Its been a long day. Began at 5.45 with the alarm and out to paint at Gills Rock which is about as far up the peninsula as you can go. Spent the entire day at Weborg's Dock, a commercial fishing dock which is small by comparison to the ones I was painting in Maine last month, but fruitful nevertheless. I spent the morning on a 10x30 gesso panel of the roof of the main shed, which was lined with seagulls when I began at 7 but devoid of birdlife for the next 5 hours while I painted in the hot sun.
Then off to the local art store where they had to call around to find three pieces of matboard the same colour, off to a meeting at 5 and then an evening to meet the festival sponsors and the hosts. Now I have to get some sleep before tomorrow's dawn painting. 10 artists and 40 or so of the festival's "premium pass" followers watching as we paint the sunrise at Three Springs Nature Preserve. I have no idea what I'm going to paint but hopefully there will be a nice barn to look at.