Saturday, May 25, 2019

Model Still, In Motion

Model Still, In Motion
at our Kennebunkport Art Group
on May 24, 2019, painted May 24, 2019
8" 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 tax + shipping $115

Thursday, May 23, 2019

To Bee or Not to Bee


To Bee or Not to Bee
an apple blossom in my yard on May 21, 2019, painted May 22, 2019
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, including tax + shipping $115

Monday, May 13, 2019

Aldeyjarfoss

Aldeyjarfoss
waterfall on the Skjálfandafljót river waterfall on the
Skjálfandafljót river from Vatnajökull glacier in the in the
highlands at the northern part of the Sprengisandur Highland
Road, Iceland on August 2, 2010. painted May 8-13, 2019
20" x 14" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
Winsor & Newton watercolors selected for light fastness
and permanence, and W&N permanent white gouache,
with Prismacolor waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $495

Friday, May 10, 2019

Out for a Walk

Out for a Walk
behind my home in the back fields to
the woods on Fort Ridge in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 8, 2019, painted May 10, 2019
12" x 9" (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 that was gifted,
framed, including tax + shipping $195

SOLD

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Jenny's Exhibition Opening...


Jenny's Exhibition Opening,
in a White Gallery, 5:35 pm,
7:12 pm, 6:06 pm
(left to right, 1) unknown art patron, 2) friend of the artist,
3) artist Jenny Brillhart, 4) artist's husband Chris Pace,
and 5) aunt of Jenny the artist) 
at the Dowling Walsh Art Gallery
in Rockland, Maine on May 3, 2019
painted from three images, May 4-6, 2019
13.5 " x 7.5" (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
$395 USD

Preliminary sketches by Bruce McMillan
for the above watercolor painting
from the opening of
Jenny Brillhart's Exhibition Art HERE
May 3 - June 1, 2019
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jenny Art Show Study 1,
5:35 pm
on May 3, 1019, sketched on May 4, 2019
3.5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
fastness and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade
proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press extra
white rough 100% cotton watercolor paper, NFS

Jenny Art Show Study 2,
6:06 pm
on May 3, 1019, sketched on May 4, 2019
4" x 6" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
fastness and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade
proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press extra
white rough 100% cotton watercolor paper, NFS

Jenny Art Show Study 3,
5:35 pm, 7:12 pm
on May 3, 1019, sketched on May 4, 2019
9" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
fastness and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade
proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press extra
white rough 100% cotton watercolor paper, NFS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Photo and Poem
Photo using defocused in camera painting motion
in the gallery of Jenny Brillhart's Exhibition
opening, at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in
Rockland, Maine, May 3, 2019
At Jenny's Exhibition Opening
by Bruce McMillan

Fine art on surrounding walls
figures filling the room, now,
a peopled gallery, observing art,
canvases absent of people, 
in a white walled gallery, 

paintings filled with folding chairs
overhead fans, easels at the ready,
a stool, a bed, a window,
art on the walls
in a white walled gallery, 

with the spirits of persons' presence
within the art, while enclosed figures
stand in this room, both touched
with contrapposto,
in a white walled gallery.

Text and photo © 2019 Bruce McMillan
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jenny Brillhart's Exhibition
at the Dowling Walsh Exhibition Opening
365 Main Street, Rockland, Maine 04841
207-596-0084
Dowling Walsh Gallery HERE
May 3- June 1, 2019
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jenny Brillhart's Exhibition Art HERE

A Gallery Photo Essay
with Jenny Brillhart's Paintings,
Digital photographs straight, and "painted"
using in camera painting motion,
5:00 - 8:00 pm, May 3, 2019

1
Easel Holding the Materials;
Noonday (Overcast)
Jenny Brillhart
Oil and photo on aluminum,
20" x 29" (w x h), $4,300

2
Entering the White Gallery,
5:33 pm

Bruce McMillan

3
Styrofoam: 10:30 am
and 3:18 pm

Jenny Brillhart
Oil and photo on aluminum,
20" x 20" (w x h), Sold

4
Cool Daylight Warm
Galley Light, 5:35 pm
Bruce McMillan

5
7:05 pm A Toddler's
Gallery Ride
Bruce McMillan

6
Jenny's aunt, left,
Jenny, center, 5:46 pm
 Bruce McMillan

7
The Good Neighbor, Folded
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on panel, 46" x 82" (w x h), $11,400

8
Between the Art of Drywall,
Bruce and Jenny, 7:16 pm
by a Stonington friend of Jenny and Chris

9
Patrons at the Far End,
5:33 pm
Bruce McMillan

10
Teal Drywall for the Bath
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on panel, 46" x 82" (w x h), $11,400

11
Art Share by the Front 6:07 pm
Bruce McMillan

12
7:12 pm, Jenny in the
Middle of White
Bruce McMillan

13
Selectman's Office Print
and Lawn Chair
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on aluminum,
30" x 40" (w x h), $6,200

14
Selectman's Office Fan
with Coat Loop, 6:48 pm
Bruce McMillan

15
Selectman's Office
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on aluminum,
30" x 40" (w x h), $6,200

16
Viewing Art in Contrapposto,
7:02 pm
Bruce McMillan

17
Easel Holding the Still Life:
11:07 am and 5:15 pm (Late Winter)
Jenny Brillhart
Oil and photo on aluminum,
20" 20" (w x h), $3,500

18
R U Discussing AHRT, 7:05 pm
Bruce McMillan

19
The Good Neighbor,
Dark Window
Jenny Brillhart
Oil and photo on aluminum,
35" x 18" (w x h), $4,700
Coincidentally, I'd photographed
the front of their good neighbor's house while
staying with them on a Stonington painting week
last fall, photographing a photo series on a foggy day:
"Novels Yet to be Written, (The book covers are ready.)"
This was that one:

20
"The Square Windowed Door
to Round Peg's Widowed Heart"
Stonington, Maine on September 17, 2018.
Bruce McMillan

21
7:12 pm Gallery Forms Form
left to Contrapposto
Bruce McMillan

22
Taken from Contrapposto
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on panel,
11" x 13" (w x h), $2,100

23
6:44 pm's Invisible Thoughts
Bruce McMillan

24
Stool and Styrofoam 3:17, March
Jenny Brillhart
Oil on birch panel,
11" x 13" (w x h), $2,100

25
Jenny's 6:36 pm Pause
Bruce McMillan

26
Off the Wall, 6:47 pm
Bruce McMillan

27
Meanwhile, Discussing
Peach Peonies, 6:35 pm
with Jenny Brillhart
between Summer Gathering and A Walk Along
the Rocks, all by , acrylic
(Gathering, $5,500, and Peonies, $3,000, sold)
See this art of Greta Van Campen HERE

28
7:56 pm, Still Inside
on the Rainy Corner
Bruce McMillan

end

Friday, May 3, 2019

Coatroom Exhibition Exiting - OMMA Opening


Coatroom Exhibition Exiting
At the 2019 season members opening night
for the Ogunquit Museum of American Art
by the sea in Ogunquit , Maine,
on May 2, 1019, painted May 2, 2019
10" x 8" (w x h) , Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
fastness and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade
proof ink on 140 lb. Arches cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper

Private Collection
 

At the member opening of the 2019 season
of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art
in Ogunquit, Maine, May 2, 2019

The Museum Web Site HERE
1
Seascape
Harmon Neill (1896-1981)
Oil on paper board, 1943
Collection of OMAA

This is a view from Marginal Way along Ogunquit near the home of Joseph Davol, a painter, which was painted seventy-six years ago in 1943. I know Marginal Way, having painted many watercolors along The Way, some on view HERE. I was taken by Harmon Neill's timeless painting. It could've been painted days ago, or at least looked that way. I was lost in thought, admiring it, and musing about it being more than three-quarters of a century old. I chatted with the woman next to me, who was also admiring it. Was I ever in for a surprise? She was a painter.

2
Evelyn Harper
 
Not only was Evelyn Harper a painter, but she was the widow of Seascape's painter, Harmon Neill, admiring her late husband's fine art on this opening night, his art out and on display for this season. Evelyn was a charming delight.

3
The OMMA Maine Gallery
with a picture view to the Gulf of Maine,
everyone standing on a beautiful new
wooden floor, taking in the food,
art, and cell phone calls.

4
Art is Where You Find It
Performance art in the main gallery by
a performer standing next to me.

5
First Art School Drawing
Henry Strater (1896-1987)
Charcoal on laid paper
Collection of OMAA

"Artist and collector Henry Strater purchased land in Ogunquit formerly owned by Charles Herbert Woodbury, who is widely credited with founding the art colony in the village. Initially founded by Strater as The Museum of Art of Ogunquit, the institution was incorporated in 1951 with a mission for 'the broad educational interests of the public.' Strater commissioned architect Charles S. Worley Jr. to design the building it is housed in. The museum opened its doors to the public in 1953." -source Wiki


7
Untitled (Sailboat)
William Thon (1906-2000)
Mixed media, circa 1965
At OMAA courtesy of a private collector

8
The Witchery of the Moonbeams
Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927)
Oil on canvas, circa 1906
At OMAA courtesy of a private lender

Ogunquit Museum of Art label paragraph:
"The title comes from a 1901 novel by Roy Rolfe Gilson, When Love is Young, which includes the following lines in chapter thirty-eight: . . .'and now and then he plucks a flower and gives it to her -- sweet-petaled eloquence of what he cannot speak -- and now she turns her eyes to him, shining like stars, while all about her is the witchery of the moonbeams and in his soul the witchery of a dream.'"


Rev Roy Rolfe Gilson (1875-1933) was a newspaper man then a novelist and then a rector of parishes in New Hampshire, Maine and finally St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Salisbury, Maryland, where he passed away at the age of fifty-eight. When Love is Young was his first of eight books and many short stories, its first line, "School is out." You can read it online via Ohio State and Google HERE.


He said of this book: "The best known of my works is, and is not a child's book, but an attempt to preserve in words something of that exquisite loveliness of the American home as it has been in its simplicity, and never more beautiful than when seen through the eyes of a little child, to whom the father is a hero and the mother a heroine, and even the toy soldiers have an identity and name...
It is never the bizarre or unusual that makes me wish to work, but the poetry and comedy in everyday life, in the common lot...If my stories are idyllic, it is not because I wish to write pretty things, but because I have a friendly eye for those secret quests on which we pass each other disguised in foolishness, but wearing beneath a lovely raiment of dreams."
 

9
Three Sails on Blue
Katherine Bradford (1942- )
Oil on canvas, 2006
At OMAA courtesy of Monica Dominak