Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Docked for Tonight

Docked for Tonight

at the public dock for the Cape Porpoise pier on
Bickford Island at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport,
Maine on November 10, 2020, painted November 23, 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

Dinghy Pair Docked

Dinghy Pair Docked

at the public dock for the Cape Porpoise pier on
Bickford Island at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport,
Maine on November 10, 2020, painted November 23, 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, November 24, 2020

Stern Seats Docked

Stern Seats Docked

at the public dock for the Cape Porpoise pier on
Bickford Island at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport,
Maine on November 10, 2020, painted November 22/24, 2020
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, $300

The Painter

On this November short daylight day, there was only time to take reference photos around Bickford Island of the Cape Porpoise harbor surroundings to paint from, including a selfie or two using the timer of my small camera. -Bruce

Monday, November 23, 2020

Dinghy Docking Space

Dinghy Docking Space

at the public dock for the Cape Porpoise pier on
Bickford Island at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport,
Maine on November 10, 2020, painted November 22, 2020
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, wax resist, and Uniball waterproof fade
proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $300

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The Art of Dinghies

a visual essay of fine art by fine artists

1
Four Dinghies at the Dock
Angela Ooghe, American
Oil on canvas, 22" x 17" (w x h), 2012
The artist's website is HERE.
She lives and works in Miami.

2
Teal Morning
Brian Cameron (1952- ), American
Acrylic on linen, 22" x 30" (w x h)
The artist's website is HERE.

Brian Cameron works from his studio beside his oceanfront home on the beach just north of Gearhart, Oregon where he lives with his wife Leslie.

3
Boy in Boat, Gloucester
Winslow Homer (1836-1910), American
Watercolor, opaque watercolor, over graphite
on rough-textured, ivory paper,
14" x 9" (w x h), 1880/81
The artist's painting is at
The Art Institute of Chicago
website HERE.

"Homer began Boy in Boat, Gloucester while staying at the lighthouse on Ten Pound Island in the harbor of the fishing town Gloucester, Massachusetts. During his time in Gloucester, he frequently depicted local boys playing on boats, fishing, and waiting for their fathers to return from the sea. In this watercolor he began experimenting with scraping, revealing the white of the paper to create highlights in the large rock at right. Furthermore, he was developing his skill in transparent watercolor, which he used to great effect for the reflective surface of the water." - Art Institute of Chicago notes

4
In Waiting
Ken DeWaard, American
Oil on linen, 18" x 24" (w x h)
The artist's website is HERE.
The artist lives with his family of
four children in Hope, Maine.

5
Three Boats on a Beach
Margaret Griffith, American
Oil on birch panel, 40" x 30" (w x h)
$1,200 USD
The artist's website is HERE.

The artist has a summer home on Little Cranberry Island. "This piece is based upon a photo of mine. The boats were all lined up on the beach where they had been pulled up to avoid the tide." - MG

6
White Dinghy Bow
Bobbie Heath, American
Oil on panel, 7" x 5" (w x h), 2019
The artist's website is HERE.
The artist lives in Massachusetts with
a summer home in Maine.

7
Waiting for a Crew
Philip Frey (1967- ), American
Oil, 2014
The artist's website is HERE.

Philip Frey is the only artist in this group who can call himself a true Mainer, born in Portland in 1967. There is a wonderful book of his Maine art, Philip Frey: Here and Now, on amazon HERE.

8
Dinghies Resting on Fish Beach
(Monhegan Island)
Carol L. Douglas, American
Oil on panel, June 2016
The artist's blog is HERE.
The artist lives in Rockport, Maine

Painted on a Monhegan Island trip with Bobbi Heath and Mary Sheehan Winn in June, 2016. "We woke yesterday with the sun pouring in our windows at 4:30 am. This far north and this close to the summer solstice, days are deliciously long. Bobbi was interested in the breaking skies; I didn't care much what I painted as long as I got outdoors. We decided to work at Fish Beach in the morning and the lighthouse in the afternoon." - CD

I've had the good fortune to paint with Ken DeWaard, Bobbi Heath, and Carol Douglas here in Maine.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Breeze from a Sunset

Breeze from a Sunset 

moored lobsterboats in Cape Porpoise harbor
at Kennebunkport, Maine on November 10, 2020
painted November 17-19, 2020
14" x 11" (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
framed, $500

Maine Artists
Paint Lobsterboats Using Oils

1
Six Boats, Vinalhaven
Connie Hayes, (1962- ) American
Oil on panel, 12" x 9" (w x h), circa 2013
The artist's website is HERE.


2
Wish You Were Here
Daniel J. Corey, American
Oil on canvas, 56" x 48" (w x h)
The artist's website is HERE.


3
At the Dock
Brad Betts
Oil on linen, 8" x 6" (w x h), circa 2013
The artist's website for his Wiscasset, Maine
Downeast Gallery is HERE.


4
Note: Same harbor as my watercolor
The Hues of Solitude (Cape Porpoise Harbor)
Bethany Harper Williams, Canadian, seasonal Maine
Oil on canvas, 16" x 16" (w x h), 2018
Maine Art Hill Gallery
The artist's website is HERE.


5
Sleeping In
Bobbi Heath, American
Oil on panel, 12" x 12" (w x h), 2016
The artist's website is HERE.


6
Underneath
Colin Page (1977- ), American
Oil, circa 2012
The artist's website is HERE.
The artist's Camden, Maine Page Gallery is HERE.





Saturday, November 14, 2020

Strandir Valley of Fog

Strandir Valley of Fog

in the remote eastern West Fjords, Iceland
on July 8, 2009, painted November 12-13, 2020
17.5" x 13.25" (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
framed, $750

Thursday, November 12, 2020

On the Way to Látrabjarg

On the Way to Látrabjarg

in the southwestern West Fjords, Iceland
on August 8, 2006, painted November 9, 2020
15.5" x 13.25" (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, $750

Monday, November 9, 2020

Puffin Pair Looking Down There

Puffin Pair
Looking Down There

Artist's Note: Puffins, with their distinctive bills, almost become trite, so my focus was in painting a more graphic and design view, with motion for the eye, of this bird species that I've photographed and lived with for over a quarter of a century.

Two Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica)
high on a cliff in Látrabjarg, West Fjords, Iceland
August 8, 2006, painted November 9, 2020
13" x 15.5" (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
framed, $750

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Autumn Sun Sets on Tidal Grass

Autumn Sun Sets on Tidal Grass

at the Royal River Conservation Trust
West Side Trail at Sandy Point Beach,
Cousins Island, Yarmouth, Maine on
November 3, 2020, painted November 7, 2020
1-" 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, November 6, 2020

Two Crabby Apples

Two Crabby Apples

Wild crab apples (Malus sp.)
at the ocean-view parking lot of the Royal River
Conservation Trust West Side Trail at Sandy Point Beach,
Cousins Island, Yarmouth, Maine on November 3, 2020
painted November 5, 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, November 5, 2020

Still Here Two

Still Here Two

at the public dock on
Littlejohn Island in Yarmouth, Maine
on November 3, 2020, painted November 5, 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

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Still Here

Still Here

at the public dock on
Littlejohn Island in Yarmouth, Maine
on November 3, 2020, painted November 4, 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

Monday, November 2, 2020

North to Strandir

North to Strandir

on the way to the remote eastern West Fjords,
in Iceland, a memory from a photo I took
July 7, 2009, painted October-November, 2020
17.5" x 13.25" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, masking fluid, and Uniball waterproof
fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press
rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $750