Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Stand of Autumn Trees

A Stand of Autumn Trees
in the back fields in Shapleigh, Maine
on Oct 16, painted on Oct 18, 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, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Art in ME 2017 Opening

At the Art in ME 2017 Opening
at Boothbay Harbor Regional Foundation
in the center of Boothbay Harbor
1 Townsend Avenue


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I was pleasantly surprised to find my painting, Stonington Harbor Boats, prominently displayed in the front window. Walking down the street you can't miss it. Below it, and to the right, is Kathy Baribeau's painting done this summer at Birch Point State Park on our last day of David Dewey's Workshop.

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The Best in Show announcement and winner.


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The Best in Show art, Purple Mountain, acrylic, by John Vander, Boothbay Harbor


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Artists Ed Buonvecchio and Corinne McIntyre 


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Artists Ruth Kaldor and Ed Buonvecchio 


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My painting Criehaven Breakwater Late Afternoon, below, on display.


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Ruth's Seated Thoughts and The Captain prominently displayed at the center of the main gallery.


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After the opening at the Boothbay Regional Art Foundation Gallery.

Cuckold Light from Cape Newagen


Cuckold Light
from Cape Newagen
on the island of Southport, Maine
painted plein air on Oct 14, 2017
19" 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $280 + $15.40 sales tax + $14.60 shipping = $310.00

Saturday, October 14, 2017

At the Opening Artist's Reception

At the Opening Artist's
Reception
at the Atrium Gallery in Claremont, NH
for the Vermont Watercolor Society Fall Show
on October 14, 2017, painted on October 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. 

Arches cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00


 To a Reception
 
Driving by colors
on I-89, there's an
opening for art.
 
© 2017 Bruce McMillan
 

The Driver and Painter, Ruthie
 
At the Opening
 
1
Portrait by Ruth Kaldor
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
The Atrium Gallery and Opera House HERE

Bruce's art in the show 
Sun Going Tide Gone,  HERE 
Breakwater at Criehaven HERE

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Color Fast on I-91

Color Fast on I-91
driving north in Vermont on October 6, 2017
painted on October 8, 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

The Way to the Gallery

The Way to the Gallery
The Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery
under an October streetlight in Boothbay Harbor, Maine
on October 10, painted on Oct 11, 2017
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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $19.00 shipping = $230.00

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Two Dinghies Under a Night Light

Two Dinghies
Under a Night Light
on a dock in Boothbay Harbor, Maine
photographed October 10, painted on October 11, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, Uniball waterproof fade proof ink, and clear wax crayon
on 140 lb.  Arches cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

Monday, October 9, 2017

Driving Through Autumn

Driving Through Autumn
northbound on I-91 in Vermont
photographed while driving on October 6, 2017,
painted on October 9, 2017
10" 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. Arches cold press
rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Traveling at 65 mph through Fall

Traveling at 65 mph
through Fall
northbound on I-91 in Vermont
photographed while driving on October 6, 2017,
painted on October 8, 2017
10" 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. Arches cold press
fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00


Friday, October 6, 2017

A Walk to Fall Woods


A Walk to Fall's Woods
behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
on October 2, 2017, painted on October 5, 2017
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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $260 + $14.30 sales tax + $15.70 shipping = $290

Monday, October 2, 2017

Foggy Hazy Sunset...

Foggy Hazy Sunset Over
Hupper Island
at Marshal Point in Port Clyde, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 16, 2017
7" 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


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Thirty Paintings of September

Thirty Paintings of September

From Sand Beach

From Sand Beach
in Stonington, Maine
painted on Sept 29, 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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

From Brooklin to M.D.I.

From Brooklin to M.D.I.
on Flye Road in Brooklin, Maine
painted on Sept 14, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light
fastness and permanence, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mark Island is Thorough Fare

Mark Island is Thorough Fare
in Penobscot Bay at the Deer Isle Thoroughfare
off Stonington, Maine, painted on Sept 13, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Prismacolor waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Arches cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Spot of Sun

A Spot of Sun
seen from Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted on Sept 13, 2017
10" 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. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

Stonington Harbor Boats

Stonington Harbor Boats
view from Green Head in Stonington, Maine
painted on Sept 14, 2017
30" x 22" (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, $580 + $31.90 sales tax +  shipping = $611.90 + shipping


Painting fast before the sun sets. 

Ready to go.

Penobscot Bay in Stonington

Penobscot Bay in Stonington
at Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted on Sept 13, 2017
13.25" x 9.35" (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, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $19.00 shipping = $230.00

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Geraniums Hanging Around

Geraniums Hanging Around 
off our deck in Shapleigh, Maine
painted on Sept 17, 2017
4.25" x 6" (w x h), M. Graham Gouache 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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Early Color Electrifies

In the Green
Mountains of Vermont
this is what I viewed looking down
Cabot Plains Road past a farm, past Burtt's
Orchard, on a sunny end-of-summer, early-fall
day. There were two plein air painters by the tractor.
 
Ruth Kaldor
 
Claudio Brun del Re
 
In the middle
my eye centered on color
and my mind centered on electricity.

Early Color Electrifies
over Cabot Plains Road, Cabot Vermont,
painted plein air on September 22, 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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Marshall Point Light Going

Marshall Point Light Going
in Port Clyde, Maine
painted
on Sept 17, 2017 from sketches and a photos on Sept 16, 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


photo by Ruth Kaldor

Bruce sketching quickly
as the setting sun dips below Hupper's Island.
In 1977 a photo of this lighthouse appeared
in my first children's book,
Finestkind o' Day: Lobstering in Maine.

Serendipity
noun: the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident


After we picked up some paintings in Port Clyde we drove to Marshall Point to see the lighthouse and sketch a bit. Perhaps we might run into an artist friend from David Dewey's workshop, Bob Schweizer, who lives on Marshall point. As we drove by we not only found Bob, the view from his house above.

Whoa, we stumbled upon David Dewey concluding a September workshop day, commenting on the last paintings in his critique, this one by our friend Claudio.

It was approaching 6:00 pm, so we we paused to wait and say hello.

Ha, it was just like July, back in his workshop, for just a few minutes. "This is you painting, this works," said David about the house on the left admirably. It worked without the lighthouse on the right. Dan listened intently, appreciatively (wearing the green and blue baseball cap below).

It was great to see David and Bob. And to see Claudio (blue shirt) and his wife Brigitte (teal blue shirt), who would visit us in Vermont the next week (right now actually). And to see all of our friends and acquaintances in this watercolor workshop, to say a happy quick hello, before continuing down to the Point and the setting sun.

Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde, Maine, September 16, 2017