAY AT KENNEBUNK BEACH
I’m still mentally back at Kennebunk Beach in Maine, even though my vacation is technically over. Fortunately, I took along a camera on my first morning walk there with my friend Ruth. For fog was covering both the sea and the land reminding me of Winslow Homer’s An Artist’s Studio in the Afternoon Fog below, in spite of the difference in the hour. You can visit his studio (the building on the right) today, located only about 40 minutes from Kennebunk. (See: the end of the blog for further information.)
So let’s take a tour of Kennebunk Beach inspired by Winslow Homer. I’m not a professional painter or photographer but I can try to see through an artist’s eyes, ultimately enriching as well as transforming my daily life.
THE ART OF FOG
Will the sun survive?
The gray abyss, in which sea gulls swirl and dive.
Where a local landmark, now haunted, barely emerges from the mist.
Though most summer houses are completely shrouded,
mere silhouettes, rising just beyond the silvery water.
Soon gradually revealed, like day awakening from night.
Nearby, a bit of Van Gogh in Maine.
Sunflower power, nurturing, a tiny bee.
While the beach itself brightens, liberated by the now ascendant light that also decorates the incoming waves.
As the fog finally disappears, fading quickly into the atmosphere—contrasting to the sun’s illumination of the sandy shore.
A victory for glorious weather!
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Expand your horizons with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively by Joan Hart.