Monday, June 24, 2019

Marginal Way Rocks...

Marginal Way Rocks a
Green Tidal Pool
along Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine
painted plein air June 23, 2019
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 rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including tax + shipping $240


Marginal Way Rocks a
Green Tidal Pool Study
along Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine
painted plein air June 23, 2019
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, including tax + shipping $130



The view from were I sat on the stone ledge and painted.

Today's photo and watercolors were shot and painted after
I left off my art on Sunday at the Barn Gallery
to be juried, in or out, for the
Member Guest exhibition.
Twenty hours later, Monday morning,
I got a phone call, both are in, and about this Icelandic letter ð...

The two Iceland paintings are below HERE

Barn Gallery Exhibition

Two Iceland Paintings in Juried ShowOpening on Saturday, June 29, 2019
Hope to see you at the Opening Reception
 
19th Annual Barn Gallery
Member Guest Exhibition

Barn Gallery web site HERE
 
I have these two recent paintings, memories of Iceland,
painted from photos I took during my many
visits to my beloved Iceland,
in this juried show.

Iceland Island Sheep Eat
three Icelandic sheep
on Heimaey Island in the Bjarneyjar
archipelago in Breiðafjörður Bay, West Iceland
on the morning of June 28, 2005, painted April 17, 2019
18" x 12" (w x h) $700.00
on this blog HERE
 
Herðubreið in Iceland's Clouds
on the lava desert of the Highlands along the way to Askja
in Iceland on August 6, 2010, painted April 25 and 26, 2019
20" x 14" (w x h) $700
on this blog HERE
 
Reception Saturday, June 29, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Barn Gallery

3 Hartwig Lane, Ogunquit, Maine
on the way to Perkins Cove at the corner
of Shore Road & Bourne Lane

See you there...

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sailing Bye


Sailing Bye
on September 22, 2018, painted June 19, 2019
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

Sails in Sight Insight Quiz

Which two paintings are from the artist's sketchbooks?

Which painting was painted when the artist was thirteen years old?

Which painting is the oldest?

Which painting is the newest?

Which painting was painted with a view from the same island that I painted, above?

Which painting had a print of it hung in our living room by my father during my teenage years?

1
Boy in a Dory
Winslow Homer, (1836-1910) American
Watercolor on paper, 14" x 10" (w x h), circa 1881
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut

2
Sloop, Nassau
Winslow Homer, (1836-1910) American
Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper,
21" x 15" (w x h), 1899
The MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

3
Venetian Barges
Henry Scott Tuke, R.A., R.W.S. (1858-1929) British
Watercolor on paper, 5" x 4", 1899
Sotheby's London, February 5, 2019
Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP, Sold 1,000 GBP ($1,250 USD)

4
Rough Sea, with a Fishing-Boat
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) English
Watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper,
11" x 8" (w x h), circa 1820-1830
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection,
New Haven, Connecticut

5
Seascape at Rimini
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) American
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper,
10" x 6" (w x h), May 28 1869

6
Movement No.9, Sea and Boat,
Deer Isle, Maine
John Marin (1870-1953) American
Watercolor and black crayon on paper, 22" x 18" (w x h), 1927
Alfred Stieglitz Collection

7
Ground Swell
Edward Hopper (1882-1967) American
Oil on canvas, 50" x 36" (w x h), 1939
Corcoran Collection
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design,
George Washington University

8
Flying Dutchman
Man Ray (1890-1976) American
Oil on board, 25" x 19" (w x h), 1920
The MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Which two paintings are from the artist's sketchbooks?
#4, Rough Sea, with a Fishing-Boat, Joseph Mallord William Turner, circa 1820-1830
and
#5, Seascape at Rimini, John Singer Sargent, 1869

Which painting was painted when the artist was thirteen years old?
#5, Seascape at Rimini, John Singer Sargent, 1869

"Among the earliest works by Sargent is a remarkable sketchbook that records the family's travels in summer 1869, when they toured southern Italy and then went north to the Alps. His drawings, often inscribed with location and date, reflect the seriousness with which the talented thirteen-year-old Sargent chronicled the journey. These prodigious records of travel helped convince his parents to endorse his choice of career.

In October 1870 John Singer Sargent's father, Fitzwilliam, wrote to his mother, John's grandmother, 'My boy John seems to have a strong desire to be an Artist by profession, a painter, he shows so much evidence of talent in that direction, and takes so much pleasure in cultivating it, that we have concluded to gratify him and to keep that plan in view in his studies.'"

Which painting is the oldest?
#4, circa 1820-1830, Rough Sea, with a Fishing-Boat, Joseph Mallord William Turner

Which painting is the newest?
#7, 1939, Ground Swell, Edward Hopper

Which painting was painted with a view from the same island that I painted, above?
#6, Movement No.9, Sea and Boat, Deer Isle, Maine, John Marin, 1927
Deer Isle Maine, the island where Stonington, Maine's located, is where I often go to paint, sometimes at the same exact places where he's painted. I painted Sailing Bye from a photo I took in September 2018.

Which painting had a print of it hung in our living room by my father during my teenage years?
#2, Sloop, Nassau, Winslow Homer, 1899

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Portsmouth Sidewalk Shoppers

Sidewalk Shoppers
on Market Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
on June 1, 2019, painted June 2, 2019
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, including tax + shipping $115
online at my art blog HERE where
you may also leave a comment

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Model Still, In Motion

Model Still, In Motion
at our Kennebunkport Art Group
on May 24, 2019, painted May 24, 2019
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 tax + shipping $115

Thursday, May 23, 2019

To Bee or Not to Bee


To Bee or Not to Bee
an apple blossom in my yard on May 21, 2019, painted May 22, 2019
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, including tax + shipping $115

Monday, May 13, 2019

Aldeyjarfoss

Aldeyjarfoss
waterfall on the Skjálfandafljót river waterfall on the
Skjálfandafljót river from Vatnajökull glacier in the in the
highlands at the northern part of the Sprengisandur Highland
Road, Iceland on August 2, 2010. painted May 8-13, 2019
20" x 14" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
Winsor & Newton watercolors selected for light fastness
and permanence, and W&N permanent white gouache,
with Prismacolor waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $495

Friday, May 10, 2019

Out for a Walk

Out for a Walk
behind my home in the back fields to
the woods on Fort Ridge in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 8, 2019, painted May 10, 2019
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 that was gifted,
framed, including tax + shipping $195

SOLD

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Jenny's Exhibition Opening...


Jenny's Exhibition Opening,
in a White Gallery, 5:35 pm,
7:12 pm, 6:06 pm
(left to right, 1) unknown art patron, 2) friend of the artist,
3) artist Jenny Brillhart, 4) artist's husband Chris Pace,
and 5) aunt of Jenny the artist) 
at the Dowling Walsh Art Gallery
in Rockland, Maine on May 3, 2019
painted from three images, May 4-6, 2019
13.5 " x 7.5" (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
$395 USD

Preliminary sketches by Bruce McMillan
for the above watercolor painting
from the opening of
Jenny Brillhart's Exhibition Art HERE
May 3 - June 1, 2019
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jenny Art Show Study 1,
5:35 pm
on May 3, 1019, sketched on May 4, 2019
3.5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
fastness and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade
proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press extra
white rough 100% cotton watercolor paper, NFS

Jenny Art Show Study 2,
6:06 pm
on May 3, 1019, sketched on May 4, 2019
4" x 6" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
fastness and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade
proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press extra
white rough 100% cotton watercolor paper, NFS

Jenny Art Show Study 3,
5:35 pm, 7:12 pm
on May 3, 1019, sketched on May 4, 2019
9" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
fastness and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade
proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press extra
white rough 100% cotton watercolor paper, NFS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Photo and Poem
Photo using defocused in camera painting motion
in the gallery of Jenny Brillhart's Exhibition
opening, at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in
Rockland, Maine, May 3, 2019
At Jenny's Exhibition Opening
by Bruce McMillan

Fine art on surrounding walls
figures filling the room, now,
a peopled gallery, observing art,
canvases absent of people, 
in a white walled gallery, 

paintings filled with folding chairs
overhead fans, easels at the ready,
a stool, a bed, a window,
art on the walls
in a white walled gallery, 

with the spirits of persons' presence
within the art, while enclosed figures
stand in this room, both touched
with contrapposto,
in a white walled gallery.

Text and photo © 2019 Bruce McMillan
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jenny Brillhart's Exhibition
at the Dowling Walsh Exhibition Opening
365 Main Street, Rockland, Maine 04841
207-596-0084
Dowling Walsh Gallery HERE
May 3- June 1, 2019
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jenny Brillhart's Exhibition Art HERE

A Gallery Photo Essay
with Jenny Brillhart's Paintings,
Digital photographs straight, and "painted"
using in camera painting motion,
5:00 - 8:00 pm, May 3, 2019

1
Easel Holding the Materials;
Noonday (Overcast)
Jenny Brillhart
Oil and photo on aluminum,
20" x 29" (w x h), $4,300

2
Entering the White Gallery,
5:33 pm

Bruce McMillan

3
Styrofoam: 10:30 am
and 3:18 pm

Jenny Brillhart
Oil and photo on aluminum,
20" x 20" (w x h), Sold

4
Cool Daylight Warm
Galley Light, 5:35 pm
Bruce McMillan

5
7:05 pm A Toddler's
Gallery Ride
Bruce McMillan

6
Jenny's aunt, left,
Jenny, center, 5:46 pm
 Bruce McMillan

7
The Good Neighbor, Folded
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on panel, 46" x 82" (w x h), $11,400

8
Between the Art of Drywall,
Bruce and Jenny, 7:16 pm
by a Stonington friend of Jenny and Chris

9
Patrons at the Far End,
5:33 pm
Bruce McMillan

10
Teal Drywall for the Bath
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on panel, 46" x 82" (w x h), $11,400

11
Art Share by the Front 6:07 pm
Bruce McMillan

12
7:12 pm, Jenny in the
Middle of White
Bruce McMillan

13
Selectman's Office Print
and Lawn Chair
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on aluminum,
30" x 40" (w x h), $6,200

14
Selectman's Office Fan
with Coat Loop, 6:48 pm
Bruce McMillan

15
Selectman's Office
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on aluminum,
30" x 40" (w x h), $6,200

16
Viewing Art in Contrapposto,
7:02 pm
Bruce McMillan

17
Easel Holding the Still Life:
11:07 am and 5:15 pm (Late Winter)
Jenny Brillhart
Oil and photo on aluminum,
20" 20" (w x h), $3,500

18
R U Discussing AHRT, 7:05 pm
Bruce McMillan

19
The Good Neighbor,
Dark Window
Jenny Brillhart
Oil and photo on aluminum,
35" x 18" (w x h), $4,700
Coincidentally, I'd photographed
the front of their good neighbor's house while
staying with them on a Stonington painting week
last fall, photographing a photo series on a foggy day:
"Novels Yet to be Written, (The book covers are ready.)"
This was that one:

20
"The Square Windowed Door
to Round Peg's Widowed Heart"
Stonington, Maine on September 17, 2018.
Bruce McMillan

21
7:12 pm Gallery Forms Form
left to Contrapposto
Bruce McMillan

22
Taken from Contrapposto
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on panel,
11" x 13" (w x h), $2,100

23
6:44 pm's Invisible Thoughts
Bruce McMillan

24
Stool and Styrofoam 3:17, March
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on birch panel,
11" x 13" (w x h), $2,100

25
Jenny's 6:36 pm Pause
Bruce McMillan

26
Off the Wall, 6:47 pm
Bruce McMillan

27
Meanwhile, Discussing
Peach Peonies, 6:35 pm
with Jenny Brillhart
between Summer Gathering and A Walk Along
the Rocks, all by , acrylic
(Gathering, $5,500, and Peonies, $3,000, sold)
See this art of Greta Van Campen HERE

28
7:56 pm, Still Inside
on the Rainy Corner
Bruce McMillan

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