Saturday, November 25, 2017

Luminous Blues

Luminous Blues
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Don't these two boats look inviting?  I chose to paint this scene because I liked how the boats just glowed with the brilliant hues of cobalt blue. I decided to crop the painting so that the angles of the dock and boats played off of the dark reflections in the negative space of the surrounding water.   I just want to step into this sun-soaked scene and drift off in one of these little boats.
This painting will be available in the "Deck the Walls Holiday Show" at the NHAA Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth, NH.  (Nov 29 - Dec 30, with Opening Night on Friday December 1st)

Monday, November 13, 2017

NHTI Press


Library Exhibit Celebrates Coastal Life

     This month, the NHTI Library Gallery presents "Coastal Life: Boats and Harbors of Maine and New Hampshire," by NH artist Christine Blain.
     Christine writes, "Fishermen sorting their catch. Sunlight glistening on water. A sleepy harbor wrapped in fog. These subjects have captivated me for as long as I can remember.
     "I am equally intrigued by the coastal light and weather, feeling constantly motivated and challenged to capture its mood with my paintings. Whether it is the fleeting moment of a brilliant reflection or a rain-swept, stormy sea, I seek to celebrate the beauty of coastal life."
     Learn more about Christine at

A Little Boat, A Little Sunshine
by Christine Blain
"Sometimes the simplest subjects
can be so intriguing

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Long-term project

Today I am embarking on an art piece that I will likely pick up and put down many times before it is complete.  My goal is to have it complete no later than one year from now, on the annual day of prayer for the persecuted church.  Here is a literal peek over my shoulder, as I begin the planning that has been being pieced together in my brain over the past few months.