Showing posts from June, 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

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!

Pemaquid Painting Retreat

This past weekend was the 9th annual Pastel Painters of Maine Pemaquid painting retreat and I have been fortunate to attend eight of the retreats. We only had about an hour of sun in the four days, but we all made the best of it. Hotel Pemaquid is the perfect place to stay, a short walk to Pemaquid Point park and the Sea Gull Restaurant. The first night I painted on the Loop Road a gray foggy day, but no rain. I was happy to be by the ocean painting. Friday brought heavy mist all day, so I painted a large 24 x 24 from a photo in the Carriage House studio. On Saturday I drove to South Bristol to paint the Thread of Life, one of my favorite spots. We had a critique by Beth Newman of Yarmouth Frame and Gallery and a wonderful demo and critique by Jacob Aguiar. It was so good to see old friends and to welcome new ones, much seafood and blueberry pie were enjoyed!

"John's Bay 4" pastel on board, 11 x 14
"Pemaquid 31" acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10