Plein Air - My Favorite Way to Paint

PLEIN AIR - MY FAVORITE WAY TO PAINT

Three Florida Leaves8"x10" watercolor on paper Plein air painting, or painting out of doors from observation, is one of my favorite...

Tools of the Trade

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Last week I had the pleasure of doing a demo at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club in Maine. I thought as well as doing some painting,...

 
 
 
Drawing Boats

DRAWING BOATS

Drawing boats can be challenging until you learn how to do it using a figure eight. Read through this post and you'll be able to see...

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...

 
 
 



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 ...

Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200

Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200

This past weekend, Sony quietly increased the price of its exceptionally sharp 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens by $200, raising the price from $1,898 to $2,098 overnight without any... Read more ...

Felix Kreutzer, Moonlit coastal scene

Felix Kreutzer, Moonlit coastal scene

Date: Unknown Technique: Oil on canvas, 62 x 94 cm Source Read more ...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting,Stormy Sea, Coastal Art...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting,Stormy Sea, Coastal Art "Beautiful Storm VI" by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

30"x40"x1.5" Acrylic Gallery Wrapped Canvas These lovely painting is wired and ready to hang. It is available through my Denver gallery, or online HERE Visit to Read more ...

119 Great North Road Headquarters / Warren and Mahoney

119 Great North Road Headquarters / Warren and Mahoney

© Simon Devitt Architects: Warren and Mahoney Location: Auckland, New Zealand Category: Office buildings Area: 2159.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Simon Devitt Read more ...

White House / Bossley Architects

White House / Bossley Architects

© Patrick Reynolds Architects: Bossley Architects Location: Auckland, New Zealand Category: Houses Lead Architects: Pete Bossley, Finn Scott, Lynley Millar Area: 488.0... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Mandy on the Staircase - Abstract Geometric Figurative Painting

Mark Webster - Mandy on the Staircase - Abstract Geometric Figurative Painting

Mark Webster - Mandy on the Staircase - Abstract Geometric Figurative Painting. 48x30" Oil on Canvas. Check Availability MarkAdamWebster.com Read more ...

Wedding Photographer Loses Photos in a Fire, Only Offers 90% Refund

Wedding Photographer Loses Photos in a Fire, Only Offers 90% Refund

If you lost all of your client's wedding photos in a house fire, would you give them a full refund? This question has been spreading across the Internet the past few days after... Read more ...

Patina, Contemporary Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Follow the Path“ by...

Patina, Contemporary Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Follow the Path“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... This painting evokes the patina of old metal. The spiral is made from old Japanese texts and the texture is heavily bubbled Tyvek. So many acrylic layers... Read more ...

Garden House / asdesign

Garden House / asdesign

© Rafael Renzo Architects: AsDesign Arquitetura Location: São Paulo, Brazil Category: Houses Lead Architects: Fernanda Sebrin, Gabriella Amadei Area: 1076.39 ft2 Project Year... Read more ...

VM2 House / Alejandro Szilak

VM2 House / Alejandro Szilak

© Maju Franzan Architects: Alejandro Szilak Location: Plottier, Argentina Category: Houses Lead Architect: Alejandro Szilak Collaborators: Adriana Bongiovani Area: 139.0... Read more ...