Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Summer's Matisse Dancers Leaving

Summer's Matisse Dancers
Leaving

dancing in motion on August 5, 2020,
painted September 21, 2020
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

Matisse Motion

La Danse (I)
Henri Matisse (1869-1954), French
Oil on canvas, 12' 10" x 8' 7" (w x h), 1909
MoMA, New York, NY


La Danse (II)
Henri Matisse (1869-1954), French
Oil on canvas, 12' 10" x 8' 7" (w x h), 1909-1910
State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Thursday, September 17, 2020

A Stride with Pride

A Stride with Pride

in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
during the pandemic on September 6, 2020
painted September 15, 2020
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

Three Graces Kennebunk with Video

Three Graces
on Kennebunk Beach
circa 1900
painted May 14, 2020
21 x 17" (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 rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $800


For sale at the Brickstore Museum in Kennebunk, Maine during the Perspectives | 2020 Bicentennial Exhibition Summer/Fall 2020, celebrating Kennebunk and Maine's dual bicentennials in 2020 with artworks by over 50 artists and paired stories and artifacts from Kennebunk's history. The museum's web site is HERE.

On July 17, 2020 I did an interview at the Brickstore Museum, Kennebunk, Maine with the Museum's Director, Cynthia Walker, about my painting in the 2020 Bicentennial Exhibition Summer/Fall 2020.


The art is based on a Brickstore Museum archives black and white photo labeled Kennebunk Beach circa 1900.


I researched fashion styles of 1900 for color accuracy. I was delighted to discover that vibrant bright colors were in vogue, along with the surely uncomfortable style of the day cinched waists.


The title is a nod to Charites, known in Greek mythology as The Three Graces, goddesses of such things as charm, beauty, and creativity, and painted by artists for centuries.

Brick Store Museum Video
of Bruce and His Art


Art Night! Featuring Bruce McMillan
at Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, Maine.
The July 17, 2020 interview starts at 3:25
in the 18:21 video HERE.

The YouTube direct link is HERE.




Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Captain of a Gundalow

Captain on a Gundalow

sailing on the Piscataqua River
between Portsmouth, New Hampshire
and Kittery, Maine on September 6, 2020,
painted September 8, 2020
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

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Gundalow Piscataqua

Gundalow Piscataqua

sailing on the Piscataqua River
between Portsmouth, New Hampshire
and Kittery, Maine on September 6, 2020,
painted September 6-7, 2020
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

Friday, September 4, 2020

Nude, Rocks, Sea, See

Nude, Rocks, Sea, See

nearby Sand Beach, on Deer Isle, Stonington, Maine,
painted September 4, 2020
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, September 3, 2020

One Red Rowboat Still

One Red Rowboat Still

moored off Green Head Lookout in Stonington Harbor
on Deer Isle in Stonington, Maine on July 28, 2020,
painted September 3, 2020
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, September 2, 2020

That Yellow House Study 2

That Yellow House Study 2

on Deer Isle in Stonington, Maine, July 28, 2020
painted September 29, 2020
14" x 11" (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, $500

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

That Yellow House Study 1

 

That Yellow House Study 1

in Stonington, Maine on July 28, 2020
painted September 28, 2020
14" x 11" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press
rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $500