Thursday, December 26, 2019

Africa Peering Back at...

Africa Peering Back
at Brett, Finn and Teague
based on a photo taken during the Swiss Family McMillan's
2018 African Christmas trip, painted December 22, 2019
10" x 8" (w x l), 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
NFS

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Holiday Grand Skaters


Holiday Grand Skaters
"We were in the deep woods."
from a photo by Grand Parent Douglas
Perot (Mr. Carol Douglas), in mid-coast Maine
on December 22, 2019, painted December 24, 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
NFS


Christmas in Maine,
grandmother Carol the painter
and grand kids, with the photo
by grandfather Doug
in mid-coast Maine

 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Cool Holiday on a Snow Slope


Cool Holiday on a Snow Slope
a Forelle pear (Pyrus communis, Forelle cultivar, Germany)
on a snow covered rock wall in my back yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on December 19, 2019, painted December 22, 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
framed, $300

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Signs of the Times


Signs of the Times
at Monument Square in Portland, Maine
during the Nobody is Above the Law demonstration
on the eve of the US Congressional vote on impeachment
on December 17, 2019, painted December 18, 2019
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 rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $150

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

An Apple Divided

An Apple Divided
can not stand, or can it? On a sunny
day behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on December 7, 2019, painted December 17, 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
framed, $300


Ambrosia at the Precipice

Now, as an apple,
divided this day, it stood
at the precipice.
 
metaphor noun. a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them. e.g.: 1) an apple as a globe, divided, representing climate change. 2) an apple as a country's population, divided, facing the loss of their principles, in effect, the loss of their democracy.
 
ambrosia noun. 1) a type of apple. 2) the food of the Greek and Roman gods.
 

precipice noun. a hazardous situation.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Proud Host Bill in the Middle


Proud Host Bill in the Middle
at Annie Burnett Hidell's Studio Open House
in Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, Maine
on December 14, 2019, painted December 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, $15o


Photo-Essay - Art Open House
December 14, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Annie Burnett Hidell's Studio
153 Maine Street
Cape Porpoise, ME 04014

 
 
Cat Bates, Jewelry
Kila Bates, Pottery
Kate Cheney Chappell, Monoprints
Anne Burnett Hidell, Paintings
Bill Huston, Furniture
Janet, Ledoux, Paintings
Daphne Pulsifer, Sculpture

1
Art surround.

2
I spy another Bruce, right, left Hara.

 3
I spy Janet.
 
4
Annie the host's three buttons buzzing around.

5
All while one relaxed.

6
I spy the relaxed sculptor Daphne.


7
The patron's flow.

8
All inside the festive artist's studio at Annie and Bill's home.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Snow Stuck Opal Apple Study 2

Snow Stuck Opal Apple
Study 2
on a sunny day behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on December 4, 2019, painted December 12, 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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Snow Stuck Opal Apple Study 1

Snow Stuck Opal Apple
Study 1
on a sunny day behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on December 4, 2019, painted December 12, 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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Back Fields December Study

Back Fields December Study
on a sunny day behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
painted December 10, 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 framed, $300

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Looking Ahead Study 1

Looking Ahead Study 1
at our Art Group of Rebekah painted December 6, 2019
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 rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $150

Friday, December 6, 2019

Clementine's Ear Muffs...

Clementine's Ear Muffs
in a Snow Life *

* snow life - noun. a painting setup similar to a still life, but on snow. e.g.: "I'm outside painting a snow life."
 

A clementine atop fresh snow
after the season's first snowfall, 9",
behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on December 4, 2019, painted December 6, 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
framed, $300

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Opal Apple . . . Snow Life . . .

Opal Apple and
Clementine Snow Life *

* snow life - noun. a painting setup similar to a still life, but on snow. eg: "I'm painting a snow life."

An Opal apple and a clementine atop a snow hill
after the season's first snowfall, 9", over the natural rock wall
of the cemetery behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on December 4, 2019, painted December 4, 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
framed, $300