Saturday, September 22, 2018

One Above Three

One Above Three
lobsterboats seen from Granite Street
in Stonington, Maine painted plein air on Sept 20, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


First I painted a watercolor
of the scene without the boats,
posted yesterday.

Then I painted the scene
with only the boats.
With a painting you can do anything.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

To Below Granite Street

To Below Granite Street
in Stonington, Maine painted plein air on Sept 20, 2018
11" x 11" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $210.00

 

The setup

The location and art

Tucked in by the Sea

 Tucked in by the Sea
below Church Street in Stonington, Maine,
painted plain air as darkness descended on Sept 19, 2018
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Arches cold
press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fog Rocks

Fog Rocks
during sunset at Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 18, 2018
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Arches cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00


 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dinghy by Three Rose Hips Studies

Dinghy by Three Rose Hips
Study 2
on a foggy day at Green Head
overlooking the harbor in Stonington,
Maine painted plein air on September 17, 2018
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

Dinghy by Three Rose Hips
Study1
on a foggy day at Green Head
overlooking the harbor in Stonington,
Maine painted plein air on September 17, 2018
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Arches cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

Monday, September 17, 2018

Party of Four at Midnight


Party of Four at Midnight
at the Public Dock in Stonington Maine
in the fog painted plein air on September 16/17, 2018 

10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Arches
Artistico cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00



Setting up for the nocturne in the fog
at the Public Dock in Stonington, Maine.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Rebekah Sitting Studies

Rebekah Sitting Study I
at our Kennebunkport, Maine ART group
painted on September 14, 2018
8" x 10" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00



Rebekah Sitting Study II

at our Kennebunkport, Maine ART group
painted on September 14, 2018
8" x 10" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Arches cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor
paper framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00


A Sampler of our ART group
This is a random sampler of art in progress at our figure ART group in Kennebunkport, Maine, seven of the nineteen artists with a live model on September 14, 2018. It's an eclectic group, fine artists. We relish our time together, enjoying music, chatting, feasting during breaks, all the time focused on our art.
 

1
Collage with Elizabeth Kelley
web site HERE
 

2
Oil with Richard Winslow
 

3
Watercolor with Janet Ledoux
web site HERE Facebook Art page HERE
 

4
Drawing with Charles A. Cramer
His book HERE
 

5
Watercolor with Hara Harding
 

6
Watercolor with Ellen Fisher
 

7
Ink with Brad Maushart
His f8 gallery HERE
 

On September 22, 2018 a memorial exhibition of one of our group's late artists who completed his journey through life last summer, watercolor painter DeWitt Hardy, will open at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine HERE

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cloud's Shadows Paint Mt. Esja


Cloud's Shadows Paint Mt. Esja
painted on August 8, 2018
17" x 12" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed including tax and shipping, $300.00


Eight Artist's Views of Mount Esja

(also called Esjan / The Esja), 3,000 ' / 914 m



1
Landscape, Iceland
Ásgrímur Jónsson (1876-1958)
In the background the island Viðey and the mountain Esja
Oil on canvas, 44" x 32" 90 (w x h), 1931 - 1933
"Ásgrímur Jónsson was one of the first artists in Iceland to make art his profession for a living. He was an honorary professor at the University of Iceland. In 1933 he was made Grand Knight of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon. He was an honorary member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts and Knight of Dannebrog, first class."
See thirty of his paintings in Wiki HERE
His biography at the National Gallery in Iceland HERE
See his home, now a museum in Reykjavik HERE

2
Mt. Esja
Derek Karl Mundell (1951- )
Watercolor
"Derek Karl Mundell moved to Iceland from England in 1976. He's lived in Iceland since then. He's a watercolor artist, painting and teaching in Iceland."
His web site HERE

3
Mt. Esja from Reykjavik Harbor
Tessa Perutz (1988- )
Oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches, 2016
Mt. Esja from Reykjavik Harbor
"Tessa Perutz received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Brooklyn and Iceland. She's exhibited in the US and UK in multiple solo, two-person, and group exhibitions." Her web site is HERE. Interview with the artist HERE.

4
Klapparstígur (is a street in Reykjavík)
Louisa Matthíasdóttir (1917-2000)
Oil on canvas, 30" x 24", 1983
Reykjavík Art Museum
Louisa Matthíasdóttir is regarded
as one of Iceland's greatest painters.
Her estate web site is HERE
Her work in the Tiber de Nagy gallery is HERE
Her Wiki bio is HERE

5
Esja View
Temma Bell (1945- )
Oil on canvas
"For forty years Temma Bell, the daughter of painters Louisa Matthíasdóttir and Leland Bell, has produced vividly hued, rapidly brushed landscapes, still lifes, and figure paintings, all painted from observation at her upstate sheep farm or in Iceland, her mother's native home."
Her web site is HERE
A gallery show with a self-portrait of Temma is HERE
(She looks a lot like her mother, Louisa)
See Temma's favorite self-portrait by her mother HERE
and Temma's Facebook page HERE

6
Mt. Esja seen from Art Installation
Tussock Þúfa in Reykjavik Harbor

Ruth Kaldor (1951- )
Watercolor on paper, 2016
See her paintings of Iceland HERE
On Facebook HERE Instagram HERE Etsy HERE

7
Álfkona í Esjunni / Spirit of Mt Esja
Johannes Kjarval Iceland (1885-1972)
Oil on canvas
1957

8
The Pond Tjörnin and Mt. Esja
Óskar Thorarensen (1959- )
Watercolor on paper, 2010
See more of Óskar's work HERE
on Facebook HERE and his blog HERE

Monday, September 10, 2018

Up for Painting


Up for Painting
the fishing boat Sigurður Ólafsson, SF44, Hornafjörður,
Iceland in dry dock in Reykjavik, on August 16,
painted on September 9, 2018
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Arches cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed including tax and shipping, $160.00

Vermont Watercolor Society Fall Show 2018

2018
Vermont Watercolor Society
Fall Show

with the Monadnock Woodturners Club
September 9 - October 6
1
Ash Hill Center for the Arts
83 Ash Hill Rd
Swanzey, NH 03431
Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Their web site HERE
September 9,  5:15 pm at the opening reception...
 
2
Tony Conner welcomes all and announces the awards
in this lovely gallery.
 
3
$100, Blue Silk by Robert O'Brien, left
$500, Susan Bull Riley, Sunday Morning, right
 
4
$200, Judy Detzel, Abandoned?, center
 
I was curious to see
my painting displayed and went through the
gallery twice, but to no avail. Then I checked out the Woodturners
show in the adjoining room off the back. My painting hadn't been hung.
It had been leaned, and not with the watercolor exhibit.
 
5
In a distant corner, on the top shelf, behind
woodturners bowls and vases, in the glare of spotlights
off the reflecting glass, there it was, alone, leaning
against the wall, not hung, in effect hidden, and
barely viewable. So, if you'd like to see
Stonington Outside View
the best thing to do is go to
my web blog
HERE.
Sheesh.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The End of the Line...

The End of the Line
at Cape Porpoise
at low tide, painted plein air on September 8, 2018
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Art Guild of the Kennebunks Show

Art Guild of the Kennebunks Show
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Art Guild of the Kennebunks 2018 September Exhibition

Community House, Kennebunkport, Maine 
(across from the Post Office)
September 7th to 9th
Friday: 10:00 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 pm


2
My paintings in the exhibition are . . .


Seaweed on the Monhegan See, details on my art blog HERE

Before Breakfast at the Colony, details on my art blog HERE

6
At the opening I was thrilled when my modest painting friend Richard
was awarded the Best in Show honor. We paint in our weekly drawing group, and this will be our third year painting at Stonington, Maine in September.


7
Best in Show
Young Woman
Richard Parker Winslow
Watercolor on rice paper


8
I'd seen this painting at Richard's home earlier in the week and was impressed. Richard said that he painted it last winter in Florida. The rice paper was treated as a batik, and then painted with watercolors.


9
The judge was Loretta Turner, sales consultant at Maine Art Hill gallery in Kennebunk. Her statement said:
"This water color is wonderfully complicated, yet, so simple. It transcends centuries, back to the 'you know who,' yet could be any young woman today. The treatment of patches of segmented colors amid active surrounding thin lines allows us - the viewers - to realize how complicated life is for her. The warm palette across and around her face becomes her enigma. Though we do not know her, we want to assure her that it will be all right."


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Marginal Way to End This Day

Marginal Way to End This Day
painted plein air along Marginal Way
in Ogunquit, Maine, on September 3, 2018
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00