Sketching in Ogunquit

We celebrated Ellen’s birthday by taking a few days to visit Ogunquit, ME and enjoy the ocean along with some great seafood. The local community has developed a wonderful walkway along the rocky coast between the town center at one end and Perkins Cove at the other. Called the Marginal Way, it rises above the coast and provides delightful views out towards the ocean and the rocks below. It was a bright sunny day so we stopped at one of the many benches along the trail (one of the few that was in shade). We sat down and I did a sketch of the rocks and tide pool below. It was just a quick half hour drawing but I think it captured some of the feeling of that open view.

Rocks and tide pool below The Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine (painted in 5″ x 8″ Pentalic watercolor journal)

The next day we drove down to Cape Neddick where the Nubble Light is located. From a massive stone outcrop you see the buildings of the light station located on a small island just across a narrow stretch of water. We were there in the morning and, looking East the buildings were mostly in shadow. The sun was bright and the sky clear making for good viewing. I spent about 45 minutes on the sketch.

The Nubble Light (painted in 5″ x 8″ Pentalic watercolor journal)

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

2 thoughts on “Sketching in Ogunquit”

    1. Thank you Laureen. It was a short visit but very enjoyable and the weather was perfect. It felt very good to be able to do some sketching outdoors again. Ellen thanks you for the birthday wishes. Thanks, as always for keeping up with the blog and especially for writing.


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