Thursday, October 2, 2014

30 Paintings in 31 Days - Painting in Maine


Painting plein air has been sort of a challenge this week here in Maine. All the days have been overcast and breezy. Grey/blue/purple clouds, no cast shadows and values nearly all the same.

Today we painted in Manset at the Moorings, a lovely inn that was very accommodating. The view is amazing - a working harbor, the little Cranberry Isle ferry/mailboat going back and forth, a yacht builder hauling boats out for the season, and people going for their last sail of the season. You can see all the way up Somes Sound and across to Bear Island & Sutton Island and the mountains beyond.

Tomorrow they promise there will be sunny skies! Even thought the challenge is technically over, I'll post a few more paintings in the coming days. I have a few I've started, some from photos, some were the second painting of the day.

I'd like to direct you to my Etsy page. Please consider purchasing a painting because, a. Christmas is coming, and these little paintings really make nice gifts, and/or b. the mermaid needs to buy some picture frames for the big solo show and selling a couple of these little guys would be a BIG help!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 30 - 30/30 Challenge - At Acadia Workshop Center


Another damp and dreary day here in Maine at Acadia Workshop Center. So we stayed on property in case we needed coffee or warming up. For me this is an exercise in editing and finding values in a rather flat and backlit scene (despite the cloud cover).

I'd like to direct you to my Etsy page. Please consider purchasing a painting because, a. Christmas is coming, and these little paintings really make nice gifts, and/or b. the mermaid needs to buy some picture frames for the big solo show and selling a couple of these little guys would be a BIG help!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day 29 - 30/30 Challenge - Lopaus Point


Day 1 of Pastel workshop with Michael Chesley Johnson at Acadia Workshop Center. An overcast day, too breezy down at Lopaus Point to work on the south side with the beach...so here we are at the marsh.




I'd like to direct you to my Etsy page. Please consider purchasing a painting because, a. Christmas is coming, and these little paintings really make nice gifts, and/or b. the mermaid needs to buy some picture frames for the big solo show and selling a couple of these little guys would be a BIG help!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Day 26 - 30/30 Challenge - Wait haven't we seen this before???


Yes. Yes you have. A little more than a year ago, this is how I kicked off my trip to Maine and the start of the 30/30 Challenge. This is an ink and watercolor pencil drawing of/on the Cross Sound Ferry.
More to come when I get to Maine!

I'd like to direct you to my Etsy page. Please consider purchasing a painting because, a. Christmas is coming, and these little paintings really make nice gifts, and/or b. the mermaid needs to buy some picture frames for the big solo show and selling a couple of these little guys would be a BIG help!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Day 20 - 30/30 Challenge - How Cute Am I?

How Cute Am I? Neupastel on watercolor paper, 4.5 x 6

When you're pressed for time, sometimes you just paint what's next to you. That might be an apple or a coffee cup, or a lemon, but today a cat put on her upside-down-in-the-window-how-adorable-am-I? act and I went with it! This is neupastel on a scrap of watercolor paper.

LAST DAY!! I'd like to direct you to my Etsy page where I'm having a little sale. Please consider purchasing a painting because, a. Christmas is coming, and these little 6x6s really make nice gifts, and/or b. the mermaid needs to buy some picture frames for the big solo show and selling a couple of these little guys would be a BIG help!


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Day 19 - 30/30 Challenge - Pumpkin Truck

Pumpkin truck, pastel, approx 7" x 7"

Alas, I think Fall is here. Farewell summer. It was lovely. But, the crispness is in the evening air, the leaves are starting to just get golden and orange around the edges. It's amazing how, one day it's a perfect beach day, and the next you get an urge to pick pumpkins.

This lovely old truck full of pumpkins was on display at the farm we went to last year to pick pumpkins. There were hay rides and barn animals and roasted corn and candy apples. Just a lovely place! I'm looking forward to going back!

Though many of these paintings won't be for sale right away, I'd like to direct you to my Etsy page where I'm having a little sale. Please consider purchasing a painting because, a. Christmas is coming, and these little 6x6s really make nice gifts, and/or b. the mermaid needs to buy some picture frames for the big solo show and selling a couple of these little guys would be a BIG help!


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day 18 - 30/30 Challenge - Fishermen's Road, Pencil Sketch

Fishermen's Road, Caumsett   Pencil on paper, approx 8.5 x 8.5

Life is busy! Life is good! But not much time for painting this week, though I am trying to make the effort. A new job, and juggling freelance work has left me with not a lot of time.

Today I only had about 20 minutes (30 if you count the time I need to make this post), so I decided to just pick a random photo and draw it. In pencil. Black and white.  This is from a photo taken at Caumsett State Park along the "fishermen's road." Maybe I'll even paint it - someday!

Though many of these paintings won't be for sale right away (or even for sale at all), I'd like to direct you to my Etsy page where I'm having a little sale. This is the final week!

Please consider purchasing a painting because, a. Christmas is coming, and these little 6x6s really make nice gifts, and/or b. the mermaid needs to buy some picture frames for the big solo show and selling a couple of these little guys would be a BIG help!


I'd also like to suggest that you sign up on the right side of this page for emails (not every day), and the follow button to get notifications when this blog is updated (for this month nearly every day, most times, not so much).