Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Facing the Light

Facing the Light
Model J.J. at the Wednesday evening Kennebunkport
Drawing Group in Kennebunkport, Maine on May 4, 2016,
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

At the Corner...


At the Corner
of Gates and Washington
in the Strawberry Banke area of Portsmouth, New Hampshire
on May 3, 2016, sketched on May 3, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Playalinda Beach Pair


Playalinda Beach Pair
Note: Playalinda is Spanish for Beautiful (Linda) Beach (Playa)
a commission by the subjects, Bob and Vicki, from a photo I took
on Playalinda Beach at the Cape Canaveral National Seashore
in Merritt, Florida on February 22, 2016
painted in Shapleigh, Maine on April 28 to May 2, 2016
18" x 12, Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, wax resist,
liquid frisket, #3 graphite and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper

Commission, Private Collection

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tulip Two Lips in the Rain

Tulip Two Lips in the Rain
planted as a bulb in our yard fall 2015 by Ruth Kaldor  
in Shapleigh, Maine on May 1, 2016, sketched on May 2, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
wax resist, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Dandelion Joy


Dandelion Joy
blooming in our yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 28, 2016, sketched on May 1, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Apple Green Leaves

New Apple Green Leaves
on my apple tree in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 28, 2016, sketched on April 30, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Playlinda Beach Study


Playlinda Beach Study
at the Cape Canaveral National Seashore in Merritt, Florida
on February 22, 2016, sketched on April 28, 2016
11" x 11", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, #3 graphite,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper

(working on part of a commission)
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dandy Lion in Snow Study II

Dandy Lion in Snow Study II
in Shapleigh, Maine on April 26, 2016, sketched on April 26, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dandy Lion in Snow

Dandy Lion in Snow
in Shapleigh, Maine on April 26, 2016, sketched on April 26, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Monday, April 25, 2016

Step Splash Not Interrupted

Step Splash Not Interrupted
an American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus) on the rocks
during a wave splash at Arundel Beach, also known as Colony Beach,
in Kennebunkport, Maine on April 22, 2016
16" x 10", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
white Winsor opaque Gouache, wax resist, liquid frisket, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press acid free rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $260 + $14.30 sales tax + $20.70 S&H = $295.00

Wave Below Sunny Haze

Wave Below Sunny Haze
at Arundel Beach, also known as Colony Beach,
in Kennebunkport, Maine on April 22, 2016,
sketched on April 25, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
hot press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nora Back Study


Nora Back Study
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport , Maine on April 22, 2016, 

5" x 7", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press
fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Friday, April 22, 2016

Nora Returns Study

Nora Returns Study
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport , Maine
on April 22, 2016, sketched on April 22, 2016
9" x 12", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

Leaf Left Under the Flow

Leaf Left Under the Flow
in my stream in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 21, 2016, sketched on April 21, 2016
10" x 8", Winsor & Newton watercolors, white
Winsor opaque Gouache and wax resist paraffin
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press
rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sunset Sunlight in the South

Sunset Sunlight in the South
in the back fields behind my home on Fort Ridge in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 20, 2016, sketched on April 20, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Surf's Why

Surf's Why
off the rocks at Nubble Light in York Beach, Maine
on April 1, 2016, sketched on April 19, 2016
12" x 9", Winsor & Newton watercolors and
white Winsor opaque Gouache on 300 lb.
Arches cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $260 + $14.30 sales tax + $20.70 S&H = $295.00


Questioning...
by Bruce McMillan

Why do we pick up a paintbrush?
Why does a sea breeze make us smile?
Why does sea surf give us a rush?
Why does art have a unique style?

Why does a paintbrush flow so well?
Why does cobalt green come and go?
Why does the ocean look so, swell?
Why do waves curl, put on a show?


Why do yellow and blue make green?
Why do cool colors intrigue us?
Why do we paint the scene unseen?
Why do we brush, then fuss and fuss?


poem © 2016 Bruce McMillan

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Dad Makes a Splash


Dad Makes a Splash
on Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine
on April 1, 2016, sketched on April 17, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
white Winsor opaque Gouache on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Surf Curl Crash Splash


Surf Curl Crash Splash
at the beach at the Matanzas National Park in Matanzas,
Florida on February 24, 2016, sketched on April 16, 2016
10" x 9", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
white Winsor opaque Gouache, paraffin wax resist, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink, on 300 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

Friday, April 15, 2016

Sea Splash Sea


Sea Splash Sea
on Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine
on April 1, 2016, sketched on April 15, 2016
12" x 9", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
white Winsor opaque Gouache, paraffin wax resist, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink, on 300 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $260 + $14.30 sales tax + $20.70 S&H = $295.00

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Surf Crash Splash

Surf Crash Splash
off the rocks at Nubble Light in York Beach, Maine
on April 1, 2016, sketched on April 14, 2016
10" x 7", Winsor & Newton Cobalt Green,
French Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Winsor Violet 

watercolors and white Winsor opaque Gouache on 140 lb.
Arches hot press
satin grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

Maple Buckets Still...

Maple Buckets Still Hanging
maple syrup bucket on maples along
the Plains Road in Cabot, Vermont
on March 28, 2016, sketched on April 14, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cliff Climbing

Cliff Climbing
Ruth Kaldor on Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine
on April 1, 2016, sketched on April 13, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Two Two Lips


Two Two Lips
potted tulips outside set on my deck in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 5, 2016, sketched on April 11, 2016
8" x 6", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fluid 100
cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

Monday, April 11, 2016

Nubble Surf


Nubble Surf
at Nubble Light in York Beach, Maine
on April 1, 2016, sketched on April 11, 2016
8" x 6", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, #3 graphite
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fluid 100
cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Brigid Posed...

Brigid Posed
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport , Maine, sketched on April 8, 2016
11" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00




Brigid Posed Study
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport , Maine, sketched on April 8, 2016
7" x 5", #3 graphite, Kuretake Fountain Brush Pen using Sumi ink, and 
Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
hot press satin 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Form of Brigid

Form of Brigid
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport , Maine, sketched on April 8, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Friday, April 8, 2016

Marginal Way Tide


Marginal Way Tide
along Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine
on April 1, sketched on April 7, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Studies of Mary S...



Study of Mary S.
with Necklace
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group in
Kennebunkport, Maine sketched on April 6, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00




Study of Mary S.
Profile Arms and Breasts
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group in
Kennebunkport, Maine sketched on April 6, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Study of Mary S. Sitting
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group in
Kennebunkport, Maine sketched on April 6, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
hot press satin 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sodium Yellow Fireworks

Sodium Yellow Fireworks
Potted tulips held up as a selfie in my yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 5, 2016, sketched on April 6, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Kaity Study IV...

Kaity Study IV
with Cobalt Green
at the Friday morning Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on April 1, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Monday, April 4, 2016

At Todd Bonita's Gallery Opening...

Milling about with Todd
at his gallery opening in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
on April 1, 2016, sketched on April 4, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Todd between the Crowd
at his gallery opening in Portsmouth, New Hampshire 
on April 1, 2016, sketched on April 4, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Photo using camera painting motion of the half eaten hors d'oeuvres at
the opening of Todd Bonita's Art Gallery in Portsmouth, NH on April 1, 2016


 
At Todd's…

…gallery opening,
people milling
with crowds gawking,
amidst chatting,
and some snacking

when

hors d'oeuvres going,
a bird landing
as art, arriving
amidst chatting,
and some snacking.


photograph and poem © 2016 Bruce McMillan



The Hors d'oeuvres Bird
Note: this was as it was found

Todd Bonita's Portsmouth Art Gallery Opening
39 Ceres Street, Portsmouth, NH, April 1, 2016, 5-8 pm
Down by the tugboats...


Welcome to the opening. That's gallery owner and oil painter Todd
on the right greeting a visitor with a hug.



The turnout for the opening was huge, crowds lined up at the door,
waiting to get in and once in, more crowds.



People milled about, congratulating Todd; those are his feet in the middle.


A contented, excited, pleased Todd Bonita.


What a successful evening.

Todd Bonita's art blog HERE
Todd Bonita's Gallery HERE

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Kaity Studies

Kaity Study I

at the Friday morning Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on April 1, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00



Kaity Study II
at the Friday morning Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on April 1, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

 
Kaity Study III
at the Friday morning Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on April 1, 2016
12" x 9", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

New Art in the Bruce Collection
  
Quick Study of Kaity
Hara Harding
Kuretake Fountain Brush Pen using Sumi ink
on watercolor paper, 8" x 10"

Hara is in our drawing group and we did a trade, this one by Hara traded for my Kaity Study I (above), ironically, both works were our first sketches of the day.

Art of Hara Harding at Full Circle Gallery HERE
Hara's Facebook Site HERE

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dusk at the Third Pond


Dusk at the Third Pond
on the ponds walk behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on March 31, 2016, sketched on April 1, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Contemplating M M...


Contemplating
Memphremagog Melting
at sunset in Magog, Quebec, Canada
on March 26, 2016, sketched on March 31, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Monday, March 28, 2016

Lake Memphremagog...

Lake Memphremagog, Quebec /
Lac Memphrémagog, Québec
in melting ice before sunset seen from Magog, Quebec, Canada
on March 26, 2016, sketched on March 29, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton watercolor paper
$100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Between Cat Art


Between Cat Art
Ruth Kaldor in the International Museum of Naive Art
of Magog in Magog, Quebec, Canada on March 26, 2016,
sketched on March 27, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment
NFS


 Seen in Between Cat Art above

Grosse Famille / Big Family
Cécile Emond
Oil on Masonite, 91 cm x 61.5 cm, 1992
Online at the Museum HERE

Musée international d'art naïf de Magog /
International Museum of Naive Art of Magog web site HERE