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!

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).