Friday, July 15, 2016

Pemaquid Peninsula Peacefulness

"Pemaquid Peninsula Peacefulness" , oil on copper, 5 x 5" ©2016


This is the time of the year when Maine is beautiful! Sun shines most days and along the coast a cooling breeze blows amking the summer days sing. This is the time most of us , in Maine, wait for all winter. And for my husband and I, this is the time of year we head up to Acadia with our horses to enjoy the wonder that is Acadia. Ocean, forest, fresh air and carriage roads.
This small study of a painting is portrays the beauty of Maine. A wonderful small reminder of that beauty.
Scenes like this are all over the beautiful state, and this quick small painting, "Pemaquid Peninsula Peacefulness" , of  mid-coast Maine is available.
Shipping within the USA is included in its price.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Robin's Egg Blue And A Luna Moth


"Robin's Egg Blue", oil on copper, 6 x 6" ©2016

There are so many Robin families living on our small farm. I guess they like the multitude of worms that dig in our soil.One lone egg was in this nest.....others came after. But I had to paint that lonely one "Robin's Egg Blue".
And several days ago we were again visited by a Luna Moth. Each year they come....and each year they intrigue me with their design. Very Klimt-ish. They come attracted by the back door light I keep on at night in an attempt to keep deer out of my studio garden and our vegetable garden. It doesn't seem to work. But it does seem to invite the Luna's to our farm. "Night Visitor" is available on my website as is "Robin's Egg Blue".

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tidewater Farm's Summer's Bee Balm

"Summer's Bee Balm", casein , 10 x 10"©2016

This painting will be available at Tidewater Farm's  'A Taste Of Tidewater ' art event to be held on August 20th , 2016 . For more information about the event and the availability of this painting please contact the U.Maine Cooperative Extension  207-781-6099. 
Les and I have been driving our horses. It is that time of year where we get to do what we love....and horses are a big part of it. I won't get much studio time over the next few months, what with gardening and driving....but that's good. I always come back with new ideas and my creative juices flowing. A vacation of sorts to keep my brain working.
But I will be drawing... sketching


"Poppies" , oil , 6 x 6"

My gardens and their bounty have captured my attention of late. I spend hours weeding and thinning plants and yet it seems that the weeds and new sprouts spring up behind my back, as I work my way around each flower bed. Well, it is called Spring ....Isn't it?
Spring poppies are always a favourite of mine to depict. Here are my "Poppies".

Sea Holly and Alpaca Sketches

"Sea Holly" charcoal on paper, 11 x 8.5"
"Sea Holly" is one of the perennials growing in my gardens. I love its spikey presence. I explored their personality in charcoal...I know now I have to paint them. Their design element is strong as they stand out in the garden. But I need to capture their lovely incandescent blue....a color that stands out in  a sea of green, Their spikey flower heads and spikey leaves ask to be touched, experienced when one walks the garden paths. I am waiting now on their growth in the front garden. I think I want to try capturing them plein air....painting in the garden. I want to do more of that this summer, as time permits.
For now, this sketch was an interesting approach. This drawing is available unframed. Shipping within the USA in always complimentary.
  "The Wet Alpaca" , charcoal  , 11 x 8.5"  ©2016
Another sketch done recently was prompted by a visit to a friend's farm one cold, very wet spring day. I was photographing spring lambs when two inquisitive resident alpacas came to check what the strangers were doing in their lambing barn. What intelligent soulful eyes the alpacas have.  Their hair coats were soaking wet, but they looked huggable. This sketch is also available on my website. I am fascinated by alpacas now!
In a couple of weeks we are headed to Acadia with our Morgan pair. I don't know how much painting time I will be able to squeeze during our 'driving marathon". I'll do my best.  I can't wait to drive the carriage roads of Acadia again. I'll be taking lots of pictures for sure, for future paintings!