Sunday, October 30, 2016

Driving West on Iceland's South Coast


Driving West
on Iceland's South Coast
on August 6, 2016, sketched on October 29, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors 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


Monday, October 24, 2016

Fox Islands Thoroughfare

Fox Islands Thoroughfare
view from Browns Head Light on Vinalhaven Island
to North Haven Island on an overcast day,
sketched plein air on October 18, 2016
9" x 12", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $22.85 shipping/handling = $150.00


photo by Ruth Kaldor

That Vinalhaven Yellow House

That Vinalhaven Yellow House  
at the head of Carvers Harbor in Vinalhaven, Maine
sketched plein air on October 20, 2016
5" x 7", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, 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

02
I'm painting on the dock while looking west at that
striking Vinalhaven yellow house.
photo by Ruth Kaldor

03
Looking west from where I painted,
this is the opposite side of the last three paintings below,
here the motel they painted from is left of the yellow house.

04
The view looking north up Carver's Harbor.
Not the small satellite dish on the right side of the house.

05
Painting Maine:
The Borrowed Views of Connie Hayes

by Connie Hayes and Carl Little (Author),
Borrowed Views Press, 2004
Cover Art:
Dish Vinalhaven
Connie Hayes
2001, 36" x 36" painted from
the dock in front of the house looking north
Note the 2001 era satellite dish in front of the house.
Book online at amazon HERE (New $250)
Connie Hayes at Dowling Walsh Gallery HERE
"Connie Hayes, a painter born in Gardiner, Maine, living in Rockland, Maine, received her M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, and Rome; her B.F.A. from the Maine College of Art in Portland; and her B.A. from the University of Maine. She received a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1989. She taught at the Maine College of Art for 10 years, including serving as their interim Dean of Faculty. In 2003 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the Maine College of Art."
  
The view looking east from the motel
06
Yellow House
Timothy Horn, Fairfax CA
Oil on canvas, 14" x 11", 2012
Artist's Blog HERE
"I spent two days on Vinalhaven painting and taking pictures. I was thrilled to see this view from the deck of my hotel room after I checked in. Could not have been more convenient. A couple staying two doors down in the same hotel, who had ridden their Harley's all the way from Oregon, ended up buying it." -Sept 2012

The view looking east
07
Yellow House, Vinalhaven
Greta Van Campen, Tenant's Harbor, Maine
Acrylic on panel, 32" x 32", 2015
Greta Van Campen, from Thomaston, Maine, is from a family of artists and studied visual art at Bowdoin College. She lives in Tenants Harbor, Maine.
Artist's web site HERE
Artist's current show on view October 2016
is at the Dowling Walsh Gallery HERE
Her parent's art web site HERE

The view looking east
08
The Yellow House, Carvers Harbor
Mary Byrom, North Berwick, Maine
Watercolor, 11.5" x 6", 2012
Looking east from the town dock's parking lot.
"I painted this scene from the front seat of my car in a Nor'easter. The rain was blowing sideways. It was like having buckets of water thrown at you. The yellow looked cheerful in all the gray that filled the sky and water."
Artist's web site HERE
Artist's Facebook page HERE

Friday, October 21, 2016

October Sea View Study II


October Sea View Study II
Autumn field colors from Calderwood Farm
on Vinalhaven Island, Maine sketched
plein air on October 19, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein
watercolors 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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October Sea View

October Sea View
from Calderwood Farm on Vinalhaven Island, Maine
sketched plein air on October 19, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors 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


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Browns Head Light...


Browns Head Light Study I
overlooking the Fox Islands Thoroughfare
at Browns End Light Station in Vinalhaven, Maine
sketched plein air on October 18, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, 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


Browns Head Light Study II
overlooking the Fox Islands Thoroughfare
at Browns End Light Station in Vinalhaven, Maine
sketched plein air on October 18, 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 extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Monday, October 17, 2016

Sailboat Masts Fall...

Sailboat Masts
Fall into Autumn
by the Vinalhaven Ferry Dock in Rockland, Maine
sketched plein air while waiting for the ferry on October 17, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
paraffin wax resist 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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Hip Model...


The Hip Model by the Sea
in a house's bay window at Cape Porpoise, Maine
sketched on October 14, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors and
#3 graphite 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, October 15, 2016

Cape Porpoise Seaweed Rocks

Cape Porpoise Seaweed Rocks
in Cape Porpoise, Maine
sketched plein air on October 14, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors
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


 Cycles of Golden Brown
By Bruce McMillan
 
Autumn leaves glowing,
in a season, on a tide,
seaweed on the rocks.
 
photo and haiku © 2016 Bruce McMillan

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Coming Low Tide


The Coming Low Tide
in Cape Porpoise, Maine
sketched plein air on October 14, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors
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, October 13, 2016

Sunflower's Hanging Out

Sunflower's Hanging Out
at Burtt's Orchard farm on
Cabot Plains Road in Cabot, Vermont
sketched plein air on October 12, 2016
13.5" x 12", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and Prismacolor Premier archival ink on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $22.85 shipping/handling = $150.00


Conversation in Plein Air
by Bruce McMillan

"Hmm, where is he?"
"Not over here."
"Hey, he's not here."
"How about there?"
"Nope, not down here."
"I see him, hey,
looking at me,
all set up, see?"
"He just paints, gee."
"He's painting me?"
"No, painting us."
"Doesn't say much."
"We should stand still."
"And stop talking."

All text and photos and art unless otherwise noted 
© 2016 Bruce McMillan


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sunflower Breeze

Sunflower Breeze
at Burtt's Orchard farm on
Cabot Plains Road in Cabot, Vermont
sketched plein air on October 12, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and #3 graphite, 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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sunflower Forest

Sunflower Forest
at Burtt's Orchard farm on
Cabot Plains Road in Cabot, Vermont
sketched plein air on October 11, 2016
18" x 12", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and Prismacolor Premier archival ink on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
Private Collection (see below)




Painting in a sunflower forest...

...on a sunny warm October day,
dwarfed by the tall sunflowers.
photos above by Ruth Kaldor


This painting is in the office art collection of
Great East Dental Associates,
460 Main St, Springvale ME 04083
Jay M. Knudsen, DDS, left
Robert McVety, DMD,
right

The office web site HERE

 

A Wriggling Road...


A Wriggling Road
by Autumn Trees
at Sherburne Farms in Sherburne, Vermont
sketched on October 9, 2016

(historic Sherburne Farms web site HERE)
14" x 14", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Prismacolor Premier archival ink on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, $300 + $16.50 sales tax + $33.50 shipping & handling = $350.00
framed, $300 + $150 framing + $24.80 sales tax + $26.20 shipping = $500.00


It was a cool and blustery day...
which was much better
for plein air painting than...

"It was a dark and story night...".

Sunday, October 9, 2016

An Overcast Day...


An Overcast Day
Hangs Over Autumn
at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont
sketched plein air on October 9, 2016
(at historic Sherburne Farms web site HERE)

12" x 9", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Prismacolor Premier archival ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $22.85 shipping/handling = $150.00


Friday, October 7, 2016

Walk into Autumn


Walk into Autumn
on the Town Park road
behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
on October 5, 2016, sketched on October 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 extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Belt of Venus


The Belt of Venus
above the shadow of the earth at sunset, opposite the setting sun
at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine
on October 4, 2016, sketched on October 6, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, 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
"The Belt of Venus, or Venus's Girdle, is an atmospheric phenomenon seen at sunrise and sunset when the observer is, or is very nearly, surrounded by a pinkish glow that extends roughly 10°–20° above the horizon, caused by backscattering of reddened sunlight, and seen above the dark band of the shadow of the earth, even after the sun sets."

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ruth's Garden Rose Blooming

Ruth's Garden Rose Blooming
from Vermont in Shapleigh, Maine
on October 4, 2016, sketched on October 4, 2016
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
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

Sunday, October 2, 2016

By 3469 Sand Beach Road

By 3469 Sand Beach Road
in Stonington, Maine
sketched plein air on September 17, 2016
5" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, 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

Schoodic Rocks


Schoodic Rocks
at Acadia National Park in Schoodic, Maine
on July 11, 2016, sketched on October 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 extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Yellow Lichens Rock

Yellow Lichens Rock
at Acadia National Park, Schoodic, Maine
on July 11, 2016, sketched on September 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 extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00