Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Progress

Spending a little time here and there on this painting during a busy week....
Even though painting engages me in continuous problem-solving, it is kind of relaxing...
 I put on the music, try to block out any chaos around me, and just get into it
- with an occasional dance break, of course!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

On the Easel...

Finally starting to paint for my solo show at NHTI this November. 
This one is from my little trip up the Maine coast - fishermen, in a foggy sea, are hauling their catch.  It's nice to get back to painting on canvas after spending a great deal of time on my upcoming teaching year and my masters courses. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Heading up the Maine Coast

Every summer, I set aside a day to explore the Maine coast. 
I typically aim for a certain part of the coast, and then I drive around looking for interesting places to stop and snap reference photos for future paintings. Tomorrow, I am leaving in the dark of early morning to hopefully catch some views of fishermen leaving the small, out-of-the-way ports of mid-coast, Maine. I love the historical feel of the working ports, with the generations of lobstermen and fishermen continuing as they always have.  Much of the traditional fishing industry in Maine has survived for centuries, and the customs and rural areas along the sea have changed very little over the years.