This is the time of year when thoughts of Maine are running through my head all the time. The Bass Harbor lighthouse is a favorite place to visit and it's approached down a path that leads to the ocean. You can see the top of the beacon and the roof of the lighthouse through the trees. I am just starting this painting -- there's a lot of the ground color showing through and some smearing of paint as I was getting the sketch down on the canvas -- but the basics are there. I'll give it the rest of the weekend to dry and come back to it next week to build up the paint.