Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Painting of the Eiders

(click on image to see larger)

This is my other piece for the "Working Artists Show",
(see previous post)
I am going to mat these in one mat with two cutouts
so they will be side by side. The paintings are the eider ducks
that I love to watch over at the here and here
to see more of them through my camera!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More About Working Artists Show

The Exhibit at the Kennebunk Library for the
month of July is called
"Working Artists" and is organized by some
of the artists in
the Maine Illustrators' Collective.

There's more info on my blog 2 posts down and here's a link to more about it
over at the Maine Illustrators' Collective:

Below is one of the two paintings I will be exhibiting.
This triptych was inspired by the memory of
the lighthouse keeper and his connection to a special
book project I've been working on for
the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rain and Peonies

Amidst the rain and mist, the peonies are

Working Artists Show

The upcoming WORKING ARTISTS SHOW, organized by some of the artists in the MEIC, Maine Illustrators' Collective, it is being held in a gallery space, at the Kennebunk Free Library in Kennebunk, ME.

Show runs July 2nd-July 31st

Artist's Reception is in Hank's Room, Kennebunk Free Library
July 8th 4:30-7:30pm The public is welcome.

This show, featuring many well-known published illustrators and designers, was conceived to promote public awareness of an art form usually seen for only a few fleeting moments in print or film. Most consumers are unaware of the background behind producing commercial art: the time, thought, and skill. Advertising art, design, and illustration, once considered less than fine art, have gathered followings, become collectible in reprint form, with some illustration and advertising art becoming part of museum collections.

These " invisible artists" rarely, if ever, show their imaginative illustrations or beautiful design work to the public. With the limitations of reproduction the many tiny pen, pencil, and pastel strokes, brushwork, beautiful color blends on acid-free papers and boards are usually “hidden” away in flat files right after being scanned and printed.

The WORKING ARTISTS SHOW is pleased to present work by:

Andy J Smith
Gabe McPhail
Joel Zain Rivers
Nicole Fazio
Nancy Cooper Funk
Jamie Hogan
Jessica Lynn Clark
Judith Hunt
Patricia Sharp SHARP DESIGN’S STUDIO Milbridge, ME
Pat Wooldridge
Leticia Plate
Christia Siravo
Katie Diamond
Michael Boardman
Helen Stevens
Roz Davis
Wade Zahares

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice!

Was a cloudy, drizzly day ...
different kinds of surfers were out
this here to see the other
large contingent of surfers.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Maine Coast

Some of the sights from today along the
Maine coast...

if you'd like to see more of the Maine coast
on these atmospheric days, just click here
to visit my Maine Memories blog...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Roses Along the Marginal Way

Saturday evening ( last night) we took a ride to
Ogunquit in hopes of finding a parking
space near the Marginal Way.
I had a yearning to walk along the footpath
overlooking the ocean when the beach roses
are blooming.
After getting a little bit lost on the back
roads, we found the spot where we can park for free.
It was so beautiful and we had just enough time,
before the sun set, to take it all in.

I'd like to share the walk with you via my photos.

We noticed this lovely quote along the way,
just after an experience with a chipmunk
which was most appropriate on many levels.

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to body and soul alike."
John Muir

To see what I mean click here to visit my
Furry and Feathered Friends blog and meet
this unusual chipmunk.
I stopped to photograph the chippy
and then others stopped, til the chipmunk looked like
a celebrity who wasn't phased by an audience.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Roses by the Sea

Today was overcast and only in the

This evening's ride led us to
Kennebunk Beach where the
beach roses were blooming...

...a favorite sight and one I always
love to paint. With my camera,
I collected many images from
which to work.

Around the bend were the eider ducks
and their here to see more.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cold and Quiet

Tonight's walk along the beach was chilly and
quiet...a few folks were fishing...we walked
with a friend visiting from Virginia who borrowed
my winter jacket!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Evening Sky

Fell in love with the sky tonight...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Evening Walk

Walked tonight along the shore
as D rested in the car after
working hard in the garden.
To see who helped him today
click here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

End of the Day

Visiting the ocean at the end of the day
is a good place to sort one's thoughts.