Blue Eyed Girl...

Blue Eyed Girl 16x20sm


I found this boat as it was waiting for the tide to drop. The fisherman had to paint the hull and replace his propeller, so he was waiting for the boat to be sitting on dry land at dead low tide. The best part of this situation is that the boat was going to be stuck here for a while, making it easier to paint. I really appreciated the kindness of the fishermen working around the dock who let me work out there. This painting is 16×20″.

Sunset Harbor...

Sunset Worker 12x16sm


It was fun to zoom in on this docked boat at low tide. It makes for a slightly busy composition, but I like how it works anyway. It was tough to deal with the pile of junk on the dock, but I ┬ájust tried to simplify it to big basic shapes. This is a 12×16″ painting.

Boothbay Sunrise...

sunrise pier 12x16sm


A few weeks ago I painted with some friends in Boothbay Harbor, where we stayed overnight. Early the next morning I woke up to a beautiful clear sunrise and rushed out to do a quick painting of the early light. It’s a beautiful time to paint if you can deal with how fast the sun moves. I don’t do this often, but it was a fun painting.

Knotty Spruce...

Knotted Spruce 20x24sm


Last week I went to Boothbay Harbor to paint with some friends, and despite the fact that it was sunny everywhere else in Maine, we were totally fogged in. After looking around for a while I chose to paint these trees, with all of their character. It was a challenge to paint this scene, but I was very happy with how it came out. This is a 24×24″ canvas.


Cozy Harbor structure 20x24sm


Last week a few friends came to Maine to paint around Boothbay Harbor. The Plein Air Painters of the South East had a week long painting adventure up here, and I managed to crash their party for a few painting days. It was great to see some old friends like Larry Moore, Anne Blair Brown and Brett Weaver, along with some new people. I love spending a day painting with good friends and then talking shop over dinner and beers. It was a huge treat to be with that group for their visit.

We found some fun places to paint, and most of them were new to me. When we drove around a corner to find this scene in Cozy Harbor, I was thrilled. It’s really exciting to find a great new painting spot.

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