Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beech Street

Beech Street, Rockland, Maine
Oil on canvas panel

It's 30 paintings in 30 days time again, and I'm starting out with paintings done this week in Rockland in a workshop with the wonderful Anne Blair Brown. We are starting with a four value underpainting and adding color on top. The biggest challenge for me so far has been mixing greens with a new palette. I was very tempted to grab my cadmium yellow medium from the car, but I've soldiered on with  Hansa yellow (Anne uses cadmium lemon, which I'll get some of today), yellow ochre, and Indian yellow (I love that one).

Friday, August 26, 2016

Blueberries and Watermelon

 Blueberry Pie
10"x10" oil on cradled board (sides painted - no need to frame)

10"x10" oil on cradled board (sides painted - no need to frame)

Does your kitchen need sprucing up? Here's an easy way to do that and to help a great cause. My two paintings of garden produce are available at the online Tidewater Farm benefit run by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Half the proceeds go to the farm (and half to the artist). The sale ends on September 2.

If you’re ever in the Portland Maine area and want a beautiful place to paint, I recommend this saltwater farm. I love teaching my plein air class there. Let me know, and I’ll go with you. Here are a few posts of paintings of the marsh on the property. There are also buildings, the garden, and additional marsh views.