Using the Pixlr App to Posterize

USING THE PIXLR APP TO POSTERIZE

Photo of Beaver Brook In a previous post I introduced Carlson's Theory of Angles, a great approach to simplifying and understanding...

My 5 Favorite Islands You Can Visit by Ferry - 2 - Peaks

MY 5 FAVORITE ISLANDS YOU CAN VISIT BY FERRY - 2 - PEAKS

A Casco Bay Ferry departing Portland I'll admit it, one of the best parts of a trip to Peaks Island is the ferry ride. Sailboats, Lighthouses,...

 
 
 
Value Planes in the Landscape - Carlson's Theory of Angles

VALUE PLANES IN THE LANDSCAPE - CARLSON'S THEORY OF ANGLES

Merchant's Row 8"x8" oil on canvas panel John Carlson made many useful observations in his book, Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting....

The Many Meanings of Spring

THE MANY MEANINGS OF SPRING

Painting out of doors Goose8"x10" oil on canvas panel Spring brings so may things, the gardeners begin outdoor cleanup, spring cleaning...

 
 
 
Does Your ToDo List Look Like This?

DOES YOUR TODO LIST LOOK LIKE THIS?

Does your ToDo list look like the picture above? Sometimes mine does. Above are the paintings I'm working on at the moment. Then there...

At the Beach

AT THE BEACH

Tubular12"x12" oil on canvas I've been having fun painting beach scenes this week in anticipation of summer, not that it feels very...

 
 
 
Gotta Love the Beach

GOTTA LOVE THE BEACH

Board Girls12"x12" oil on canvas Above is another in my latest beach series, which will be going to Yarmouth Frame and Gallery for...

My 5 Favorite Maine Islands You Can Visit by Ferry - 1 - Monhegan

MY 5 FAVORITE MAINE ISLANDS YOU CAN VISIT BY FERRY - 1 - MONHEGAN

Monhegan Skyline If once you have slept on an island You'll never be quite the same; You may look as you looked the day before And...

 
 
 
I Think I'm Getting the Hang of It

I THINK I'M GETTING THE HANG OF IT

Wave demo by Poppy Balser I've spent the last two days at a wonderful water color painting workshop with Nova Scotia painter Poppy...

The Novi

THE NOVI

A Cape Islander style "Novi" entering the harbor in Alma, NB, Canada If you read this blog regularly, you know that I'm pretty partial...

 
 
 
Maudie

MAUDIE

Maud Lewis, Canada's Grandma Moses, her work, and the new movie Harbour Scene by Maud Lewis If you're a painter who lives in the US,...

Your Art Collection

YOUR ART COLLECTION

My Dream of Maine by Bobbi Heath24"x24" oil on canvas Have you been thinking about buying your first original painting? Or about growing...

 
 
 
Stripes!

STRIPES!

Stripes!12"x12" oil on canvas I've had fun painting the beach girls, and delivered four paintings of them on Tuesday to Yarmouth Frame...

A Successful Opening

A SUCCESSFUL OPENING

My four beach girls paintings at Yarmouth Frame and Galleryeach 12"x12" oil on canvas in floater frames I went to two exhibition openings...

 
 
 
Painting Pets - As Good as a Dog Kiss

PAINTING PETS - AS GOOD AS A DOG KISS

I'm not usually crazy about commissions, and a people portrait painter I am not. But I love to paint pets. There's just something about...

Meet the Press

MEET THE PRESS

Stonington Green 8"x16" oil on Raymar panel This morning Carol L. Douglas sent me a link to an piece in the Bangor Daily News. And...

 
 
 
Happy 4th of July!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Fishin' on the Fourth 8"x10" oil on canvas panel The fourth of July is a big holiday in our neighborhood in Maine. One of our neighbors...

Mixing Color

MIXING COLOR

Green Ledge 2003 Rachel Carson Marsh 2014 When I first started painting, I used very bright colors, mostly green, blue, purple, yellow,...

 
 
 
Demos Are Fun

DEMOS ARE FUN

Clouds Over Harbor Island9"x12" oil on canvas panelWindjammer Days 2017 Doing a demo is a great experience for an artist. It's a bit...

Flattening the Landscape

FLATTENING THE LANDSCAPE

There's a problem with this painting. The first problem came to my notice when I sent a photo off to friend. She thought that there...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Abstract Art,Contemporary Painting, Expressionism, “ABSTRACT SERIES 1 4” by...

Abstract Art,Contemporary Painting, Expressionism, “ABSTRACT SERIES 1 4” by Oklahoma Artist Nancy Junkin

12"x9" Watercolor on Paper, Matted and Framed Read more ...

Bruce the Eagle Gets his 15 Minutes of Fame in a Symmetrical Glamour Shot by...

Bruce the Eagle Gets his 15 Minutes of Fame in a Symmetrical Glamour Shot by Photographer Steve Biro

An eagle named Bruce, resident at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario, recently took a dive over open water at the conservancy. Amateur photographer Steve Biro happened... Read more ...

Mixed Media Contemporary Abstract Art Painting, “Sunny Mindset

Mixed Media Contemporary Abstract Art Painting, “Sunny Mindset

This abstract painting features a variety of colorful and textural collage materials. 36"x24"x1.5 Mixed Media on canvas/sold Commissions welcome. Read more ...

USk Workshop: Urban Sketching Workshop in Vancouver!

USk Workshop: Urban Sketching Workshop in Vancouver!

Vancouver:Urban Sketching Intensive Weekend! 
Join Oliver in Vancouver, Canada for a weekend that will push your sketching to the next level! • 4 workshops , packed with... Read more ...

David Street House / Murray Legge Architecture

David Street House / Murray Legge Architecture

© Leonid Furmansky Architects: Murray Legge Architecture Location: Austin, United States Category: Houses Lead Architect: Murray Legge Design Team: Lincoln Davidson, Travis... Read more ...

Aware Tea / Yue-Design Space Design Studio

Aware Tea / Yue-Design Space Design Studio

Second-entry room. Image © Xiaofang Min Architects: Yue-Design Space Design Studio Location: 57 Qingguo Alley, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China Category: Store Lead Architects: Chen... Read more ...

"Country Road," Oil Painting Countryside by Amy Whitehouse

"Country Road," Oil Painting Countryside by Amy Whitehouse

Oil, 8" x 10" $95 Fresh off the easel, this image of a country roadreminds me of our family's homestead in rural Virginia.It also makes me think of songs by James Taylor... Read more ...

Stack House / Lane Williams Architects

Stack House / Lane Williams Architects

© Will Austin Architects: Lane Williams Architects Location: Seattle, United States Category: Houses Design Team: Lane Williams, Marlo Brown Area: 3596.0 ft2 Project Year... Read more ...

One Thousand One Main, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

One Thousand One Main, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

One Thousand One Main9x12 oil on canvas I created this for the Ellis County Art Association Plein Air event. This is from Main Street in Waxahachie. The town is filled with... Read more ...

House TlL / WE-S architecten

House TlL / WE-S architecten

© Johnny Umans Architects: WE-S architecten Location: Pittem, Belgium Category: Extension Lead Architects: WE-S architects Clients: Cloet - De Baere Area: 281.0 m2 Project... Read more ...