Saturday, July 29, 2017

Coastal Views

Took an afternoon off and went up the coast...
Nubble Light, York, Maine
Badger's Island, Maine
Portsmouth, NH
my beach treasures

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Glen's Lobsters Available



11x11" watercolor,
double matted and framed to 18x18"
(10/26 - taken off of ETSY to be put in the show at NHTI) 
I am posting this painting because it has been professionally framed and is now available in my Etsy shop. This painting of a little lobster shack in Mackerel Cove, Maine is located on beautiful Bailey's Island.  So here's a "shoutout" to Glen - (who might have even made it into the painting!) - your lobster shack and wharf are quintessential "Down East" Maine!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Painting Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth Summer
11x9" watercolor
I painted this "en plein air" this weekend for the "Wet Paint Event" at the NHAA. 
It was quite an experience sitting in the middle of Market Street, in front of the North Church, to paint with many people watching.    

I also painted a fence and beautiful yard of a super nice couple, whose family has lived on Kittery Point for many generations.  The older coupled came out and chatted with me about the history of the place and admired the painting of their fence in the evening light.  Not long after they left, the church bells from the little white church across the street began playing hymns I knew.  I stood there in the evening sun, listening to the bells and the birds and thought about the nice couple with a strong sense of place, and felt like the area was a little bit of paradise. 
 12x12" Kittery Point Yard, acrylic
An artist friend took this pic at my first location painting plein air.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Surf Art

4.5x4.5" watercolor
About a month ago, I took some photos of people surfing along the NH coast. 
I was on a cliff, so I had to zoom in to see the people in the pictures once I loaded them into my computer.  So, from my dark, somewhat blurry images, I caught the gesture of this woman and added bright colors and fun effects.  Happy Summer!