Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A Highlands Mountain...

A Highlands Mountain
in Iceland
in the "Public Sketch Book, Blank pages for you!"
at the Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum
August 12, 2019
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on paper
At the National Gallery of Iceland's
Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum
website HERE.


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Bergstaðastræti 74, 101 Reykjavík
Ásgrímur Jónsson (1876-1958) donated his house to the Icelandic Government along with all his paintings in his possession. There were 192 oil paintings and 277 water colors along with many unfinished pictures from various periods in his life.


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He was one of the first painters in Iceland to make art a professional living.

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Inside...
The Ogress in the Stone-Raft, 1957-1958,
is still rowing...past...


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...the colors left behind...


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A window to the artist's past...


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A window reflection in...
The Night Troll at the Window by Ásgrímur Jónsson, watercolor, 1943,
upstairs in the Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum
See a sketch of his for this painting HERE and another HERE.


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Light, lights, present...


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...in...
Ásgrímur Jónsson's Frá Þingvöllum, Arnafell, (From Thingvellir) 1950.
The art seen HERE
See thirty of his paintings HERE.
See the huge Hvítárvatn og Langjökull that hangs
in the restaurant of the Hotel Holt in Reykjavík HERE.


 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Native Tryggvi

Native Tryggvi
at Gallerí Fold in Reykjavik, Iceland
on August 14, 2019, painted August 15, 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, $150


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Home at Dyce's Head

Home at Dyce's Head
in Castine Maine, my host's home
where I stayed during the Castine Plein Air
Festival 2019, painted plein air on July 25, 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

Thank you GIFT to my host

 Bruce plein air painting...

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Mother Son Art Artist Studies...

Mother Son Art Artist
Red House Study I
Anthony J. Hardy's daughter in law Eugenie, one of her twin sons,
Óskar Thorarensen, and his Reykjavik red house painting
at the Ingenious Iceland II opening of the
Anthony J. Hardy Collection at Gallerí Fold in
Reykjavik, Iceland on August 7, 2019, painted August 10, 2019
5.9" x 8.3" (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. Daler Rowney mould made rough acid free
wood pulp and cotton fiber watercolor paper
framed, $175



Mother Son Art Artist
Red House Study II
Anthony J. Hardy's daughter in law Eugenie, one of her twin sons,
Óskar Thorarensen, and his Reykjavik red house painting 

at the Ingenious Iceland II opening of the
Anthony J. Hardy Collection at Gallerí Fold in
Reykjavik, Iceland on August 7, 2019, painted August 10, 2019
5.9" x 8.3" (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. Daler Rowney mould made rough acid free
wood pulp and cotton fiber watercolor paper
framed, $175

Friday, August 9, 2019

At the Edge Below

At the Edge Below
looking down at ledge from Dyce's Head in Castine, Maine
painted plein air July 26, 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 $150

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thorsmork from Basar

Thorsmork from Basar /
Þórsmörk frá Básar

on the south coast of in Iceland painted plein air
and completed at the house August 3-5, 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, $150.


How do you get there?

You drive up the valley through the Krossá River...

...crossing back and forth through it
many, many, many times, the water's color
from the glacial til flowing with the water.
That's me, Bruce, snapping photos in
Haukur's 4-wheel drive in the
Krossá River
on the way to paint, appropriately,
a watercolor.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Poster Selection - Before Breakfast...

I was pleased and honored to have my watercolor in the invitational show chosen as the poster art for the...

64th Annual
Kennebunk River Club
Invitational Art Show poster


Before Breakfast at the Colony
the view from the balcony at The Colony Hotel in
Kennebunkport, Maine on July 8, painted on July 12, 2018
21" x 17" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Prismacolor waterproof fade proof ink on 300 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $700 SOLD

On exhibit, and for sale, August 10-11, 2019 at the
64th Annual Kennebunk River Club Invitational Art Show.
Website for The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine
HERE

At Penobscot Bay's Edge


At Penobscot Bay's Edge
looking down from Dyce's Head in Castine, Maine
painted plein air July 26, 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 $150

Celebration Dani and Ragga


Celebration
Dani and Ragga
painted July 8, 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. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper, framed.
Wedding/New Home GIFT to Ragga and Dani


Under this roof dreams are in the making as Dani and Ragga complete work on building their palace.
 Already, it's so spacious and beautiful inside.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A Light Attitude

A Light Attitude
study at Dyce's Head Light in Castine, Maine,
painted plein air July 25, 2019
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 extra white watercolor paper
$300, framed


The watercolor painter,
Bruce McMillan, enjoying the plein air.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

From the President's House

From the President's House
past a field by the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine,
painted plein air July 25, 2019
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
$500, framed

Friday, August 2, 2019

Coming and Going and Gone

Coming and Going and Gone
off Castine in Penobscot Bay
painted plein air on July 25, 2019
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
$500, framed

  
The painting setup overlooking Penobscot Bay
with a handy umbrella.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Home at Dyce's Head


Home at Dyce's Head
in Castine, Maine, painted plein air July 24, 2019
18" x 14" (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. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
$700, SOLD


Bruce painting...
with his Castine Plein Air Festival

name tag hanging over his shirt.

The artist's view now.

The view back when...
(note the incorrect spelling
of Dyce's Head Light Station)