Last June, I went to Monhegan Island to paint. It was a tough week to be there. It was cloudy and rained most of the time, which is not my favorite weather to paint in. One day, the sun decided to pop out and we all went down to Lobster Cove to paint. I was so excited to be out there in such beautiful weather, I had this great burst of energy and I did this painting in less than 45 minutes. To top off the day, this whale decided to pay us a visit and we stood and watched her come up and down as she passed us by only a short distance from the shore where we stood. Now, that's my idea of a perfect day!