Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October 20, 2009

I've put my small daily paintings on hold the last couple weeks to work on three commissioned pieces which I would like to have done by November. In the meantime, I am wading through a collection of monotypes and other mixed media pieces that have been accumulating to load to my Etsy site. Hoping to have a variety of pieces to gear up for holiday gift giving. Here's one that I had forgotten about and kind of like. Any thoughts?

Lakeside Birches. Monotype on paper. 5 X 7"

Friday, October 9, 2009

October 9, 2009 - Maine Farm

Another piece in my Maine Farm series. I came upon this view, driving along the tractor road to the lower fields. I just loved the grasses and cattails against the bright reds and oranges.

6 X 6"oil on panel.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October 7, 2009 - Leaf Peeping

The rains this week will surely finish off the brilliance of the foliage here in Maine. Fortunately, I've been out and about sketching and painting, and also taking lots of photos to reference for ongoing pieces. I spent a couple different days hanging around the farm of a friend which provided some wonderful colors and compositions. I am doing a series of small daily paintings - Maine Farm series - to post as they are completed. The Lower Field (bottom) is the first, accompanied by another that came from my general wonderings about. I just love the lusciousness of this season.

Foliage 1 (top): 6 X 6" oil on panel
The Lower Field (bottom): 6 X 6" oil on canvas
Both available at http://mainepainter.etsy.com

Friday, October 2, 2009

October 2 - Tidal Falls

This is a place that I used to frequent back when my son was a lobster cooker at the little shore-side restaurant there...a real Maine summer job. We used to enjoy our lobster at the picnic tables that sat near the shore and watch and listen to the tidal whitewater and marvel at the reversing falls. Lots of shore birds too. This is a 6 X 6" oil on panel.