Friday, March 30, 2018

Model in Shape

Model in Shape
Martine at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
painted on March 30, 2018
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

Night Through Bridge

Night Through Bridge
On Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
at 12:30 am on March 24, painted on March 30, 2018
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

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Crest of the County Road

Crest of the County Road
by my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on March 25, painted on March 29, 2018
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

First End First Throw to Gold

First End
First Throw to Gold
Team USA's Olympic
Gold Medal Game in PyeongChang, South Korea
with John Schuster watching John Landsteiner's stone
to open the Gold Medal game in the February Games,
painted on March 27 and 28, 2018
14" x 11" (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, $250 + $13.75 sales tax + $16.25 shipping = $280.00

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Ninth End To Gold

Ninth End To Gold
Team USA's Olympic
Gold Medal Game in PyeongChang, South Korea
with John Landsteiner and John Shuster throwing
in the February Games, painted on March 27, 2018
10" x 7" (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
Commission SOLD

Monday, March 26, 2018

My Stream in the Woods

My Stream in the Woods
as it's water departs my property,
to flow under County Road, in Shapleigh, Maine
and ending up at Parson's Beach in Kennebunk, Maine,
on March 25, painted on March 26, 2018
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

Sunday, March 25, 2018

One Pair, Two Pears

One Pair, Two Pears
in my yard at Shapleigh, Maine
on February 8, painted on March 15 and 24, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, #3 graphite and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Arches cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Three Pears, Two as...

Three Pears,
Two as a Shadow Pair
in my yard at Shapleigh, Maine
on February 8, painted on March 15 and 23, 2018
4" x 6" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, #3 graphite and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Arches cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $89 + $4.90 sales tax + $6.10 shipping = $100.00

On Artists Judging Their Work...
This painting got the most "Likes" I've ever gotten posting in the Watercolor Sketchers group on Facebook, thirty-five and still counting, yet it's a work, one in a series, that I'd put to the side as maybe not good enough for posting on my art blog.



Last summer I entered a work in the "Squares" show at the Port Clyde (Maine) Art Gallery, Browns Headlight Vinalhaven Study II, (details on this blog HERE) also one in a series that I'd deemed not good enough and hadn't posted it on my art blog. Imagine my surprise when it was selected as Best in Show!

Artist's evaluating their own work? You never know.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Coasting from Winter

Coasting from Winter
at Cape Porpoise Harbor in Kennebunkport, Maine 
on March 16, painted on March 22, 2018
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light
fastness and permanence on 140 lb. Arches cold press
rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Curling Gold in the Mix

Curling Gold in the Mix
Medal Round USA vs CAN, the third end, left to right, 
Matt Hamilton, Tyler George, John Landsteiner
on February 22, painted on March 20, 2018
10" x 7" (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
SOLD

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Curling to Olympic Gold

Curling to Olympic Gold
Medal Round USA vs CAN, the tenth end,
Canada with the hammer, last USA throw, left to right,
John Landsteiner, John Shuster, and Matt Hamilton,
on February 22, painted on March 20, 2018
10" x 7" (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
Commission - SOLD

Monday, March 19, 2018

Late Winter, Late Afternoon

Late Winter, Late Afternoon
beside my home at Shapleigh, Maine
on March 18, painted on March 19, 2018
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light
fastness and permanence on 140 lb. Arches cold press
fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Relaxing Form

Relaxing Form
with model Kristyn at our Kennebunkport Drawing Group
in Kennebunkport, Maine, painted on March 16, 2018
7" 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. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Curling Watercolors Feature Article

Maine Sunday Telegram
Arts & Leisure Section

A feature article about my curling watercolors
By Ray Routhier, Staff Writer
 

Headline:
"Captivated by curling, Maine artist captures the likeness and attention of the U.S. Olympic team"
 

Header:
"Bruce McMillan tweeted his watercolors to encourage the team in its gold-medal run."
 

These four paintings appear in the article.

Shuster Curls Last Stone
To the Gold Celebration
Curling That Winning Feeling
Every Stone Counts in the Eighth

I'm so pleased and honored to see this article in print. And I still can't believe it all happened, still shaking my head and smiling. Very nice job by Ray Routhier. -Bruce

Read the article in the Maine Sunday Telegram, March 18, 2018, online HERE

 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Olympic Curling in Search of Gold

Olympic Curling
in Search of Gold
during the men's team 8-4 win over Switzerland in the
round robin in the eighth end at the Olympics in
PyeongChang, Korea painted on Feb 20, 2018
10.25" x 4.75" (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, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

SOLD

Dahlia Mum in Winter Study 2

Dahlia Mum
in Winter Study 2
on my deck railing at Shapleigh, Maine
January 1, 2018, painted on March 16, 2018
7" 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, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Friday, March 16, 2018

Dahlia Mum in Winter Study 1


Dahlia Mum
in Winter Study 1
on my deck railing at Shapleigh, Maine 
January 1, 2018, painted on March 16, 2018
5" x 7" (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, March 15, 2018

Three Forelle Pears on Snow

Three Forelle Pears on Snow
in my yard at Shapleigh, Maine
on February 8, painted on March 15, 2018
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, #3 graphite and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Arches cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

SOLD

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Plowing in a Nor'easter

Plowing in a Nor'easter
as the snow fell in my driveway at Shapleigh, Maine
on March 13, painted on March 14, 2018
10" x 7" (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, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00

Down on Green, Up on Red

Down on Green, Up on Red
Comice pears on a snow bank behind my home
at Shapleigh, Maine on Feb 18, painted on March 13, 2018
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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The Art of Comice Pears How other artists painted them...
 
1
The Pear
Jacqueline Gnott, TWSA, WHS, South Bend, Indiana
Watercolor on paper, 5.25" x 8", 2016
Sold
Artist's web site HERE and HERE
 
2
Comice
Mary Daisy Arnold
Watercolor on paper
11/1/1935, from the
New York Experimental Station, Geneva, NY
Source web site HERE
 
3
Comice Pear
Jane Palmer, Ruthin, Denbighshire, UK
Oil, 6" x 6"
Sold
Artist's web site HERE
 
4
Ripe Pear
Claire Henning
Oil on gesso board, 6" x 6", 2013
Sold
Artist's web site HERE
 
5
Three Pears
Saundra Lane, Colorado, US
Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16"
$100.00 USD
Artist's web site HERE
 
6
Pear
Marcus Bolt, UK
Acrylic
Artist's web site HERE
 
7
Doyenne du Comice
Miss May Rivers
Published in The Fruit Grower's Guide
by John Wright, 1891-1894. They show
Miss Rivers' artistry and skill, with an
intensity of color and attention to
detail that is remarkable.
Source HERE
 
8
Perched Pears
Tracy Vartenigian Burhans, Winchester, MA, US
Oil on glass
Sold
Artist's web site HERE

Monday, March 12, 2018

Between Snowfalls

Between Snowfalls
on the Ponds Walk road behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on February 26, painted on March 11, 2018
10" 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 fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $135 + $7.43 sales tax + $12.57 shipping = $155.00

Friday, March 9, 2018

That Apple Tree in the Window

That Apple Tree in the Window
in early morning light outside an upstairs window at my home
in Shapleigh, Maine, on March 9, 2018 painted on March 10, 2018
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

Martine's Art Pose


Martine's Art Pose
for our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine
on February 9, 2018, completed March 9, 2018
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, March 8, 2018

Fallen Fruit in Snow

Fallen Fruit in Snow
a Comice pear, a Granny Smith apple, and a Pink Lady apple that fell
into freshly fallen morning snow behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on Feb 18, painted on March 7, 2018
10" 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 fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $135 + $7.43 sales tax + $12.57 shipping = $155.00


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Pears and Apples
Watercolor Gallery

Others Artist's Works
1
Grannie Smiths and Bartletts
Barbara Fox, American (Ellicottville, New York)
Watercolor on paper
Artist's web site HERE
2
Pear and Apples
Christy Sheeler, American (Conrad, Montana)
Watercolor on paper
Artist's web site HERE
3
2D Fruity
Kandi Thompson, American (California)
Watercolor on paper, 30" x 22"
Juror's Award - WASH Open Show
Artist's web site HERE
4
Apples and Pears
Anne Bradham, American (Suwanee, Georgia)
Watercolor on paper, 14" x 11", $400
Artist's web site HERE
5
Two Pears and an Apple
Brenda Will Kidera, American (Woodbine, Maryland)
Watercolor on paper, 10" x 7.5"
Sold
Artist's web site HERE
6
Fruits and Bowls
Dona Minúcia, Brazilian
Watercolor on paper
Artist's Flickr site HERE
7
A Pear of Apples
Watercolor on paper
Joseph Broderick, British (Yorkshire)
Artist's web site HERE
8
Apples and Pears, Still Life
Henry Silk (1883-1947), British (Bow, East London)
Watercolor and graphite on paper, 5" x 3" (w x h), circa 1930
The East London Group
Artist's web site HERE

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cut-ups Comice and Red Comice

Cut-ups Comice and Red Comice
pears on the fresh morning snow behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on Feb 18 painted on March 7, 2018
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
SOLD

Monday, March 5, 2018

Painting a Tree...

 Painting a Tree,
Photographing a Painter
painting the apple tree in my snow-melting yard while being
photographed by Derek Davis, photographer, from the Portland
(Maine) Press Herald for a feature article about my curling
paintings, at my home in Shapleigh, Maine
painted plein air on March 5, 2018
10" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, #3 graphite and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Arches cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $120 + $6.60 sales tax + $10.40 shipping = $137.00


Plein air setup
Plein air palette

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Storm Wave Roiling Sea


Storm Wave Roiling Sea
along Ocean Drive in Kennebunkport, Maine
on March 2, painted on March 4, 2018
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

Nor'easter's Double Splash

Nor'easter's Double Splash
along Ocean Drive in Kennebunkport, Maine
on March 2, painted on March 4, 2018
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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Watercolor Seaside Storms
Through Other Artist's Brushes

 
1
The Sea, Maine 1921
John Marin, (1870 - 1953), American
Watercolor and charcoal on paper, 20" x 16"
Smithsonian American Art Museum
 
2
The Sun, the Wind and the Foamy Surf
Sergey Temerev, Russian
Watercolor on paper, 26" x 20" (w x h), 2015
 
3
Malibu Storm
Peter Simpson Cook, American
Watercolor on paper
 
4
Storm at Sea
Ports of England Sketchbook
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851) British
Watercolor on paper, 10" x 7" (w x h), circa 1822-3
Tate, London
 
5
Point Prim Cliffs with Surf 
(Bay of Fundy)
Poppy Balser, Canadian
Watercolor on paper, 21" x 14" (w x h), 2011
$875
Web site HERE
 
6
Sea Storm
Patrizia Puleio, Italian
Watercolor, 18" x 26" (w x h)
 
7
After the Typhoon
May Petrovich Miturich-Khlebnikov, (1925 - 2008) Russian
Watercolor on paper, 28" x 20" (w x h) 50 ? 70, 2002
His works are in Russia and MoMA in New York City
He was an award winning book illustrator
 
8
Prouts Neck Breakers
Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910), American
Watercolor on paper