Friday, September 9, 2016

SOLD, Two Lights 12, Hole in the Wall Studioworks, Raymond, Maine

Thank you to Hole in the Wall Studioworks and my new collector! I painted this one at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. I could see a storm out to sea and decided to try to paint it. Two lights is a favorite for all Portlanders to get away from the city and to cool off in the hot summer weather, love our State Parks!

"Two Lights 12" acrylic on canvas, 8 x 24, SOLD

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Work at Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor, Maine

Three new paintings at Littlefield Gallery painted on a quick overnight trip to Schoodic and Mt. Desert Island in early July.

Perfect Maine summer weather!

"Schoodic Peninsula 2 Mark Island Lighthouse"
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10

"Sargeant Drive- Somes Sound 2" acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10

"Seawall Beach Acadia 4" acrylic on canvas, 8 x 16

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Paint for Preservation, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Sunday, July 12, was the ninth annual Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) Paint for Preservation   wet paint auction at Spurwink Farm. What a wonderful event to support the land trust and the artists! Thirty artists were juried by Elizabeth Moss of Elizabeth Moss Galleries to paint in the Cape over three days followed by an auction of the work. The weather was predicted to be rainy, so I worked hard to finish my painting on the first day. CELT assigns the artist locations and for the third year I was so fortunate to be painting at Delano Park. Delano sits right along the ocean with many John Calvin Stevens designed homes . Stevens painted in this area and his work was recently shown at the Art Gallery at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Many of the residents have supported my painting in Delano these past three years, thank you so much! And thank you to my collectors in Delano! This was my first time painting with my new Take It Easel, I've wanted one for years! I'm glad that no one saw me set it up the first time, what a riot!!! It's actually very easy, now I know!

"Delano Park 2" 2016, pastel on board, 18 x 36, SOLD

The group of thirty are amazing artists and the work done is diverse, farms, fields, beach, rocky coast and lighthouses. So grateful that the community collects and values this work.

Here are some highlights of my painting for CELT: Delano Park, Kettle Cove/Crescent Beach and Maiden Cove over my five years as a juried artist.

"From Delano Park" 2012, pastel on paper, 18 x 36, SOLD

 "Delano Park" 2015, pastel on board, 24 x 24, SOLD
"Kettle Cove 18" 2013, pastel on board, 18 x 24, SOLD
"Maiden Cove 2" 2011, pastel on paper, 11 x 27, SOLD
"Maiden Cove 1" 2011, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24

This was my first painting for the CELT auction in 2011, after I finished this one I painted a second one, the above pastel. I decided to put the pastel in the auction. Maiden Cove 1 is still available. That was a hot day!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SOLD, Cranberry Point Corea 1, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor, Maine

Thank you to my new collector and Littlefield Gallery! Painted this from a lovely seaside cottage in Corea last spring where I spent a week with my Wild Women Artist friends. Had a great time with these exceptional women, exploring Corea and the Schoodic peninsula and painting. Perfect views from the cottage and nearby village. A beautiful new to me place in Maine!

"Cranberry Point Corea 1" acrylic on canvas, 10 x 30, SOLD

 View from the deck!
Causeway view.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Essays and Estuaries, N.W. Barrett Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshre

Opens tonight in Portsmouth for First Friday art walk at N. W. Barrett upstairs art gallery. These new paintings will be on display with other gallery artists' work. Downtown Portsmouth is a fabulous place to spend a summer evening! Great food, shops, old buildings and art...perfect!

"Wolfe's Neck 14" acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16
"Scarborough Marsh 64" acrylic on canvas, 12 x 24
"Wolfe's Neck 15" acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12
"Falmouth Audubon 13" acrylic on canvas, 6 x 8

photos Jay York

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SOLD Etsy Shop, Boulder 1

Thank you to my new collector from my Etsy Shop! This one shipped to Colorado. I love the view of the Flatirons from Chautauqua park. I collaged a space postage stamp on this painting as a fun visual element in the sky. I've been doing this since art school in the 70's when I was painting lots of Portland, Maine cityscapes. There always seemed to be an airplane in the sky and I wanted to find a way to add this to my work. My husband, Fred Michel, collected then this happened! Space stamps were very popular and I bought them at a great stamp shop in the Arcade of the Time Temp building in Portland and at the post office. It's a fun visual element for me that I use occasionally in my work. Hmmmmm, maybe a new one today would be fun!

"Boulder 1" acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16, SOLD

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Good Table Restaurant, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Time for my fifth annual show at The Good Table Restaurant in Cape Elizabeth, Maine! I always look froward to showing my art at this wonderful eatery. A friendly local crowd, visitors soaking up delicious Maine food and the best staff! Ten paintings this year and three done just for this show, from Vinalhaven to South Bristol, Kennebunk to Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth! This show will be up through July, hope you get a chance to visit.

Three 24 x 24 studio paintings just for this show!