Friday, May 22, 2015

New Red Maple Leaves...

New Red Maple Leaves Over Second Pond
on a ponds walk by the through the woods behind my home
in Shapleigh, Maine on May 16, 2015, sketched on May 22, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Light Leaves Lookout Ledge

Light Leaves Lookout Ledge
on Fort Ridge on the walk behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 17, 2015, sketched on May 20, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

On Reflecting in Venice

On Reflecting in Venice
shutters open, shutters closed, windows within a window,
two reflecting within one over a canal in Venice, Italy on
May 29, 2014, sketched on May 19, 2015. I enjoy how
the medium of watercolor captures Venetian stucco.
sketched on May 19, 2015
7" x 5", 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
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Also online at the Daily Paintworks Weekly Challenge,
May 16th, The Window Challenge HERE, where you may see all artists works.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Gentle Breeze Green Leaves

Gentle Breeze Green Leaves
Northern Red Oak leaves (Quercus rubra) at the edge of the fields
and woods behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 17, 2015, sketched on May 18, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Spring Woods by Spring Fields

Spring Woods by Spring Fields
in the Town Park behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 17, 2015, sketched on May 18, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunday, May 17, 2015

On the Walk Home

On the Walk Home
from the ponds in the woods behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 16, 2015, sketched on May 17, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Green Leaves Study I

Green Leaves Study I
New American Beech leaves on a tree branch
by the back fields of my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 14, 2015, sketched on May 16, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Also online at the Daily Paintworks weekly Challenge, 
May 9th, The Green Challenge HERE, where you may see all artists works.




Green Leaves

I do not understand
green leaves;
see, come every new spring
green arrives,
yet I truly get fall,
green leaves.

poem © 2015 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Azure Bluets Three Studies

 
Azure Bluets Study I
blooming on my lawn in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 13, 2015, sketched on May 14, 2015
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
#3 graphite,  on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
each framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00
or all three studies framed, sold framed,
$150 plus $7.75 sales tax plus $12.25 shipping = $170.00

 
Azure Bluets Study II


Azure Bluets Study III

Model Sara

 Model Sara I

at the Wednesday night Drawing Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
sketched live on May 14, 2015
6" x 4", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, #3 graphite,
140 lb. Strathmore 500 Premium Series
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Model Sara II

at the Wednesday night Drawing Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
sketched live on May 14, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Model Sara III

at the Wednesday night Drawing Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
sketched live on May 14, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms
on the cherry tree planted to feed the birds in my yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 12, 2015, sketched on May 12, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Monday, May 11, 2015

Apple Blossom Pink

Apple Blossom Pink
on the apple tree in my yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 11, 2015, sketched on May 11, 2015
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
#3 graphite, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Gliding into Night and Going Up


Gliding into Night
sketched on May 7, 2015
13" x 9", 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

 
On Display in the office of Dr. Richard Thompson, optometrist, Midtown Mall, Sanford Maine

Going Up
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
#3 graphite,  on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
NFS
On Display in the office of Dr. Richard Thompson, optometrist, Midtown Mall, Sanford Maine


Art to Art, Hat to Hat

Art to Art, Hat to Hat
with Todd Bonito, Plein Air Tuesdays HERE workshop
leader, and Peter Card, painter, overlooking the sea at the
Ogunquit Museum of American Art view at Ogunquit, Maine,
on May 5, 2015 , sketched May 10, 2015
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, wax resist and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00


 The Art of Plein Air Hats
Before the artist sees the scene,
head needs a cover, a sunscreen;
before the artist picks a brush,
must choose a cover, nothing lush;
before the artist daubs a hue,
head needs something to stick like glue;
before the artist strokes a stroke
a cap is needed, that's no joke;
the artist picks, style of the day,
a hat to stay out of the way.

poem © 2015 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission


Art Workshop Extras

Art of the Easel I
painting by Todd Bonita

The rest of the art story, the full picture...

Art of the Easel II
easel by Todd Bonita


And a boat sailed by...making a wave.

Friday, May 8, 2015

View from the OMMA

View from the OMMA
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art view at Ogunquit, Maine,
the museum web site HERE, painted plein air on May 5, 2015
during a workshop with Todd Bonito, Plein Air Tuesdays HERE
10" x 8", Winsor & Newton oil paints on a Raymar linen panel

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

Said Todd Bonito, the workshop leader,
"You have a Michelangelo thing going on."
Detail from The Creation, by Michelangelo
at the Sistine Chapel

Plein Air Tuesday
with Todd Bonito, May 5, 2015
1) Our workshop group on a perfect weather day. 

2) Todd passed out Ruby pieces to demonstrate value,
to see shades, light to dark, minus color.

3) The demo in progress.
He painted his values, middle to dark to light.


 
4) The scene.

 
5) The painting in progress, nearly done.

Panda Bear and . . .

Panda Bear and Grounds Crew at Third Base
at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox,
on May 5, 2015, sketched on May 7, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Under the Fenway Grandstand

Under the Fenway Grandstand
fans gather at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
on May 5, 2015, sketched on May 7, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Look

The Look
from an American herring gull (Larus smithsonianus) standing on
a piling by the dock at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine
on May 1, 2015, sketched on May 4, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Ready on the Dock

Ready on the Dock
Buoys and lobster traps waiting to be set in the sea
at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine on May 1, 2015, sketched on May 4, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Moving and Moored

Moving and Moored
A lobsterboat returning to harbor after fishing all morning
at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine on May 1, 2015, sketched on May 3, 2015
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, Uniball waterproof
fade proof ink, Winsor & Newton masking fluid, and wax resist on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Figure in Group 1, 2, 3, and 4


Figure in Group #1
at the Kennebunkport, Maine Friday Morning
Drawing Group on May 1, 2015,
10" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Strathmore 500 Series
Premium cold press fine grain 100% acid free cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Figure in Group #2
at the Kennebunkport, Maine Friday Morning
Drawing Group on May 1, 2015,
10" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Strathmore 500 Series
Premium cold press fine grain 100% acid free cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00



Figure in Group #3
at the Kennebunkport, Maine Friday Morning
Drawing Group on May 1, 2015,
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

 
Figure in Group #4
at the Kennebunkport, Maine Friday Morning
Drawing Group on May 1, 2015,
10" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Strathmore 500 Series
Premium cold press fine grain 100% acid free cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wolfeboro Window Tulips

Wolfeboro Window Tulips
in a shop's April store display window in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
on April 28, 2015, sketched on May 1, 2015
12" x 9", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 300 lb. Arches
cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $270.00 plus $12.38 sales tax plus $20.24 S&H = $270.00

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quiet Sunset Over Wolfeboro

Quiet Sunset Over Wolfeboro
in April before the tourists arrive in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
on April 28, 2015, sketched on April 30, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

High Point Selfie Pause

High Point Selfie Pause
at a high point along the woods walk behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 25, 2015, sketched on April 29, 2015
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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

First Pond Ice Out

First Pond Ice Out
looking west during a ponds walk in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 25, 2015, sketched on April 28, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fluffy Up a Tree

Fluffy Up a Tree
A North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) climbing
a red maple tree in the back fields behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 25, 2015, sketched on April 27, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Twirling Selfie

Twirling Selfie
from a photo taken with my camera held up, dangling, and
twirling from the wrist strap while the self timer took photos
by the road along the first pond on my woods walk
behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine on April 25, 2015, sketched on April 26, 2015
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

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ranunculus One

Ranunculus One
a potted White Persian Ranunculus (Ranunculus asiaticus)
set out in my yard Shapleigh, Maine on April 24, 2015,
sketched on April 25, 2015
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
#3 graphite, wax resist, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sunset Light from My Window

Sunset Light from My Window
looking southeast across Fort Ridge in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 23, 2015, sketched on April 24, 2015
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, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Model Meghan

Model Meghan
at the Wednesday night drawing group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April 22, 2015, sketched on April 22, 2015
12" x 9", 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, sold framed, $170 plus $9.35 sales tax plus $15.65 S&H = $195.00