Sunday, December 9, 2018

Model Caitlin Study 1

Model Caitlin Study 1
at our Art Group in Kennebunkport, Maine on Dec 7, 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, including sales tax + shipping $135.00


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Early Snow Field

Early Snow Field
in the back fields behind my home
in Shapleigh, Maine on Dec 5, 2018
10" x 8" (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
rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $155.00


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sunny Side Up Spruced

Sunny Side Up Spruced
as setting sun through snow-covered tall spruces
I'd planted in 42 years ago in my yard in Shapleigh,
Maine photographed on Nov 27, 2018 painted Dec 4, 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 rough 100% cotton
extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Button Factory Open House 2018

Artists' Holiday Open Studios
at the Button Factory's 32nd Annual

Open Studios Friday Preview,
November 30, 2018, 5-8 pm
The Button Factory hosts 38 artists.


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At the entrance a cardboard replica
of the greets visitors, fun art, fine art.


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Inside the building of windows
I found art looking out those windows and...


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...including a feast of art, wonderful color,
by Amy Brnger of Portsmouth, NH,
her web site HERE her Facebook page HERE.


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With lots of people milling around,
one painting drew me (on the right) in.


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I was enthralled by this painting. How enthralled?
The triangle composition is pleasingly simple.
The colors and impressionistic approach
are so fine by Todd Bonita.
I love the wisp of hair, the
central glow of sunlight
And the colors...


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I studied those colors, that texture.


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This is the distance Todd was when painting,
then step back and look again at how the blend,
fabulous stuff, great color.


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There's so much to
chat about with passersby.


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Todd, the artist, and model are also uncle and niece.
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Photos 5, 7 ,9 and 10 were taken
at the opening by Elaine Miller, web site HERE,

who is the founder of the art cooperative
Ceres Gallery in Portsmouth, NH,
web site HERE, and Facebook page HERE.

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And there was exciting fine
monochromatic art to be found by...


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Frank Hyer of New Castle, NH,
his drawing class web site HERE,
with time for all of the artists to mix with other artists,
admirers, patrons, and holiday buyers.

The Button Factory
855 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
The Button Factory web site listing all of the artists
and the history of the Button Factory is HERE.

Between Bridge Photographers

Between Bridge Photographers
on the Boston Public Garden Foot Bridge, commonly known
as the Lagoon Bridge, in Boston, Massachusetts on Nov 18, 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 rough
100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00


The Boston Public Garden Foot Bridge, commonly known as the Lagoon Bridge, the signature suspension bridge over the middle of the pond in the Boston Public Gardens, is on the National Register of Historic Places; it opened in 1869 as the world's shortest functioning suspension bridge, before its conversion to a girder bridge in 1921; the original suspension system lacking function still remains as historical decoration. See a photo of it HERE