Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Applescape Envy


Applescape Envy
an Envy apple set out on icy snow in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 31, 2017, sketched on February 1, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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


County Road Fort Ridge

County Road Fort Ridge
while diving home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 30, 2017, sketched on January 31, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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
cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Red Blooms Study II


Red Blooms Study II
a red amaryllis in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 24, 2017, sketched on January 29-30, 2017
10" x 8" (w x h), Daler-Rowney and Golden acrylics
on a Gessoed canvas block frame
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Red Blooms

Red Blooms
a red amaryllis in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 24, 2017, sketched on January 27, 2017
10" x 8" (w x h), Daler-Rowney and Golden acrylics
on a Ray-mar Gessoed canvas panel
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Bridget Study I

Bridget Study I
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 25, 2017, sketched on January 25, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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, January 26, 2017

Bridget Color Study

Bridget Color Study
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 25, 2017, sketched on January 25, 2017

7" x 5" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and # 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

Bridget Portrait Study

Bridget Portrait Study
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 25, 2017, sketched on January 25, 2017
8" x 8" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein
watercolors, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Fluid 100
cold press acid free 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Trees Snow Shadows

Trees Snow Shadows
in the back fields at the Town Park in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 19, 2017, sketched on January 24, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Walking on Snow

Walking on Snow
a snowshoe selfie in the back fields behind
our home in the Town Park in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 19, 2017, sketched on January 23, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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
NFS

Monday, January 23, 2017

Snowshoeing Pause

Snowshoeing Pause
with Ruth Kaldor in the back fields behind
our home in the Town Park in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 19, 2017, sketched on January 23, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
NFS

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Trees by the Snowfields

Trees by the Snowfields
in the fields behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 19, 2017, sketched on January 21, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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, January 21, 2017

Pride in Protest

Pride in Protest
during the Women's Walk / March in Portland, Maine
on January 21, 2017, sketched on January 21, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Arches
cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00


In Our Corner of the World
Baking Our Bread
There's no knead for dough.
We stir it up. We go high.
Together we rise.

text and photo and art © 2017 Bruce McMillan
A photo essay by me of the Women's Walk
"In Portland, (Maine) massive protest
teems with more than 10,000"
Our Portland, Maine
huge inaugural protest January 21, 2017
was, according to Portland (Maine) Police,
"of historic proportions,"
like so many around
the world.

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More Signs I saw:
Together We Rise
Liberty and Justice for All
Science Rules
Predator in Chief
I'm with Her
We Are the Majority
Keep Your Filthy Laws off My Silky Draws
We Are All Leaders Here
None of This Is Normal
Get Your Laws off My Body
Yes We Can!
I am NOT over IT.
Keep Your Hands Off My Rights
Hate Does Not Make America Great
Health Care for All
Love Trumps Hate
#NOTMYPRESIDENT
On a restaurant window's chalkboard:
Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Snow Atop Fort Ridge in Shapleigh, Maine

Snow Atop Fort Ridge
in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 19, 2017, sketched on January 20, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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, January 19, 2017

Morning Snow

Morning Snow
view from our second story home window
at 7:00 am during a snowfall  in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 18, 2017, sketched on January 18, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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


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Morning Snow
by Bruce McMillan

7:00 am, it's barely light,
the sun is shy, still rising up,
blocking it's dawn, one solid cloud,
gray sky heavy, so full of snow;
falling flakes, light dancing in air,
clinging white lines defining trees, 
As this gray cloud lets loose it's weight,
it floats higher up, leaving in sight.

text and art © 2017 Bruce McMillan

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Thaw in January


Thaw in January
Our stream during a thaw in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 17, 2017, sketched on January 17, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), M. Graham & Company gouache, and
#3 graphite on 140 lb. Arches rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Monday, January 16, 2017

Apple as Lemon Aid

Apple as Lemon Aid
a Meyers lemon and a Lady Alice apple
on the snow in our back yard at Shapleigh, Maine
on January 15, 2017 sketched on January 16, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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


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Apple as Lemon Aid
by Bruce McMillan

 
On white-out snow
comradery
was on display.
I beheld an
apple as a
lemon aid and
I found the scene
cool as well as
so refreshing.
I drank it in.


text and art © 2017 Bruce McMillan

Two Lemons Sunning on Snow

Two Lemons
Sunning on Snow
Meyer lemons on the snowbank
behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 15, 2017, sketched on January 15, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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

Private Collection Betty Lorber

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Narcissi Bloom on a Sunny Day


Narcissi Bloom
on a Sunny Day
set out on the porch deck at home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 13, 2017, sketched on January 15, 2017
9" x 6" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Strathmore
Windpower cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Red Space Martine Study

Red Space Martine Study

at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 11, 2017
5" x 7" (w x h), 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

Friday, January 13, 2017

Martine Side View Study

Martine Side View Study
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 11, 2017
6" x 9" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Strathmore
Windpower cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Martine Front View Studies


Martine Front View Study 2
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 11, 2017
5" x 7" (w x h), 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


Martine Front View Study 1
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 11, 2017
6" x 9" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Strathmore
Windpower cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00


After the comment below...
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2
Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968)
Oil on canvas, 35" x 58" (w x h), 1912
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, US
Fascinating history of this painting HERE
 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tufted Titmouse and Seeds

Tufted Titmouse and Seeds
Tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) among sunflower
seeds on the snow in our yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 10, 2017, sketched on January 10, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Road Home from Town Park

Road Home from Town Park
behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 8, 2017, sketched on January 8, 2017
9" x 7" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
white gouache, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Arches cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130.00 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Monday, January 9, 2017

Narcissi in Winter

Narcissi in Winter
set out on our deck in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 8, 2017, sketched on January 8, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130.00 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tree Lines in Back Fields

Tree Lines in Back Fields
in the Town Park behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
sketched on January 7, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Snow Lemons

Snow Lemons
Meyer lemons on the snowbank
behind our home in Shapleigh, Maine
on January 6, 2017, sketched on January 6, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Martine Art Group Studies

 Martine Art Group Study 2
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 4, 2017, sketched on January 4, 2017
5" x 7", 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


Martine Art Group Study 1
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 4, 2017, sketched on January 4, 2017
8" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fluid 100
cold press 100% acid free cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130.00 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Martine in Shadow

Martine in Shadow
at Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on January 4, 2017, sketched on January 4, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
#3 graphite on 140 lb. Arches rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130.00 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Snowshoeing Pause

Snowshoeing Pause
in Shapleigh, Maine
sketched on January 4, 2017
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
Golden Professional Acrylic titanium white, 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


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Snow Lays Sun Sets

Snow Lays Sun Sets
Eighteen inches of fresh snow in Shapleigh, Maine
on December 31, 2016, sketched on December 31, 2016
10" x 7", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $130.00 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Monday, January 2, 2017

Rory and Kerry Posing Study 2


Rory and Kerry Posing
Study 2
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on December 30, 2016, sketched on December 30, 2016
10" x 7", 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, $130.00 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year New Snow

New Year New Snow New Sunset
Eighteen inches of fresh snow in Shapleigh, Maine
on December 31, 2016, sketched on December 31, 2016
10" x 7", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Arches rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130.00 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00