“When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway.” -Winslow Homer
Well, I’m not certain that would be the case when I paint, but I was delighted to join some Migis Lodge guests and see what Mr. Homer has to offer. Our sister property Black Point Inn is geographically situated a stone’s throw from ‘one of the most important places in the history of American art’. The seaside studio of Winslow Homer (1836-1910), after six years of renovation and restoration, opened in September to the public for limited tours. Through the Portland Museum of Art, small groups can be transported to the studio at Prouts Neck for a guided visit to the site that inspired the powerful seascapes revered the world over.
Even on the most benign summer day, the distinctive surf and ancient boulders along the Cliff Walk are imposing in their rugged strength. And our visit, on an appropriately windswept rainy day, emphasized even further the wild beauty of the site. Come join us on this Autumn Adventure and maybe you’ll be tempted to make the trip to Portland yourself.