Thursday, July 19, 2018

Wed in Japan

 Painting 
Wed in Japan
a commission
 

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Wed In Japan
painted on May 6, 2018, delivered July 17, 2018
11" x 14" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Prismacolor waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white
watercolor paper matted, $250

 


When the recipients
commissioned this painting,
they purchased a watercolor, 
Three Forelle Pears on Snow,
seen online HERE,
which now hangs in their kitchen, 
a Japanese motif.

 

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Equalizer Cape Porpoise

The Equalizer Cape Porpoise
on July 13, painted on July 16, 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Nora Sitting Studies

Nora Sitting Study 1
painted on July 13, 2018
7" 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 rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00


Nora Sitting Study 2
painted on July 13, 2018
7" 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 rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Friday, July 13, 2018

Before Breakfast at the Colony

Before Breakfast at the Colony
the view from the balcony at The Colony Hotel in
Kennebunkport, Maine on July 8, painted on July 12, 2018
18" x 14" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Prismacolor waterproof fade proof ink on 300 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax and shipping = $325.00

On exhibition at Art Guild of the Kennebunks, Summer Splash II,
at The Colony Hotel, July 18, 2018, 12:00 - 8:00 pm
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment
Website for The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine HERE


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Footbridge Flag

Footbridge Flag
looking up from the south side of the Footbridge
in Ogunquit, Maine on July 7, painted on July 8, 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 rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sara Studies

Sara Study 1
at our Kennebunkport, Maine art Group
painted on July 6, 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, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Sara Study 2
at our Kennebunkport, Maine art Group
painted on July 6, 2018
7" 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 rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
,
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00


Sara Study 3
at our Kennebunkport, Maine art Group
painted on July 6, 2018
12" x 9" (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, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $14.00 shipping = $225.00



By Design
By Bruce McMillan

Swift sweeping gestures,
the fine art of leaving out,
among a flower.

 Text and photo © 2018 Bruce McMillan

Friday, July 6, 2018

Affection by the See

Affection by the See
strolling on Marginal Way by the Atlantic Ocean in
Ogunquit, Maine on June 30, painted on July 6, 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 rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Wave Form

Wave Form
at Ogunquit Beach, June 30, painted on July 5, 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 rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Marginal Way Holiday

Marginal Way Holiday
on June 30, painted on July 3, 2018
12" x 9" (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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $14.00 shipping = $225.00

Monday, July 2, 2018

Perkins Cove Parking Study


Perkins Cove Parking Study
at Ogunquit, Maine on June 30, painted on July 1, 2018
12" x 9" (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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $14.00 shipping = $225.00

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Evening Light Back-lighted...

Evening Light
Back-lighted Back Field
on June 29, painted on June 29, 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

Friday, June 29, 2018

Family Above Ogunquit Beach

Family Above Ogunquit Beach
on June 24, painted on June 29, 2018
12" x 9" (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, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $14.00 shipping = $225.00

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Margin of Marginal Way

The Margin of Marginal Way
on June 10, painted on June 28, 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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Marginal Way Cove

Marginal Way Cove
on June 10, painted on June 27, 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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summer Shop Treat

Summer Shop Treat
on Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine
on June 24, painted on June 26, 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, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Monday, June 25, 2018

Wild Rose Under Clouds

Wild Rose Under Clouds
along Marginal Way on June 24, painted on June 24, 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

Saturday, June 23, 2018

High Tide Inside...

High Tide Inside
Dock Square Study
on June 15, painted on June 24, 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

Friday, June 22, 2018

Still Goat Island Light

Still Goat Island Light
at Cape Porpoise Harbor in Kennebunkport, Maine
painted plein air on June 17, 2018
9" x 6" (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, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00


The plein air set-up facing
Goat Island Light on June 17, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Figures in Motion Studies

Figure in Motion Study 1
Model Rachel at our Kennebunkport art group
painted on June 15, 2018
5" x 7" (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, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Figure in Motion Study 2
Model Rachel at our Kennebunkport art group
painted on June 15, 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
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

One Two Figures Studies

Two Figures Study
Mary and Rachel at our Kennebunkport art group
painted on June 15, 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


One Figure Study
Rachel at our Kennebunkport art group
painted on June 15, 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

High Tide at Home

High Tide at Home
Cape Porpoise Harbor, Kennebunkport, Maine
painted plein air on June 17, 2018
19" x 13" (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 and shipping = $325.00
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment

 

Plein air setup at Cape Porpoise Harbor, Kennebunk, Maine
June 17, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Figure in Space

Figure in Space
at our Kennebunkport
figure group painted on June 15, 2018
10" x 7" (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 rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00


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Photo of the metal girder support
for the dock's loading winch on the dock
at Cape Porpoise Harbor in Kennebunkport,
Maine on June 17, 2018
Figure in Confined Space
by Bruce McMillan
 
People passing by,
figure in space never seen,
art where you find it.
 
Child with a parent,
welcome to the US, not,
to a confined space.
 
Text and photo © 2018 Bruce McMillan

 Edgar Degas said,
"Art is not what you see,
but what you make others see."

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Just Two Rocks

Just Two Rocks
off Ocean Drive next to
the Bush's Walker's Point on Ocean Drive in
Kennebunkport, Maine, painted on plein air June 14, 2018
12" x 9" (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, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $14.00 shipping = $225.00


My plein air setup in Kennebunkport.

In 1991 I photographed two pages of my book, Beach Ball Left Right (Holiday House 1992), at this location in Kennebunkport, Maine, on amazon HERE. The late Chris Stavros was always here at this location, always painting the same scene and always chatting with people passing by more than painting. He was in his eighties, and a perfect subject to include in my book, the flying journey of a beach ball that taught left and right to young readers.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Low Tide Gooch's Beach

Low Tide Gooch's Beach
in Kennebunk, Maine on June 8, painted on June 13, 2018
19" x 13" (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 and shipping = $325.00
exhibited and for sale at the Art Guild of the Kennebunks Show,
June 15-17, 2018 at the Masonic Lodge, 1 North Street, Kennebunkport, Maine

Opening Reception Friday June 15 from 5:00-7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Arundel Beach in June

Arundel Beach in June
below the Colony Hotel next to
the Kennebunk River breakwater in
Kennebunkport, Maine, painted plein air on June 8, 2018
12" x 9" (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, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $14.00 shipping = $225.00
 


Arundel Beach. Kennebunkport, Maine

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Museum View Perkins Cove

Museum View Perkins Cove
from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art
painted plein air on June 10, completed June 12, 2018
7" 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, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Museum View Rocks

Museum View Rocks
from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art
painted plein air on June 10, 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 fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Monday, June 11, 2018

Museum View Narrows

Museum View Narrows
from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art of the Narrows
inlet to Perkins Cove painted plein air on June 11, 2018
20" x 14" (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, $280 + $15.40 sales tax + $29.60 shipping = $325.00

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Model Mary Studies 1-3


Model Mary Study 1


Model Mary Study 2


Model Mary Study 3
all painted on June 8, 2018,
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine,
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 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
triptych all matted in one frame,
$120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Model Mary Study 4

Model Mary Study 4
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
painted on June 8, 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 fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00