Monday, October 20, 2014

"Snow Fence"

Snow Fence
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel

Value under painting for Snow Fence in burnt sienna and ultramarine blue

This is another painting for one of my gallery holiday shows. Both galleries asked for paintings to view so that they can make a selection and gave me their preferences for subject matter. I appreciate their feedback and will post their choices as soon as the choosing is over.

A big thanks to Mary Tetro for the photo I painted this from, a lovely New England harbor.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Shadows in the Snow"

"Shadows in the Snow"
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel

I'm on Cape Cod, and it's snowing! Just kidding. I started this one last week, and wanted to finish it for the up coming holiday season. I've painted it before, and always love this winter scene at Thomas Point in Maine.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Honey Crisp"

"Honey Crisp"
6"x8" oil on linen panel

This is my final painting for Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I've painted 30 and shown you 28 of them (2 failed quality assurance!). I want to thank you all for your patience and perseverance, and for all the wonderful comments. I do have a question, for a potential next time. Were there too many posts? Would fewer posts per week with more than one painting in each make for better viewing? Thanks so much for your help.

The 6"x6" and 5"x7" paintings done in September will be priced at $100 through October 1st, and on the 2nd, will go up to the normal $150 price.

Monday, September 29, 2014

"Fall is in the Air"

 "Fall is in the Air"
6"x8" oil on linen panel
$125

Today I painted with the Plein Air Painters of Maine on the grounds of Hamilton House in South Berwick, ME. As the afternoon worse on it got colder and more overcast, but we could still see the rich fall colors.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

"Waiting for the Lobsterman"

"Waiting for the Lobsterman"
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel

I've painted this beautiful classic dinghy before. It belongs to a local lobsterman.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cozy Harbor Inlet in Process

Cozy Harbor inlet after the second plein air session
11"X14" oil on linen panel

I got back to Cozy Harbor on Wednesday. It was tough trying to decide exactly how much light to have on the fronts of the white buildings. I think I like the two on the right best. Still some work to do, but it will have to be from home. The place I was parking turns out to be someone's driveway.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Fish Beach Monhegan"

"Fish Beach Monhegan"
8"x10" oil on linen panel

Fish Beach after the plein air session

I worked again today on this painting of Fish Beach on Monhegan. The bottom image shows the painting at the end of a couple of hours on site and some edits in charcoal. What do you think about the revised version (image at top)? Which version do you like better?



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Broad Cove Sunset"

"Broad Cove Sunset"
5.5"x4.5" pastel on paper
$75

My first effort at a plein air pastel sunset.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cozy Harbor Inlet Vlaue Underpainting

Cozy Harbor Inlet Value Underpainting
11"x14" oil on linen panel

While the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast were visiting Maine a couple of weeks ago, I learned about a beautiful spot on Southport Island where I hadn't painted before. I went back today and did a value underpainting, which hopefully I can complete tomorrow.

Monday, September 22, 2014

"Janette Lamson in Fog"

"Janette Lamson in Fog"
7"x8.5" pastel on paper

The Janette Lamson lives in Camden, Maine. We were moored near her on our recent trip. It was very foggy when I took the photo for this painting.