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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Maine Rose

This rose is from my garden in Maine next to the high bush and low bush blueberries.  Living in Zone 3 this rosebush has survived some extremely severe weather.  It's always so nice to see it come back year after year. It blooms right through summer into early November.   I painted this for the weekly challenge on Daily Paintworks. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Road to Fauvism

This was submitted to the 'Exaggerated Color Challenge' on Daily Paintworks.  I was interested in seeing what Google had to say about Exaggerated Color and came across the Fauvist Movement.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Antique Glass Bottle with Lemons

I had a good time doing this painting with an old glass bottle from a New Hampshire auction.  Last week I decided to rearrange the lighting and set-up in my studio which was just in time for the challenge on Daily Paintworks, "The Sliced Challenge."

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cookie Cutters






This is my entry for the Weekly Challenge on Daily Paintworks.  I have a cupboard stuffed with kitchen gadgets, including a basket of cookie cutters.  Using the painting knife on a still life with limited color choices was very challenging.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Summer Statis

Another Maine field painting!!  This time painted with liberal use of my knife.  A real pleasure to paint with 6 more weeks of winter (so they say!)  I'm almost looking forward to Mud Season.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bucksport Maine, Side Road

Part of Maine's Route 1 has been chosen for the month of May as the place of choice for the Virtual Paintout.  I submitted this to the Virtual Paintout yesterday, May 6 and included the Google Map address.  Most of the painting was accomplished with palette knives which gives it a plein air look.  Reading Kevin Macpherson's book, 'Landscape Painting Inside & Out' has been quite refreshing after painting so many still life pieces this winter. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

'Baking Bread'






I baked this loaf last week and liked the darkness of the oven's interior against the lightness of the bread.  It is painted on a small 5"x7" linen panel.