Saturday, September 30, 2017

Thirty Paintings of September

Thirty Paintings of September

From Sand Beach

From Sand Beach
in Stonington, Maine
painted on Sept 29, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, 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, September 28, 2017

From Brooklin to M.D.I.

From Brooklin to M.D.I.
on Flye Road in Brooklin, Maine
painted on Sept 14, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light
fastness and permanence, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mark Island is Thorough Fare

Mark Island is Thorough Fare
in Penobscot Bay at the Deer Isle Thoroughfare
off Stonington, Maine, painted on Sept 13, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Prismacolor waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Arches cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Spot of Sun

A Spot of Sun
seen from Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted on Sept 13, 2017
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $140 + $7.70 sales tax + $12.30 shipping = $160.00

Stonington Harbor Boats

Stonington Harbor Boats
view from Green Head in Stonington, Maine
painted on Sept 14, 2017
30" x 22" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $580 + $31.90 sales tax +  shipping = $611.90 + shipping


Painting fast before the sun sets. 

Ready to go.

Penobscot Bay in Stonington

Penobscot Bay in Stonington
at Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted on Sept 13, 2017
13.25" x 9.35" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $19.00 shipping = $230.00

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Geraniums Hanging Around

Geraniums Hanging Around 
off our deck in Shapleigh, Maine
painted on Sept 17, 2017
4.25" x 6" (w x h), M. Graham Gouache 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, September 23, 2017

Early Color Electrifies

In the Green
Mountains of Vermont
this is what I viewed looking down
Cabot Plains Road past a farm, past Burtt's
Orchard, on a sunny end-of-summer, early-fall
day. There were two plein air painters by the tractor.
 
Ruth Kaldor
 
Claudio Brun del Re
 
In the middle
my eye centered on color
and my mind centered on electricity.

Early Color Electrifies
over Cabot Plains Road, Cabot Vermont,
painted plein air on September 22, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, 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, September 21, 2017

Marshall Point Light Going

Marshall Point Light Going
in Port Clyde, Maine
painted
on Sept 17, 2017 from sketches and a photos on Sept 16, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, 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


photo by Ruth Kaldor

Bruce sketching quickly
as the setting sun dips below Hupper's Island.
In 1977 a photo of this lighthouse appeared
in my first children's book,
Finestkind o' Day: Lobstering in Maine.

Serendipity
noun: the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident


After we picked up some paintings in Port Clyde we drove to Marshall Point to see the lighthouse and sketch a bit. Perhaps we might run into an artist friend from David Dewey's workshop, Bob Schweizer, who lives on Marshall point. As we drove by we not only found Bob, the view from his house above.

Whoa, we stumbled upon David Dewey concluding a September workshop day, commenting on the last paintings in his critique, this one by our friend Claudio.

It was approaching 6:00 pm, so we we paused to wait and say hello.

Ha, it was just like July, back in his workshop, for just a few minutes. "This is you painting, this works," said David about the house on the left admirably. It worked without the lighthouse on the right. Dan listened intently, appreciatively (wearing the green and blue baseball cap below).

It was great to see David and Bob. And to see Claudio (blue shirt) and his wife Brigitte (teal blue shirt), who would visit us in Vermont the next week (right now actually). And to see all of our friends and acquaintances in this watercolor workshop, to say a happy quick hello, before continuing down to the Point and the setting sun.

Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde, Maine, September 16, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September Sun Shines Again

 September Sun Shines Again
Weirs Island off Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 14, 2017
14" x 19" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $280 + $15.40 sales tax + $29.60 shipping = $115.00


The perfect place to attach a parasol? 
An immovable PRIVATE sign.

Two Islands

Two Islands
off Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 14, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, 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, September 19, 2017

Flye Road Blueberry Field Study 2


Flye Road
Blueberry Field Study 2
looking toward Mt. Desert Island from Brooklin, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 15, 2017
11.5" x 4" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $125 + $6.88 sales tax + $10.12 shipping = $142.00


In the midst of painting plein air...
 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Flye Road Blueberry Field Study 1

Flye Road
Blueberry Field Study 1
looking toward Mt. Desert Island from Brooklin, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 15, 2017
10.5" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $150 + $7.75 sales tax + $12.15 shipping = $170.00


 Bruce painting, photo by Ruth Kaldor
September 15, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge 2

Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge
Study 2
at Deer Isle, Maine
painted plain air in evening light on Sept 12, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, 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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Bridged Again
How Other Artists Painted the Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge
plus
A Four Images Photo-essay of the D.I.S. Bridge
photos taken Sept 12 and 13, 2017
 

3
Bridge to Deer Isle
Garrin Riggin
Watercolor on paper

"Garrin Riggin is a former broadcast News Director/Reporter, and currently works as a freelance illustrator and writer. Garrin, a published poet and award winning painter, is self taught in the arts. He lives in Baltimore Maryland with his wife Lisa and their dogs Wally and Lucy."
His web site is HERE 
His Saatchi Art web page is HERE
 

4
On Deer Isle Bridge
Garrin Riggin
Oil on paper, 20" x 16"(W x H)
 

5
Deer Isle Bridge from Stave Island
Elise Nuckols
Acrylic and soft crayons on stretched canvas, 48" x 36" (W x H), $1,900
College of Charleston, BA in Fine Art, 2007
She paints in oil and acrylic, working out of
her home studio in Charleston, SC.
See more of her art HERE
 

6
Untitled
Annie Poole
"I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After attending a public technical high school with a focus on commercial art, I attended the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. I moved to Brooksville, Maine in 1980 after my first visit to the state and married in 1984 and had three children. Between 1986 and 1996 I was a freelance illustrator, creating work for local, regional and national publication. I home-schooled my children between 1986 and 2006. When my youngest child completed her home education I returned to painting with more consistency and seriousness."
See more of her paintings HERE 

7
Sway This Way
Photo by Bruce McMillan
 

8
Up in the Clouds
Photo by Bruce McMillan
 

9
Driving Over
Photo by Bruce McMillan
 

10
Sailing Under
Photo by Bruce McMillan

Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge 1


Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge
Study 1
at Deer Isle, Maine
painted plain air in evening light on Sept 12, 2017
14" x 10" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $200 + $11.00 sales tax + $14.00 shipping = $225.00
unframed, $175 plus tax, free shipping
 

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Bridged
How Other Artists
Painted the Deer Isle Sedgwick Bridge

plus
A Four Images Bruce McMillan
Photo-essay of the D.I.S. Bridge

photos taken Sept 12 and 13, 2017

3
Untitled
Annie Poole
 
"I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After attending a public technical high school with a focus on commercial art, I attended the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. I moved to Brooksville, Maine in 1980 after my first visit to the state and married in 1984 and had three children. Between 1986 and 1996 I was a freelance illustrator, creating work for local, regional and national publication. I home-schooled my children between 1986 and 2006. When my youngest child completed her home education I returned to painting with more consistency and seriousness."
See more of her paintings HERE

4
Spanning the Height
Alexandra Tyng
Oil on linen, 42" x 48" (w x h), 2017
$17,000
gWatson Gallery, Stonington, Maine HERE

"Alexandra Tyng is a realist painter whose work combines traditional methods with a contemporary viewpoint. Alex was born in Rome, Italy, and has lived in Philadelphia most of her life. Primarily self-taught, Alex chose an academic education over art school. She learned traditional oil painting techniques by examining the work of the old masters, reading about the methods and materials of other artists, and watching artists paint.
 See more of her paintings HERE
Read an interview with her in Huffington Post HERE
(including a fun photo of her painting in Baxter State Park

5
Deer Isle Bridge
Leo Mancini-Hresko
Oil on linen, 18" x 15" (W x H), 2014
See more of his paintings HERE
Born 1981, Boston, MA
Galleries
Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA

6
Untitled
Annie Poole (See #3 above)

7
Little Deer Isle Entrance
Photo by Bruce McMillan

8
Evening Reflections
from Little Deer Isle

Photo by Bruce McMillan

9
September Sunset Light
Striking Suspensions

Photo by Bruce McMillan

10
The Traveling Sunset View
Photo by Bruce McMillan

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Deer Island Thoroughfare Lighthouse

Deer Island Thoroughfare
Lighthouse
is also also known a Mark island Lighthouse
on Mark Island off Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 13, 2017
5" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Arches
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00