Finally, a new painting! My production slows down when my sales slow down, which is not right but unfortunately what happens. It got to the point where I hadn't been in my studio for days, when a friend asked me to visit an adult painting class she teaches. I did this painting in a quick 45 minute demonstration. The students, some of whom were quite good painters, were thoroughly engaged as they watched my process, and I enjoyed myself immensely.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Large format prints and prints on canvas are available through above links to Fine Art America. The original can be purchased through my website at Maine Nature Paintings.
Summer went by too fast. I participated in the weekly Rockland Art Market though the summer months. It was a lovely venue in Rockland's downtown waterfront Harbor Park. Sales were ok, but I did much better at the weekend juried Fine Art Shows.
My gardens were great this year, except that just before harvest Hurricane Irene came through to flattened the corn and blight the tomatoes :( Lately, I am working on getting enough trees down and out of my woods, cut up, split, and stacked, to feed my woodstoves over the winter. It's an arduous annual task that seems to get harder to do each year. I am considering putting some kind of backup heating source on my wish list!
Health-wise, I'm good! I see my oncologist this coming week for the results of recent scans and tests, but I'm sure I'm good. How do I know? The length of time between the tests and follow up visit is one indication. If there was anything to worry about, I'm sure they would have gotten me right in there. Good news they make you wait to hear. I celebrated 3 years this summer surviving breast cancer surgery and chemotherapy treatments. Each year my odds improve.
Get out in the woods and enjoy. Paint on!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Or visit Maine Nature Paintings where I make my paintings available to you in an ongoing exhibit that is updated regularly. Stop by to see what is new today!
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Note: the Rockland Art Market will resume on Thursday, August 18th and run every Thursday through September 15th.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The flower gardens of purple irises, and bright forsythia against the yellow house overlooking Stonington harbor on Deer Isle in this new painting reflects the essence of summer on the coast of Maine. Whether you buy the original or a print on canvas, you'll have a little bit of authentic Down East Maine to brighten your day, everyday. Enjoy.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
This past summer found me with my show on the road. I did regional art shows from Portland to Bar Harbor, selling paintings and even winning a 1st Place in Oils cash prize, and a purchase award. It was a lot of driving and hard work, but fun to meet and talk with fellow artists and customers in person. Between shows, through the Summer and Fall, I loaded my gear and my dog into my car and headed out to paint on locations deep in the woods and along the coast from the Mid-Coast area to Lubec.
Now we are all buried under tons of snow for the duration of winter. In the studio I've been working on winter scenes, but also contemplating those gorgeous days of summer by working from references gathered months ago. Seeing some of these beautiful new watercolors, nicely matted and framed, warms the walls of my studio and my heart just to look at them. Should you choose one to purchase for your own, I believe you will see the light, and feel the warmth of Summer days ahead, too.
I hope you enjoy looking through my 2010 collection of available paintings on my Watercolors page, and also New Works page. Perhaps you'll find that special one that you want to add to your collection.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information about a particular work, or to inquire about commissioning a painting soon.
Best Regards for a great 2011,