Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Pond ,sold
I will be relaxing at the pond in the next few days, the summer is ending , I just want to go in my kayak and enjoy the wildlife on the pond!
I might blog ,I might not , we will see!
This is a miniature pastel 3x5 on board .framed with a silver/gold frame $100.00
email me if you are interested,

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Red Apples We have beautiful apple orchards not very far from my house , the season is almost here where we will go pick these apples ,I worked on this from a photo I took a few years ago .
Today I also put up a small pastel show at the Hollis, NH Library it will be there for the month of September.
This is a small 5x5 watercolor matted with a white matt, $75.00

Monday, August 27, 2007

From the window sill
This is the time of year when you put all extra vegetables on the window sill ,and what a great subject for a quick still life ,tomorrow it will be in a sauce!
5x7 watercolor matted with a white matt 8x10 all my designs are originals and copyrighted.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Morning at Tide Mill I had a busy weekend , went to a anniversary party today , it didn't leave me time to paint.
I still have a few of my plein air at the salt water farm from a couple weeks ago.
This is a 8x10 oil on linen painted before 8 AM one morning.
Portland , Maine

This was a very hot and humid day show ,very well attended. A two hour drive from my house , 300 artists came from all over the Northeast . Four of us that I know from
Daily Painters were there , and it was very nice to meet them in person, Cooper Dragonette, Elizabeth Fraser, Varvara Harmon and myself.
Thank you Eileen for Helping me with the show.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

On the way to Lubec My daily work these last few days has been preparing for the Portland show , The weather report is supposed to be hot and humid , I hope everyone decided to take a stroll downtown and see all the beautiful art work.
As you must know ,I never pass an old house with the right light on it , and this one was on my way to Lubec .
11x14 pastel on board $425.00
email me if interested

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

From the parlor window
I have painted this window a few times , I just love the look of these old windows , I have one in my house. I found this one in my travel to Eastport Maine , it was a house that needed a bit of love , many houses in the area need someone to bring them back to life , and many Baby Boomers are retiring and doing just that.
Edward Hopper liked these old windows also.
16x20 oil on canvas,
email me if you are interested , this is a larger painting.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Eastport cottages

The days are getting shorter , the nights are cooler ,I feel the summer coming to an end it goes so fast like a flash!
I still feel very lucky to reside in this part of the states ,where the landscape is going to change with it's bright orange , red and yellow colors, a must see if you have not visited in New England , it is a painters dream .
This is a larger painting 16x20 oil ,
email me if you are interested ,

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Campobello Island houses

I am slowly getting my routine back after my painting trip, today i visited some of my friends at a local Art show , the Greeley park show in Nashua, it used to be on my list of show ,but I gave it up some years back due to other commitments ,it was nice to be a spectator for a change.
Next week it will be the other way around when I will be in Portland.

This is a 9x12 pastel painted on location en Plein air .
if you are interested, email me

Friday, August 17, 2007

Morning in Quoddy
Trying to get ready for a few outdoor shows coming up , next week it will be the Portland ,Maine sidewalk show. Saturday the 25th if you are in the area stop by my{ booth G-12}
This is a pastel painted on location with the fog coming in
5x8 pastel on paper

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Campobello fishing boat
This was painted last week on a nice sunny morning on the Island of Campobello, NB ,Canada
pastel on board 5x7 , email if interested

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Lubec Seashore
Was away from home for two weeks , now I am really paying for it ,my garden has gone to the dogs , weeds took over ,my gallery is a disaster, and I am still sorting out the work I did on my
this small pastel was done the morning I left before my flat tire episode on my trip back.
5x7 pastel on board $100.00, email me
Campobello's Wilsons beach
The sadness of the fishing industry is gone in this small island of Campobello, this antique fishing shack/ store is about gone and will be demolished soon , this was one of the places I painted last week along with Colorado Artist Doug Dawson . This was one of my favorite !
11x14 pastel

Monday, August 13, 2007

The back streets of Lubec
The first week of my stay was at the Tide Mill farm , making it our 15 th year painting in the area, a warm welcome was waiting for us when we arrived. This lovely farm feels like we have come home when the eighth of us get there.
Making my daily paint out in the streets of Lubec, Maine with it's charming cottages and old Victorian houses , and the beautiful seashore .
I am now back home and must sort out all my work.
all my paintings are originals and copyrighted.
This is a pastel 8x10 painted on a board.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Campobello"Upper duck pond"
I have just spent five days at a Mentoring paint along with pastelist Doug Dawson on the Island of Campobello, NB Canada. A very pleasant week it was !lots of painting done , the weather was great and so was the group of artists,we plein air painted each day for 8 hours. I am not home yet, just made a stop in Maine before returning tomorrow , and this was my first chance to blog for the week.
11x14 pastel

Monday, August 06, 2007

Lubec lobster boats

My time is limited blogging , I am mostly painting on location and having a great time , the weather so far has been great! This was a quick demo i did for a friend yesterday and liked it , I have done this scene many times and never get tired of it .
9x12 pastel

Friday, August 03, 2007

Lubec,Bay Window
The architecture of this old Down East town is wonderful for my obsession with the history of it,a nice sunny day to paint on location, my friends and I are spread out at different locations ,some like to paint rocks ,some lighthouses and of course many of the farm life where we are staying, a wonderful working farm with cows, chickens pigs and lots of wildlife ,
this was my find yesterday,a beautiful parlor window.
9x14 pastel
I have not established prices for this work , away from my studio.
.this work is copyrighted and may not be reproduced.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Lubec store front

The week is going great , the weather has been beautiful, very warm for this part of Maine.
I am in a old building mode of seeing future paintings ,so many have gone by , since I have been coming for 15 years . Many houses I have painted and are now gone by storms, fires or just demolished.I love the history of this old fishing village , and love to talk to the old timers to hear their views and remembrance of the old time.
this is 9x12 oil on canvas paper, I am away from my Email , if interested , please allow 12 more days to get in touch with me.