Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bloom in Front...


Bloom in Front, Bloom Behind
set out on my deck railing on a sunny day in Shapleigh, Maine
on February 6, 2016, sketched on February 9, 2016
10" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Strathmore
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper

framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

Monday, February 8, 2016

Walking in Step


Walking in Step
Ruth Kaldor and Bruce McMillan
on the County Road in Shapleigh, Maine
on February 7, 2016, sketched on February 8, 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 watercolor paper
NFS

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Joyful Amaryllis

Joyful Amaryllis
on a sunny winter day on my deck railing in Shapleigh, Maine
on February 6, 2016, sketched on February 6, 2016
8" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 300 lb. Fluid 100
cold press acid free 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Snowshoe in Sunset Glow


Snowshoe in Sunset Glow
of the departing snowfall cloud,
that left a surprise 10" of snow, during sunset
in the back fields behind my home Shapleigh, Maine
on February 5, 2016, sketched on February 5, 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 watercolor paper
NFS




Our yard, after a day-long surprise snowfall
of 10" the sunset came out below the
departing cloud cover creating a
glow of purples and pinks and
oranges on the fresh snow.
 
 
The ideal time to snowshoe and bask in glow.

Serendipity for Ruth Kaldor and me.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Open Arms Amaryllis

Open Arms Amaryllis
seen from below on my deck railing in Shapleigh, Maine
on February 4, 2016, sketched on February 4, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Drawing Group Artists and Model

Drawing Group Artists
at the art session in Kennebunkport, Maine
on February 3, 2016, sketched on February 3, 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 watercolor paper
and


Drawing Group Model Sean
at the art session in Kennebunkport, Maine
on February 3, 2016, sketched on February 3, 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 watercolor paper
each one framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

What Winter Snow?

What Winter Snow?
in the back fields behind my home
during a warm winter season in Shapleigh, Maine
on February 2, 2016, sketched on February 3, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


The Tools
I used only my Uniball waterproof fade proof pen to sketch and my Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II 606 Synthetic/Sable 1" flat watercolor brush to paint this art.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Woods in Winter

Woods in Winter
behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 31, 2016, February 2, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Vermont Hill Catching Sunlight

Vermont Hill Catching Sunlight 
along Cabot Plains Road in Cabot, Vermont
on January 23, 2016, sketched on February 1, 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 watercolor paper
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Moonrise Over Cabot Plains

Moonrise Over Cabot Plains
looking east towards New Hampshire
from Cabot Plains Road in Cabot, Vermont
on January 23, 2016, sketched on January 31, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Before the Vermont Sun Rises


Before the Vermont Sun Rises
seen from Cabot Plains Road in Cabot, Vermont
on January 24, 2016, sketched on January 30, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Winter Walk

Winter Walk
Ruth Kaldor in the afternoon
on Cabot Plains Road, Cabot, Vermont
on January 23, 2016, sketched on January 27, 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 watercolor paper
NFS

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

Winter Walk
by Bruce McMillan

Crunching snow, bitter
cold, winter sunbeams, faster
footsteps, body warmth.

haiku poem © 2016 Bruce McMillan

Snow Farm...


Snow Farm on Cabot Plains Road
in the afternoon in Cabot, Vermont
on January 23, 2016, sketched on January 27, 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 watercolor paper
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Up the Cabot Plains Road...


Up the Cabot Plains Road
in Winter
in the afternoon in Cabot, Vermont
on January 23, 2016, sketched on January 27, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00 

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

Winter Afternoon...


Winter Afternoon
on Cabot Plains Road
in Cabot, Vermont
on January 23, 2016, sketched on January 26, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00 

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

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Chickadee Perch


Chickadee Perch
a Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) perched
on the mountain ash tree in my yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 21, 2016, sketched on January 24, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and #3 graphite, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00 

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

The Art of Greeting


The Art of Greeting
Ruth Kaldor greeting Caroline Mckinney at the art exhibition opening of
From the Traditional to the Abstract, Watercolors by Area Vermont
Watercolor Society Members, at Axel's Gallery
and Frame Shop in Waterbury, Vermont
on January 22, 2016, sketched on January 24, 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 watercolor paper
NFS



Exhibition Opening Photos
 
Ruth Kaldor with her art,
Jess and Krystal Reclining Figure Study,
which is on her art blog HERE
Both paintings were painted at the
Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in January 2016 and December 2015


 
More online at the
Vermont Watercolor Society Facebook page HERE
The Vermont Watercolor Society web site is HERE

Friday, January 22, 2016

A Selfie with Bernie

A Selfie with Bernie
at the Bernie Sanders' presidential rally
after Bernie's speech in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
on January 21, 2016, sketched on January 22, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
 
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Krystal Studies 3 and 4

Krystal Study 3 Reclining
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on January 20, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Krystal Study 4 Reclining
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on January 20, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00



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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Krystal Studies 1 and 2

Krystal Study 2 Laid Back
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on January 20, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment


Krystal Study 1 As Landscape
at the Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on January 20, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

The Snowshoer

The Snowshoer
Ruth Kaldor in the back fields in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 17, 2016, sketched on January 20, 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 watercolor paper
NFS
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Gunnella Lady Rocks

A Gunnella Lady Rocks
as found on Parsons Beach in Kennebunk, Maine
on January 15, 2016, sketched on January 19, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE



Reference photo at Parsons Beach, Kennebunk, Maine

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Two Tulips One Snow


Two Tulips One Snow
on my deck railing in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 16, 2016, sketched on January 17, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Skating Rink Four

Skating Rink Four

with Ruth Kaldor at the center of the ice at the
Waterhouse Skating Rink (HERE) in Kennebunk, Maine
on January 15, 2016, sketched on January 16, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, #3 graphite,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

Friday, January 15, 2016

Not So Deep

Not So Deep
is the snow in the back fields behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 14, 2016, sketched on January 15, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Red Amaryllis Composition


Red Amaryllis Composition
of a bloom set out on my deck railing in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 14, 2016, sketched on January 14, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00



Twinkling Reds
 by Bruce McMillan

Amaryllis in the sky,
how I wonder why you are
up and blooming, winter bright,
beautiful, yet quite bizarre.

poem © 2016 Bruce McMillan


Reference photo 

Two Blooms Dancing


Two Blooms Dancing
amaryllis set outside on the snow  in my yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 9, 2016, sketched on January 13, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

View from Below

View from Below
of an amaryllis set held outside against the sunny sky in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 11, 2016, sketched on January 13, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Portrait of a Skater

Portrait of a Skater
Ruth Kaldor skating on the second pond in the
Town Park woods behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 7, 2016, sketched on January 12, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, #3 graphite,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
NFS

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rainy Winter Day Amaryllis Window


Rainy Winter Day
Amaryllis Window
at my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 10, 2016, sketched on January 11, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
Also online at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Skating Ruthie


Skating Ruthie
on the second pond in the Town Park behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 7, 2016, sketched on January 10, 2016
12" x 9", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, #3 graphite,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
NFS
 


The sky over the second pond in the Town Park
behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
while skating.

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

Friday, January 8, 2016

Jess Study in Modesty


Jess Study in Modesty
in the evening Kennebunkport Figure Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 6, 2016, sketched on January 6, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jess Study II

Jess Study II
in the evening Kennebunkport Figure Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 6, 2016, sketched on January 6, 2016
8" x 6", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fluid 100
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Jess Study I


Jess Study I
in the evening Kennebunkport Figure Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 6, 2016, sketched on January 6, 2016
8" x 6", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fluid 100
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunset Fort Ridge Winter


Sunset Fort Ridge Winter
from the back fields behind my home in the Town Park in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 5, 2016, sketched on January 5, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


 the reference photo taken three hours earlier

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sliced Rainbowed Pear in Snow

Sliced Rainbowed Pear in Snow
outside in my yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 5, 2016, sketched on January 5, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
#3 graphite, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
online at my art blog HERE where you may leave a comment
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Recipe Bonus

Fruited Oatmeal for Painting

After photographing the sliced pear (and an apple)
outside in the snow I came in and made breakfast
to eat while I painted the pear, low fat and low sugar.

1 sliced then diced, large chucks pear
1 sliced then diced, large chucks apple
1/2 cup rolled oats oatmeal (called porridge in Iceland)
1 cup spring water
1 heaping tablespoon of organic cinnamon from Vietnam
1/4 cup walnuts

Microwave on high for six minutes, then top with

Two large dollops of Green Mountain Creamery
0% fat Greek Yogurt (called Skyr in Iceland)
A smattering of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
a dash of organic agave five

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Calla Lilies Reach in Winter

Calla Lilies Reach in Winter
set outside on my deck in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 2, 2016, sketched on January 3, 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 watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00