Sunday, April 30, 2017

Model Rachel Study 1

Model Rachel Study 1
Model Rachel posing for our
art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April  28, 2017, sketched on April 28, 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Friday, April 28, 2017

Rachael...

Rachael Standing
Model Rachel posing for our
art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April  28, 2017, sketched on April 28, 2017
5" x 7" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
hot press 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Rachael Leaning Back
Model Rachel posing for our art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April  28, 2017, sketched on April 28, 2017
5" x 7" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
hot press 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00
or
both framed on one frame, $150 + $8.25 sales tax + $9.75 shipping = $168.00


Read an illustrated article about model Rachael's fine art
online at the Portland Press Herald HERE

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Churchill Road Cabot Vermont

Churchill Road Cabot Vermont
February 5, 2017, painted on April 23-24, 2017
30" x 22" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 300 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
SFS Saved for Future Sale

Study for Churchill Road...

Drawing for
Churchill Road Cabot Vermont

in progress, the finished large art, 29.5" x 22" (w x h),
to be posted tomorrow,
done after the sketch below...

Study for Churchill Road
Cabot Vermont
on February 10, 2017, sketched on April 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
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dunstable Farm Cabot Vermont

Dunstable Farm 
Cabot Vermont
on Bothfeld Hill Road in Cabot, Vermont
on February 10, 2017, painted on April 23/24, 2017
29.5" x 22" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 300 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
SFS Saved for Future Sale

Monday, April 24, 2017

Forsythia's Reach

Forsythia's Reach
blooming in our yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 23, 2017, sketched on April 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Model Rachel Monochromes...

Model Rachel in Monochrome 1
Model Rachel posing for our
art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April 19, 2017, sketched on April 19, 2017
9" x 12" (w x h), #3 graphite and India ink brush pen
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
unframed sold as a set


Model Rachel in Monochrome 2
Model Rachel posing for our
art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April 19, 2017, sketched on April 19, 2017
4" x 4" (w x h), Uniball waterproof fade proof ink India ink
brush pen on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
unframed sold as a set

Model Rachel in Monochrome 3
Model Rachel posing for our
art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April 19, 2017, sketched on April 19, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Uniball waterproof fade proof ink India ink
brush pen on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
unframed sold as a set
$50 + $2.75 sales tax + $5.25 shipping = $58.00

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Busts...

Bust 1
Model Rachel posing for our
art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April 21, 2017, sketched on April 21, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Winsor & Newton 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
 

Bust 2
Model Rachel posing for our
art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April 21, 2017, sketched on April 21, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Winsor & Newton 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
framed together in one frame, $150 + $7.75 sales tax + $9.25 shipping = $167.00

Model Rachael Standing...

Model Rachael Standing 1
for our art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April 21, 2017, sketched on April 21, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Winsor & Newton 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


Model Rachael Standing 2
for our art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April 21, 2017, sketched on April 21, 2017
5" x 7" (w x h), Winsor & Newton 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
framed together in one frame, $150 + $7.75 sales tax + $9.25 shipping = $167.00

 
With thanks to Hara Harding for
loaning me her Winsor Newton small traveling
watercolor set since I had everything but my watercolors.

Our model, Rachel Eastman, is also a fine artist,
having studied with Wolf Kahn and Lois Dodd,
and you may see her art at her web site

HERE.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Body Lines Pose

Body Lines Pose
with model Bridget at our art group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on April 19, 2017, sketched on April 19, 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, April 18, 2017

A Spring Storm Breaks Away

A Spring Storm Breaks Away
from Cabot Plains Road in Cabot, Vermont
on April 16, 2017, sketched on April 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Monday, April 17, 2017

Northern Star...

Northern Star
Spring Thaw
Lake Memphremagog
The bow of the tour boat Northern Star
winter docked in Newport, Vermont
on March 5, 2017, sketched on April 7, 2017
18" x 12" (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, $300 + $150 framing + $24.80 sales tax + $26.20 shipping = $500.00


The painting above
was painted after I did eight studies for it.
Northern Star Spring Thaw Lake Memphremagog
Study 1
 
Northern Star Spring Thaw Lake Memphremagog
Study 2
 
Northern Star Spring Thaw Lake Memphremagog
Study 3
 
Northern Star Spring Thaw Lake Memphremagog
Study 4
 
Northern Star Spring Thaw Lake Memphremagog
Study 5

Northern Star Spring Thaw Lake Memphremagog
Study 6

Northern Star Spring Thaw Lake Memphremagog
Study 7

Northern Star Spring Thaw Lake Memphremagog
Study 8

Spring Stream in a Wood

Spring Stream in a Wood
by a trail on a conservation area in Barre, Vermont
on April 16, 2017, sketched on April 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Left Looking

Left Looking
Model Rachel at our Art Group in Kennebunkport , Maine
on March 31, 2017, sketched on March 31, 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 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00

Friday, April 14, 2017

Last Sliver of Snow

Last Sliver of Snow
in our yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on April 14, 2017, sketched on April 14, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein
watercolors, on 140 lb. Arches cold press
fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $130 + $7.15 sales tax + $12.85 shipping = $150.00


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Winter Falls Asleep
By Bruce McMillan


It happens in April, on time,
that last sliver of snow, pure white,
winter's leftover. Hark, spring's chime,
bird calls, the sun longs to stay bright, 


high in the sky, pine shade lets go
of sliver's hiding place, summer
wants to play, go away. You know
why you linger, melting slumber.


text and art © 2017 Bruce McMillan

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Blue Boat in Tenants Harbor

Blue Boat in Tenants Harbor
in Tenants Harbor, Maine
on April 7, 2017, sketched on April 13, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
Winsor & Newton Permanent White Gouache 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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tidal Marsh by a Library

Tidal Marsh by a Library
seen from the Jackson Memorial Library (web site HERE)
of the Tenants Harbor Marsh in Tenants Harbor, Maine
on April 7, 2017, sketched on April 12, 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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cloudy Day at Tenant's Harbor


Cloudy Day at
Tenant's Harbor
in Tenant's Harbor, Maine
on April 7, 2017, sketched on April 9, 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

Plein Air Art Exhibtion

Art Exhibition
To Paint the Way a Bird Sings
The Plein Air Painters of Maine
At the Art Opening on April 7th
with Bruce and Ruth's Art

 
Before the opening I stopped by the shore...

Photo using camera painting motion of a dock in
Tenants Harbor, Maine on April 7, 2017
Spring Ready on the Dockby Bruce McMillan 
On a cloudy day,
green and yellow are traps, while,
pink is for the buoys.

text and photo art © 2017 Bruce McMillan

April 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
At the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenant's Harbor, Maine
Read more about the exhibition at the library's web site HERE
71 Main Street
Tenants Harbor, Maine 04860
Hours
Monday 3 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
Friday 1 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 9 am to 12 pm

1
Outside the library...found art...go figure! Enter...

2
Inside the library in the distinguished
reading room...See the art online HERE
Sand Beach Boulders to
Second Island, Stonington

Watercolor, India ink, $480

3
In the main room...
see Ruth's art online HERE and HERE
Sand Beach, Stonington
Oil, $280
Sand Beach Cove, Stonington
Oil, $280

4
In the main room...Bruce and Ruth art....
see Bruce's art online HERE
Weirs Island in the Sun, Stonington
Watercolor, India ink, $480

5
In the hallway see Ruth's art online HERE
Maine Pine
Oil, $280

6
In the hallway see Bruce's art online HERE
Everyone Has a View, Stonington
Watercolor, India ink, $480

7
Checking out the art...

8
...at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenant's Harbor
Nice show, wonderful library hosts,
and it was great to see so many
Plein Air Painter of Maine there.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Relaxed Pose


Relaxed Pose
Model Martine at our Art Group 
in Kennebunkport, Maine, on April 5, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), 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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Nude in an Iris


Nude in an Iris
Model Martine at our Art Group in Kennebunkport , Maine
on April 5, 2017, sketched on April 5, 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

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cheever Falls...

Updated with News April 27, 2017

 
Upper Falls, Cheever Falls,
Walden, Vermont
on June 9, 2016, sketched on April 2, 2017
18" x 12" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Faber-Castell waterproof India ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
SFS Saved for Sale at the VWS Juried Aqua Show $480


This painting is part of the...
Vermont Watercolor Society 2017
Juried Members Spring Exhibition and Awards
Aqua Show

June 3 through July 22, 2017

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 5 -7 pm - See you there...


Festival Gallery
5101 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673
802-496-6682


The list of thirty accepted artists and the
titles of their work on the VWS web site HERE.

JURORS STATEMENT
Ron Bigony, NWS
2017 Spring Exhibit
Festival Gallery, Waitsfield, VT

After being asked to serve as the juror for the Vermont Watercolor Society I looked forward to the task of choosing a limited number of paintings out of many entries submitted for my review. I viewed all of the paintings numerous times before permitting myself to make a final decision.

Artistic taste is such a personal thing and there are no absolute formulas. But as a juror I not only looked for technical expertise but also for paintings that went beyond technique and had that unique spark- something deeper than well done paint on paper.

I admire and applaud each artist who entered this exhibition and congratulate the painters who have been accepted. I hope all the artists who submitted work will continue to develop their art form and that their next painting will be their very best.

Thank you VWS for your excellent contribution and continued promotion of our World of Watercolor.

Sincerely, Ron Bigony
Juror Artist's web page HERE

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Studies at Rest...

Study at Rest I
Model Rachael at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on March 31, 2017, sketched on March 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
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00


Study at Rest II
Model Rachael at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on March 31, 2017, sketched on March 31, 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 rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Curves Between...

Curves Between
Model Rachael at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on March 31, 2017, sketched on March 31, 2017
7" x 10" (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


On Purple
Model Rachael at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on March 31, 2017, sketched on March 31, 2017
6" x 8" (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, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00