On my painting retreat I spent most of one day out on the back shore on the open ocean side of the "secret" hideaway, first painting the rocky island in the morning light and then turning toward this view later in the afternoon.
I tried to keep a linear design in the rocks and just suggest the water and spray swirling around me.
I was not going to include any houses until the light caught this house's red metal roof and gave it a lovely purple glow that seemed to add to the painting.
Glorious, is how I'd describe being out on the rocks painting all day. Nothing better!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
6x6 oil on RayMar panel
The title is a play on words.
Maine does rock and the rocks in Maine are spectacular.
This was painted off the back shore of the "secret hideaway" where there was a painting everywhere we turned. No need to even leave the property. My kind of place.
My apologies for this poor photo, I will upload another in its place asap.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Lilacs in Blue
9x12 oil on masonite
My painting retreat was invigorating and enriching.
The company of six women in an old Farmhouse painting, eating, drinking, talking and laughing for a week was just what I needed to break me out of my rut.
The fresh scent of lilacs, which were out in abundance, filled the house and one rainy day we set up and painted them.
I brought my favorite blue pitcher with me to use for still life and it was perfect!
The pine trees.
I love it.
Yes, I climbed all the way down the rocks to get the iconic shot. Worth it ;)
Labels:oil paintings, miniature oil paintings, 4th Floor Artists, blue paintings, Girls Just Wanna Paint, lighthouses of Maine, lilac paintings, Maine getaways, Maine paintings, McCoy pottery, New Harbor Maine, Pemaquid Lighthouse, pruning lilacs
Friday, June 05, 2015
I did this watercolor in Naples a few months ago. In my quest for abstraction, what better subject than lily pads?
I'll be posting more of these studies which never made the blog this winter and you can look forward to some paintings of beautiful, soulful Maine!
Labels:oil paintings, miniature oil paintings, 4th Floor Artists, Gallery 4 4th floor artists, Girls Just Wanna Paint, Lily pad paintings, Naples Botanical Garden, tropical flower paintings, watercolor and ink paintings, watercolors of water lilies