Monday, October 24, 2016

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

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

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.

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

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
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
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
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

1 comment:

Ruth Kaldor said...

There's something about a yellow house that brings attention to itself. If it was blue, green or white I'd pass right by it day or night.