Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Foliage Peeks along the Swift River

Foliage Peeks along the Swift River
in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire
on September 30, 2014, sketched on October 1, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Over the Estuary

Over the Estuary
at Laudholm Farm Preserve in Wells, Maine
on September 19, 2014, sketched on September 30, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days
Challenge on the last day of the challenge HERE.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sanderling Strut

Sanderling Strut
of a Sanderling (Calidris alba) in the surf at Laudholm Beach
in Wells, Maine on September 16, 2014, sketched on September 29, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping

Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE 

Sanderling Strut

Racing surf waters
to loose wet sand full of food,
high stepping wet struts.


haiku poem © 2014 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Liftoff

Liftoff
of a young American Herring Gull (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)
at Laudholm Beach in Wells, Maine on September 19, 2014,
sketched on September 28, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

View from the Downeaster Train Window

View from the Downeaster Train Window
in evening light traveling north from Boston, Massachusetts
on September 16, 2014, sketched on September 26, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper

unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Color Comes to the Museum

Color Comes to the Museum
in autumn outside the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts
on September 16, 2014, sketched on September 25, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Figures Viewing Jamie Wyeth's Art

Figures Viewing Jamie Wyeth's Art
And Then into the Deep Gorge and 10 W 30
at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Massachusetts
on September 16, 2014, sketched on September 24, 2014

7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Probing Probst I

Probing Probst I
by Franz Kline in Gallery 328 at the Museum of Fine Art
in Boston, Massachusetts on September 16, 2014,
Art online for viewing at the Museum of Fine Art HERE 

sketched on September 24, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.


Probst I, Franz Kline

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kathy's Flowers

Kathy's Flowers
behind their Dewey home in Owls Head, Maine
on September 15, 2014, sketched on September 23, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Monday, September 22, 2014

David Dewey Painting

David Dewey Painting
at the Spruce Head Marine boatyard in Spruce Head, Maine
on September 13, 2014, sketched on September 22, 2014
6" x 4", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Strathmore cold press 100% archival watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lights from The Pearl

Lights from The Pearl
in twilight of the restaurant on pilings over the harbor in Rockland, Maine
on September 13 2014, sketched on September 21, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.


Photo using a very slow shutter speed with camera painting motion 
in the twilight of light reflections from The Pearl restaurant built on pilings 
over the harbor at Rockland, Maine on September 13, 2014
 
Painting . . .
by Bruce McMillan

. . . with my camera,
a brush in motion
as I sweep,
painting pilings lines
dazzling points of lights
reflecting off water
in the twilight
on my digital canvas;

then with my brush
in motion over my paper
watercolor dots of color
as reflections off water,
broad sweeps of twilight sky
 and almost green sea
and dark pilings before
the Pearl takes shape;

painting beyond
photo realism
with camera and brush,
capturing an impression,
an ism of impressionism,
an ism of abstract impressionism,
an ism of minimalism,
an it-is-what-it-is Brucieism.

poem © 2014 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission
 


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dewey Painting Demo

Dewey Painting Demo
Pondering the art of watercolor painting by David Dewey at Birch Point Beach
State Park,in Owls Head, Maine on September 15, 2014, 
his book HERE, his web site HERE, his figures HERE
sketched on September 19, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Friday, September 19, 2014

He She Be

He She Be
lawn chairs at painter David Dewey's home in Owls Head, Maine
on September 15, 2014, sketched on September 19, 2014
6" x 4", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Strathmore cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE 

He She Be
by Bruce McMillan

"Nice day," said he.
"Indeed," said she.
"We seem to be
two," supposed he.
"Two be or not?"
questioned she.
 
poem © 2014 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission


Strange but True Facts: Shakespeare's soliloquy, "To be, or not to be, that is the question—" is written without a question mark.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Caldbeck Gallery on Elm Street

Caldbeck Gallery on Elm Street
looking towards the Wyeth Center of the Farnsworth Museum
in Rockland, Maine on September 15, 2014,
sketched on September 17, 2014, Caldbeck Gallery HERE

7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

At David Dewey's Watercolor Workshop
David Dewey is the author of 
The Watercolor Book
Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist
Watson Guptill, 1995

Marjie at David Dewey's Watercolor Workshop
Rockland Landing on Mechanic Street
Watercolor, 6" x 4"
 
 Jerry at David Dewey's Watercolor Workshop
Rockland Landing on Mechanic Street
Watercolor, 5" x 7"
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beach Towel II

The influence of color on my work from the David Dewey Workshop:
This is your Turner's Boats. Save this; frame it."
-David Dewey
Boats at Sea, J.M.W. Turner HERE
Beach Towel II
Beach Towel (the first in this series online HERE)
at Birch Point Beach State Park in Owls Head, Maine
on September 15, 2014, sketched on September 15, 2014
11" x 6", A-size Berkley and Jensen 2-ply quilted paper towel
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

David Dewey Watercolor
Workshop Class Day 5 of 5
David Dewey's web site HERE 

1
Birch Point Beach State Park at 9:00 am 

We gather. About the beach site HERE

2
Colors for the art


3
"It has to be rich chromatically
as I even the colors out."
David Dewey



4
"Framing, lifting, balancing.
See your subject through that lens.
" David Dewey

David Dewey goes back and forth as he works,
painting and drawing and painting and drawing . . .

 
5
"I'm not trying to describe any rocks.
I'm just trying to get a blanket shape over it."
"When painting the darks on rocks:
"See my blanket? As heavy as it is, it's lifting.
It's still a blanket but I'm just trying to
sculpt it out with my darks."
David Dewey



6
"I'm going to add the island, the baguettes, three baguettes.
The three baguettes, sounds like a singing group of three ladies.
The Three Baguettes."
David Dewey


 
7
On changes of the sky and light while painting plein air:
"Get the frame down. Get anchored that way." David Dewey


 
8
Our graduation ceremony at David Dewey's Owls Head home.

Monday, September 15, 2014

View from Spruce Head



View from Spruce Head
in the village of Spruce Head in South Thomaston, Maine
on September 14, 2014, sketched on September 14, 2014
20" x 14", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Color in the Wash 
by Bruce McMillan

Water drips,
surface wash,
color spreads,
ocean greens,
subtle tones,
water color
painting, see?

poem © 2014 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission


1
Gathering at the boatyard at Spruce Head, Maine

2
A demonstration of a color wash for the sky and sea.

3
The scene for the art.

4
"It all comes out in the wash," said David Dewey,  
"so to speak." . . . two . . . three . . . four.

5
"A landscape is a sandwich of color  
with a heavy dose of sky." –David Dewey

6
The finished art at Spruce Head, Maine,  
ready with the power of its wash.

7
The Ashlee Marie lobsterboat of Spruce Head,  
ready for a hull power wash.

8
Bruce McMillan by David Dewey,
framed, awash in orange and blue.