Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September Sun Shines Again

 September Sun Shines Again
Weirs Island off Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 14, 2017
14" x 19" (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, $280 + $15.40 sales tax + $29.60 shipping = $115.00


The perfect place to attach a parasol? 
An immovable PRIVATE sign.

Two Islands

Two Islands
off Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 14, 2017
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, September 19, 2017

Flye Road Blueberry Field Study 2


Flye Road
Blueberry Field Study 2
looking toward Mt. Desert Island from Brooklin, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 15, 2017
11.5" x 4" (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, $125 + $6.88 sales tax + $10.12 shipping = $142.00


In the midst of painting plein air...
 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Flye Road Blueberry Field Study 1

Flye Road
Blueberry Field Study 1
looking toward Mt. Desert Island from Brooklin, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 15, 2017
10.5" 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $150 + $7.75 sales tax + $12.15 shipping = $170.00


 Bruce painting, photo by Ruth Kaldor
September 15, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge 2

Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge
Study 2
at Deer Isle, Maine
painted plain air in evening light on Sept 12, 2017
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


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Bridged Again
How Other Artists Painted the Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge
plus
A Four Images Photo-essay of the D.I.S. Bridge
photos taken Sept 12 and 13, 2017
 

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Bridge to Deer Isle
Garrin Riggin
Watercolor on paper

"Garrin Riggin is a former broadcast News Director/Reporter, and currently works as a freelance illustrator and writer. Garrin, a published poet and award winning painter, is self taught in the arts. He lives in Baltimore Maryland with his wife Lisa and their dogs Wally and Lucy."
His web site is HERE 
His Saatchi Art web page is HERE
 

4
On Deer Isle Bridge
Garrin Riggin
Oil on paper, 20" x 16"(W x H)
 

5
Deer Isle Bridge from Stave Island
Elise Nuckols
Acrylic and soft crayons on stretched canvas, 48" x 36" (W x H), $1,900
College of Charleston, BA in Fine Art, 2007
She paints in oil and acrylic, working out of
her home studio in Charleston, SC.
See more of her art HERE
 

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Untitled
Annie Poole
"I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After attending a public technical high school with a focus on commercial art, I attended the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. I moved to Brooksville, Maine in 1980 after my first visit to the state and married in 1984 and had three children. Between 1986 and 1996 I was a freelance illustrator, creating work for local, regional and national publication. I home-schooled my children between 1986 and 2006. When my youngest child completed her home education I returned to painting with more consistency and seriousness."
See more of her paintings HERE 

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Sway This Way
Photo by Bruce McMillan
 

8
Up in the Clouds
Photo by Bruce McMillan
 

9
Driving Over
Photo by Bruce McMillan
 

10
Sailing Under
Photo by Bruce McMillan

Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge 1


Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge
Study 1
at Deer Isle, Maine
painted plain air in evening light on Sept 12, 2017
14" 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, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $14.00 shipping = $225.00
unframed, $175 plus tax, free shipping
 

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Bridged
How Other Artists
Painted the Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge

plus
A Four Images Bruce McMillan
Photo-essay of the D.I.S. Bridge

photos taken Sept 12 and 13, 2017

3
Untitled
Annie Poole
 
"I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After attending a public technical high school with a focus on commercial art, I attended the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. I moved to Brooksville, Maine in 1980 after my first visit to the state and married in 1984 and had three children. Between 1986 and 1996 I was a freelance illustrator, creating work for local, regional and national publication. I home-schooled my children between 1986 and 2006. When my youngest child completed her home education I returned to painting with more consistency and seriousness."
See more of her paintings HERE

4
Spanning the Height
Alexandra Tyng
Oil on linen, 42" x 48" (w x h), 2017
$17,000
gWatson Gallery, Stonington, Maine HERE

"Alexandra Tyng is a realist painter whose work combines traditional methods with a contemporary viewpoint. Alex was born in Rome, Italy, and has lived in Philadelphia most of her life. Primarily self-taught, Alex chose an academic education over art school. She learned traditional oil painting techniques by examining the work of the old masters, reading about the methods and materials of other artists, and watching artists paint.
 See more of her paintings HERE
Read an interview with her in Huffington Post HERE
(including a fun photo of her painting in Baxter State Park

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Deer Isle Bridge
Leo Mancini-Hresko
Oil on linen, 18" x 15" (W x H), 2014
See more of his paintings HERE
Born 1981, Boston, MA
Galleries
Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA

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Untitled
Annie Poole (See #3 above)

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Little Deer Isle Entrance
Photo by Bruce McMillan

8
Evening Reflections
from Little Deer Isle

Photo by Bruce McMillan

9
September Sunset Light
Striking Suspensions

Photo by Bruce McMillan

10
The Traveling Sunset View
Photo by Bruce McMillan

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Deer Island Thoroughfare Lighthouse

Deer Island Thoroughfare
Lighthouse
is also also known a Mark island Lighthouse
on Mark Island off Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 13, 2017
5" x 5" (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, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Stonington Harbor Shapes

Stonington Harbor Shapes
seen from Church Street in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 12, 2017
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, September 12, 2017

Stonington Outside View

Stonington Outside View
at Church Street in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 12, 2017
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. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $130, unframed $120 including sales tax

Monday, September 11, 2017

Outside that Black Cloud

Outside that Black Cloud
at the causeway off Deer Isle, Maine
painted on Sept 9, 2017
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, $120, unframed $105, sales tax included

Down to Bucks Harbor

Down to Bucks Harbor
 in Brooksville, Maine
painted on Sept 10, 2017
14" x 20" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Prismacolor waterproof archival ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $380, $350 unframed, sales tax included


Down to Bucks Harbor Study
in Brooksville, Maine
painted on Sept 10, 2017
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


 
It was a sunny day to paint this scene of Bucks Harbor
where I'd moored my sailboat for the season
so long ago, forty-five years.

But then, I never saw what was coming behind my back, a rain squall.

 
And it caught me by surprise during the big painting.
It really rained.

Midway completed, splattered by raindrops, even under the umbrella,
ruined (?), not, it's water color, and when the sun returned
I returned to complete this watercolor.

Down to Bucks Harbor on a water enhanced color stairway.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Evening Light Departs the Reach



Evening Light Departs the Reach
along the Eggemoggin Reach causeway
between Little Deer Island and Deer Isle, Maine
painted plain air on Sept 9, 2017
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

Friday, September 8, 2017

Rachel Study III

A Place to Stand
Rachel Study III
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
painted on August 9, 2017
7" 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

September Edges In

September Edges In
in the back fields behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
painted plein air on September 7, 2017
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.
Strathmore Windpower cold press acid free watercolor paper
framed, $125, unframed $115.00, sales tax included.


The First One Falls
in the back fields behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
painted plein air on September 7, 2017
5" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and most
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



Ready to pack it up

Thursday, September 7, 2017

At the Edge of Fall

At the Edge of Fall
in the back fields behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
painted plein air on September 7, 2017
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.
Strathmore Windpower cold press acid free watercolor paper
framed, $125, unframed $115.00, sales tax included.

As the sun set in the back fields

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pondering Maillol's Nude Bather

Pondering Maillol's Nude Bather
at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts
painted September 6, 2017 from a reference photo
that I took on July 6, 2017
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, $130, unframed $115.00, including sales tax
Photo of the bronze nude bather, Ile-de-France,
by Aristide Maillol, French (1861-1944), with Ruth Kaldor
observing Race Track at Deauville, the Start by Raoul Dufy,
French (1877-1953) at the Harvard Art Museums in
Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 6, 2017


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After...
...being caressed,
formed by his hands,
his touch
bringing her to life,
she was left,
not on the beach,
nude, free to bath,
but in a room,
away from the sun,
where others beheld her
forever bronze
suntan.

© 2017 Bruce McMillan
The painting behind the ponderer:
Race Track at Deauville, the Start
Raoul Dufy, French (1877-1953)
Oil on canvas, art dimensions 32" x 26" (w x h), 1929
Harvard Art Museums
The gallery text on the wall reads:
"Though he initially worked in an impressionist style, Dufy's practice as a designer and painter was characterized by the use of bright, flat colors. He developed this style after encountering the art of Henri Matisse and the Fauves at the Salon d'Automne in 1905, the newly inaugurated annual exhibition of modern art in Paris. Dufy often depicted horse races, regattas, and other upper-class amusements, and he produced more than thirteen paintings of the racetrack at Deauville, Normandy, including this one. Here he applies vibrant blues, greens, and purples in transparent washes that burst through the outlines meant to confine them, while the calligraphic lines that define the spectators and chairs on the lawn lend a sense of movement and spontaneity to the scene. The decorative qualities of this and other works by Dufy stem from his collaboration with the fashion designer Paul Poiret and the silk manufacturer Bianchini Férier between 1912 and 1928."
And...

The observed bronze sculpture
Ile-de-France
Aristide Maillol, French (1861-1944)
Bronze, 65 15/16 x 17 1/2 x 22 13/16 inches, 1925
Harvard Art Museums
The gallery text on the wall reads:
"Like Renoir in the 1880s, Maillol studiously focused on the female form, reinterpreting the classical tradition of the nude bather in modern terms. He first explored this subject in his paintings, but turned to a more dramatic expression of the theme in his monumental sculptures of the early twentieth century. This bather, meant to be wading in shallow water, is the culmination of fifteen years of work, after which Maillol made only six bronze casts. The title identifies the work as an allegorical representation of the fertile region surrounding Paris, bound by the Seine and its tributaries. Maillol enjoyed considerable fame in the United States. Wertheim searched for this sculpture for some time before he finally acquired it in 1949."

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Some Weir

Some Weir
Peter Cronk's working fishing weir
in Whale Cove on Grand Manan Island, New
Brunswick, Canada, painted on September 4, 2017
from a reference photo I took on June 20, 2017,
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, $130, unframed $115.00

Monday, September 4, 2017

Seawall Picnic Table View

Seawall Picnic Table View
at Seawall Picnic Grounds in Acadia
National Park at Southwest Harbor, Maine
painted on August 21, 2017, completed on September 3, 2017
10" x 6" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and most
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $148, unframed $128, sales tax included 


The picnic painting table

 The art view