Showing posts from November, 2014

Saccarappa Art Collective 14, Westbrook, Maine



Final, closing show at Saccarappa Art Collective "Friends Past and Present". Hope  you can stop by before December 24, the artists reception is on Thursday, December 4, 5-8 pm. Our guest artists for this show are all the Collective members since we opened in September of 2012.


SOLD Sewall Beach 8, Townsend Gallery, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Thank you to my new collector and the Townsend Gallery! Located on Shore Road across from The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop, a real estate office and gallery in a lovely old home, a nice way to view the paintings in a home setting. I love this view of Sewall Beach in Phippsburg at Morse Mountain, fun to paint!

"Sewall Beach 8" acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24, SOLD

November Drawing Challenge 7/30

Today's drawing done during Lyn Asselta's  pastel demonstration at the Chocolate Church in Bath, Maine for the Pastel Painters of Maine. There was a full house for Lyn's demo, she did a wonderful job! I also found out that we share some teachers in common as she also was a student at Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art.) I always do a drawing at demos that I attend, it helps me to remember what the artists was sharing. Lots of friends at the reception for the members show, I was presented a gorgeous bouquet and gift certificate as retiring President of Pastel Painters of Maine, thank you so much PPOM!

Chocolate Church window in the gallery.

Mini Paintings

Painting minis while gallery sitting at Saccarappa Art Collective
It's getting close to holiday time and it's time for minis!

"Kettle Cove 21" acrylic on canvas, 4 x 6, SOLD
"Scarborough Marsh 68" acrylic on canvas, 4 x 6, Private Collection
"Kennebunk Beach Sunset 5" acrylic on canvas, 4 x 6, SOLD

"Kennebunk Beach 5" is a remembered scene from last night after drawing on the beach. It was so foggy but when I turned the corner to Sea Road from Mother's Beach the sun was peaking through the clouds suddenly with a pale yellow glow, very memorable!

November Drawing Challenge 6/30 and Goose Rocks Beach

"Kennebunk Beach 8" pastel on paper, 8.5 x 11

After teaching at River Tree Arts today I went to Goochs Beach to do my daily drawing. I just had enough time before dark, it was very foggy and dusk was settling in and there were dozens of dog walkers on the beach. There was no horizon line, just fog into ocean...pleasant about 50 degrees. I wanted to do something with color today so I used a small set of pastels and handmade colored paper from India, usually I consider my pastel works paintings, but when the paper shows through like this I think they are more like drawings.

Here is my demo from my painting class today, a small one of Goose Rocks Beach, working on clouds and waves today...

"Goose Rocks Beach 3" acrylic on canvas, 6 x 8

November Drawing Challenge 5/30 in the Garden, Westbrook, Maine

Veterans Day, a day to sit quietly in the garden and to be grateful for the service and sacrifice of so many in my family and all of those who serve and who have pit, mugo pine, bonsai, bluestone, Adirondack chair. I am behind on my drawings but they will come.

Inspired by Katahdin, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine

I was happy to have this painting selected for "Inspired by Katahdin" by David and Carl Little at the Harlow Gallery. The opening reception is Friday, November 7 from 5-8 and is on view through November 29. I painted this last October at Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps from the beach, loved the light through the trees slipping onto the lake. This was a large canvas for plein air and I really enjoy the challenge of painting large on location, a whole body experience. A great painting day and a very productive trip! Work by 49 artists in this show, wow! Looking forward to a fun reception with many fellow artists from North Light Gallery

"Katahdin Lake 22" acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24

Harlow Gallery

November Drawing Challenge 4/30 Downtown Westbrook, Maine

Out early today for a drawing and walk, helped to clear my head after election night results here in Maine. Gray, cool and damp, I decided to do a drawing downtown. I realized again how hard it is to do a detailed drawing holding my sketchbook in my hand while standing and how important drawing is for the painter. It is everything. When I was a banker, I was Branch Manager of this bank, but it was a different bank. I was here for six years, I had lots of great customers and colleagues and learned so much about running a small business. It's very interesting that I drew the bank building much smaller than it first I wanted to make sure to get all of the building, so I started small, but then I made it narrower and smaller than the fabulous Indian Restaurant, The Dancing Elephant next's been fourteen years since I left banking and began painting full time. I worked very hard as a banker and now very hard as a painter, it's all good. Had to stop wh…

November Drawing Project 3/30 and Falmouth Audubon 10

A cool gray day in Maine, went to the Maine Audubon in Falmouth with a painting buddy. It was a great day to be outdoors, watched a very large hawk swoop into the trees right by me to perch over a gang of turkeys below. The sky was milky and the colors sang of November, a great day to paint and draw!

Still behind one drawing for November...hope you join the challenge, one drawing a day for the month of November...

"Falmouth Audubon 10" acrylic on canvas, 6 x 8, SOLD

November Drawing Challenge 2/30

Didn't do a drawing yesterday, we had the first big winter storm of the season, it was snowing and super windy so I didn't go out. I guess I was not ready to call it a season and draw indoors...but that's the lesson of drawing every day. Just do I've got it, after lots of thinking and figuring out why I couldn't get motivated yesterday. Today was another day, cold and windy, but sunny, I had two trips to Cape Elizabeth the first one to pickup work from my show at the Good Table Restaurant, thank you Lisa and crew! Took some nice pics at Kettle Cove, it was so windy, I could barely keep my camera steady! The second one to drop off work for my show at Townsend Gallery on Shore Road, so I scooted off to Fort Williams to do today's drawing and to enjoy the late afternoon light. Familiar places to Portlanders! I'll catch up tomorrow!

November Drawing Challenge 1/30

I realized that I haven't been doing any drawing lately so I decided to challenge myself to another November drawing project. At least one drawing a day for the month of November. I usually try to draw outdoors, but today I am gallery sitting at Saccarappa Art Collective and the morning was very gray and raining. Always rusty at first, I did a drawing of the gallery interior. Some of my artist friends will be joining me with the challenge, you're welcome to join this month long project too, I'll be posting the drawings here, I wonder where this will take me? Here's my friend Kathleen Daughan's blog with her first drawing of the month.

Pitt pen on Arches Aquarelle