Monday, September 26, 2016

Seaside Sunlight Sparkle

Seaside Sunlight Sparkle
near Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air September 15, 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 extra white watercolor paper
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment

framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $22.85 shipping/handling = $150.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

The plein air setup on the rocks 
at Sand Beach, Stonington, Maine...

...and the artist, Bruce.
Photo by Ruth Kaldor

Sunday, September 25, 2016

After Stonecutters Leave


After Stonecutters Leave
at the Island Heritage Trust
Settlement Quarry in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 16, 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 extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

That Yellow House Flowering

That Yellow House Flowering
on Indian Point Road in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 17, 2016
20" x 14", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, $300 + $16.50 sales tax + $33.50 shipping & handling = $350.00
framed, $300 + $150 framing + $24.80 sales tax + $26.20 shipping = $500.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE
 

Photo: Bruce McMillan, Sept 17, 2016
Other Views Other Artists
of
That Yellow House in Stonington, Maine
 
01
Yellow House Stonington Maine
Pamela Lussier, Somersworth, NH
Oil
She and her husband tend the
Todd Bonita Gallery in Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME
Artist's Facebook page HERE

02
Maine Cottage
Mary Sheehan Winn, Rockland, MA
Oil, 10" x 8", 2011
Artist's blog HERE and Web site HERE
 
03
Yellow House, Summer Afternoon
Suzanne Siegel, Guilford, CT
Watercolor
B.F.A. from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
M.F.A. in visual art from Vermont College
Artist's web site HERE Facebook HERE
 
04
Stonington Summer House
Laura Tasheiko, Northport, ME
Oil
Artist's web site HERE

 

05
 Yellow House, Stonington Harbor
Philip Barter, Sullivan, ME
Acrylic on board, 30" x 24", $2,700
Artist's web site HERE
 
06
Iconic House
Janet Ledoux, Biddeford, ME
Oil on linen, 30" x 18", sold
Artist's web site HERE
 
07
Yellow House in Sunlight
Ruth Kaldor, Cabot, VT / Shapleigh, ME
Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. paper, 12" x 9", 2016
Artist's web site HERE
 
08
That Yellow House by the Sea
Bruce McMillan, Shapleigh, ME / Cabot, VT
Watercolor, 7" x 5", 2016
Art on this blog HERE

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Seaside Connections


Seaside Connections
Looking down Granite Street in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 12, 2016
20" x 14", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Faber-Castell calligraphy pen with India ink 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, $300 + $16.50 sales tax + $33.50 shipping & handling = $350.00
framed, $300 + $150 framing + $24.80 sales tax + $26.20 shipping = $500.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE



Bruce painting alongside Granite Street 
while looking down that street to the 
harbor below in Stonington, Maine, 
photo by Ruth Kaldor


Room for Two Artists
by Bruce McMillan

As daylight flowed in
they left their room, 


drawn to the light
glowing over the beach
outside green shades, 


each with their styles
left inside,
imprinted in
green. 


You could tell that,
she with her
precise drawing,
blocks of form,
slept on the left.


He with windswept lines,
blowing this way
and that,
loose and free,
slept on the right.


Now they were gone,
outside painting,
each in their own style,
yet their art still here,
shaded in green.


© 2016 Bruce McMillan


Art painted that day at Granite Street,
Stonington, Maine
Looking Down Granite Street, Ruth Kaldor
 
 
Seaside Connections, Bruce McMillan

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Weirs Island in the Sun


Weirs Island in the Sun
at Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 13, 2016
16" x 12", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
and Faber-Castell calligraphy pen with India ink  on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
unframed, $300 + $16.50 sales tax + $33.50 shipping & handling = $350.00
framed, $300 + $150 framing + $24.80 sales tax + $26.20 shipping = $500.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

One Cloud, Two Trees, Three Rocks


One Cloud, Two Trees,
Three Rocks
at the Island Heritage Trust
Settlement Quarry in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 16, 2016
9" x 12", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and Faber-Castell calligraphy pen with India ink
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $22.85 shipping/handling = $150.00
Island Heritage Trust Settlement Quarry Preserve brochure HERE
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sun, Sea and Rocks

Sun, Sea and Rocks
off Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 17, 2016
14" x 14", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Faber-Castell calligraphy pen with India ink on
140 lb. Arches cold press fine grain 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
unframed, $300 + $16.50 sales tax + $33.50 shipping & handling = $350.00
framed, $300 + $150 framing + $24.80 sales tax + $26.20 shipping = $500.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Island in the Tide

Island in the Tide
Andrews Island off Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 17, 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 extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Monday, September 19, 2016

Painting the See

Painting the See
Ruth Kaldor painting the plein air seaside view
along Granite Street in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 12, 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 extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Saturday, September 17, 2016

That Yellow House By the Sea



That Yellow House
By the Sea
on Indian Point Road in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 17, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
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
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mark Island from Sand Beach

Mark Island from Sand Beach
in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 10, 2016
12" x 9", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 300 lb. Arches
cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $22.85 shipping/handling = $150.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Mark Island Light
a haiku by Bruce McMillan
 
The location of
the lighthouse on Mark Island
is right on the Mark.
 
© 2016 Bruce McMillan


Photo in the morning of Mark Island
with the lighthouse seen from
Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
on September 10, 2016
 

John Marin 
Paints Mark Island
off Stonington, Maine

1922-1923
Note: Since John Marin painted this scene
the lighthouse keepers cottage is gone
and there are more trees.
 
01
Mark Island and Light 
from Deer Isle, Maine
John Marin
Watercolor, crayon, and graphite on paper, 
17" x 14, 1922
Metropolitan Museum of Art

02
Sea Movement - Green and Blue
John Marin
Watercolor with wiping, and fabricated charcoal, 
over graphite, on thick, slightly textured, 
off-white wove paper,
21" x 17", 1923
The Art Institute of Chicago

03
Mark Island off Deer Isle
John Marin
Watercolor and charcoal on paper, 17" x 15", 1922
"Scurrying clouds, wind this way blowing, that way blowing…
and I like it," wrote John Marin to a friend.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
 
John Marin on Wiki HERE

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Marin Stonington Scene 2016



Marin Stonington Scene 2016
of the Island Advantage newspaper building in Stonington, Maine
sketched on September 13, 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 extra white watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $22.85 shipping/handling = $150.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE


Stonington Scene 1924
John Marin (1870 – 1953)
Image source and more about Marin HERE
About noted artist John Marin on Wiki HERE
 
Same Stonington Scene 2016
in Stonington, Maine on July 13th

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Everyone Has a View

Everyone Has a View
in Stonington, Maine,
sketched from Green Head Lookout on September 14, 2016
20" x 14", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Faber-Castell calligraphy pen with India ink on
140 lb. Arches cold press fine grain 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
unframed, $300 + $16.50 sales tax + $33.50 shipping & handling = $350.00
framed, $300 + $150 framing + $24.80 sales tax + $26.20 shipping = $500.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sand Beach Boulders to Second Island

Sand Beach Boulders
to Second Island
in Stonington, Maine, sketched plein air on September 13, 2016
20" x 14", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Faber-Castell calligraphy pen with India ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
unframed, $300 + $16.50 sales tax + $33.50 shipping & handling = $350.00
framed, $300 + $150 framing + $24.80 sales tax + $26.20 shipping = $500.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Before the Rain in the Rain

Before the Rain in the Rain
off Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 10, 2016
with actual rain drop splatters on the painting 
(hey it's watercolor, looks like clouds can paint too),
11" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
wax resist (paraffin) for highlights in the water, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper.

framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $22.85 shipping/handling = $150.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Those Iconic Harbor Views


That Iconic Harbor View
from Church Street in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 11, 2016
5" x 7", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
Private Collection
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE


That Iconic Harbor
Seagull View
from Church Street in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 11, 2016
17" x 11", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $180 + $9.90 sales tax + $15.10 shipping = $205.00


Bruce painting that iconic Stonington Harbor view / photo by Ruth Kaldor


The window for that iconic Stonington Harbor view


That view on a foggy morning with Ruthie Kaldor looking back

That iconic view, who knew?


Later that same day yet another painter, Ruth Kaldor, painting that iconic view


From this to...


That Iconic Stonington View
Ruth Kaldor
Watercolor on Arches cold pressed 
100% cotton watercolor paper
9" x 12"
On Ruth's blog HERE

Saturday, September 10, 2016

That Island off Sand Beach

That Island off Sand Beach
at Deer Isle in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air in the morning of September 10, 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 extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE


Bruce painting That Island off Sand Beach,
Stonington, Maine in the morning,
photo by Ruth Kaldor

Friday, September 9, 2016

Holding a Pose

Holding a Pose
Bridget modelling for the Gallery Art Group
in Ogunquit, Maine on September 6 2016
6" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, 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
Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Color Full Grimes Cove

Color Full Grimes Cove
at Ocean Point, East Boothbay, Maine
sketched plein air on September 7, 2016
10" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 300 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $180 + $9.90 sales tax + $15.10 shipping = $205.00

Hermine at Grimes Cove

Hermine at Grimes Cove
in Ocean Point, East Boothbay, Maine
sketched plein air on September 7, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Strathmore
cold press 100% cotton 500 Series Premium archival watercolor paper
SOLD $240
Purchased September 7, 2016
by Kathy and Fred Rotondaro of Southport, Maine
at Boothbay Harbor's Stroke of Art / PAPME (Plein
Air Painters of Maine) 12th Annual Great Paint Out
during the evening exhibition, all paintings
having been blank paper and canvases
at the start of the day.

Also online at Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days HERE


Photo above taken by Sara Gray (© 2016 Sara Gray),
her painting  web site HERE, her photography web site HERE,

during the PAPME (Plein Air Painters of Maine)
12th Annual Great Paint Out at Grimes Cove,
Ocean Point, East Boothbay, Maine on September 7, 2016

photo below taken by Bruce


On Painting Hermine
by Bruce McMillan
 
At Grimes Cove the last storm surges
of Hermine roll in, surf rolling
into waves of white with cobalt
green while I watch, study, cajoling 


thoughts of how to paint this foggy
color full gray day. I feel like
an invisible observer,
unseen while I'm out on a hike,


pausing, contemplating each splash,
the white spray crescendo, each surge.
My black pen dashes to and fro,
marking where sharp ledges converge, 


rocks loosely defined, then it's calm;
clear water brushes on paper
with colors dabbling in, wet
flowing moods, flat brush reshaper 


of stone before Gouache splashes
on firm rocks, overpowering
colors below, with splattering
bubbles, opaque white towering 


high above rocks, brush strokes stranded,
while below cobalt green brushes
by in surf's subtle final mix,
paused, sensory in rushes.

All text and photos and art unless otherwise noted 

© 2016 Bruce McMillan