Maine Shoreline...

Maine Shoreline 18x24sm

 

 

I painted this a few weeks ago near Owls Head lighthouse. It’s 16×20″ oil on canvas. When painting rocks like these I like to look for big simple passages of color, and value. Those big relationships set up the sense of light for the scene, and from there I can get in to the more subtle relationships. In the early stages a painting is broken into the biggest areas of light and dark, and as the painting develops I get to play more with the color and paint application.

Hurricane Island...

Two Bush Island 16x20sm

 

A week ago I was one of 20 painters who boarded two boats and headed out to Hurricane Island. We spent the day painting works that will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for Hurricane Island Outward Bound School on August 22. It was my first time on the island, and I was floored by how beautiful it was. The boat ride approaching the island was beautiful, as well as the views we had as we explored looking for painting locations. This was painted on the south side, looking just south of Vinalhaven. Two Bush Island is only an island at high tide. As the tide dropped rocks and seaweed connected it to where I was standing, and made for a much different scene.

Jordan Farm Bus...

jordan farm bus 12x16sm

 

This was painted at the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Paint Out last month. The event is a lot of fun and very well run. It was a quick sketch done after working on a bigger painting through the morning. Jordan Farm was a great location with some fun old tractors, and also this great bus. This is a 12×16″ painting, oil on canvas.

Maine Island...

Bird Island 12x16sm

Lately I’ve been playing with some scenes of the islands in Penobscot Bay. This one is Curtis Island, painted from the shore of Camden harbor. Afternoon skies can be fun to paint for the soft shifts in color and value. This is a pretty simple scene, but I really like the painting. It’s 12×16″ oil on canvas.

Spring Tulips...

Flowering Spring 28x26sm

 

 

This was painted at one of my favorite local gardens this past spring. I love painting gardens when tulips are in bloom and everything in the garden is still fairly clean and uncluttered. This is a lovely garden that goes right up to the sidewalk near downtown Camden.

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