The Black Duck is one of two coffee shops on Monhegan Island. Both have their own personalities. Both are great places to hang out and draw, to meet a friend, or to accomplish my favorite Monhegan past time... just being present. These two women were hanging out one morning.
The September challenge for Girls Just Wanna Paint was "paint like a famous artist"... I've adapted that in my own head to "spend some time studying a famous artist and think about what you can learn". I admire Charles Reid's work. It looks so spontaneous, but is so intentional. Spontaneity and intentionality are not opposite ends of a spectrum, they are just tough to achieve simultaneously, for me. I concentrated on backlit heads, and wet into wet, lost edges. Long way to go, but I like this effort.
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