Being in the middle of winter, Maine may be covered in snow and ice right now. But I thought it would be nice to look at a painting that reminds us of spring in Maine's picturesque waterfront.
At one point in time, I recall my girlfriend Susan had dreams of moving to coastal Maine. She and her husband would buy a historical Victorian and turn it into a bed and breakfast when they retire from their "city jobs." They would make great innkeepers - both are well-read, interesting and very hospitable. (Although I never had it, I heard she makes a great Apple Crisp that would be a great B&B menu item as well!) That was years ago. I don't think they are leaning toward that plan anymore. But they still love Maine and continue to visit and vacation there every year.
One magical thing I find I can do is that I can grant my friends' wishes via paintings. So for one of Susan's milestone birthdays, I painted "Susan's Home in Maine" for her. It was inspired by one of Paul Landry's paintings. It hangs in the studies of her Connecticut home.
I hope no matter what season it is, she is reminded of the happy memories of their many Maine vacations and that all dreams, may still come true.