Paint Squared

Daily Paintings and Pet Portraits by Elizabeth Fraser

Island Cheer

Island Cheer • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75 • purchase link

I needed a little boost today & this scene looking down into Carvers Harbor fit the bill. Happy islands, lobster boats, houses, trees & pops of color are just what I needed. I hope you like them too!

November 16, 2020 AVAILABLE

November Afternoon

November Afternoon • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75 • purchase link

I took the long way home from the chiropractor’s office yesterday afternoon to enjoy the Eastern Prom and the view of the Casco Bay Islands. The weather was phenomenal and the afternoon light with the lingering autumn glow, exquisite. November afternoon’s like this feel so luxurious, and we have another one today. Such a treat!

I’m still in a post election haze–I had no idea how much of weight I had been carrying and now I am feeling a slow release of pressure. Walks on the Eastern Prom on gorgeous, warm fall days certainly make everything brighter. Hope you get a nice walk in too!

November 10, 2020 AVAILABLE

Big Brush Coast

Big Brush Coast • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75 • purchase link

Today I just needed a happy little exercise, so I decided to use a big, fat paint brush and lots of paint to do a little Maine Coast landscape. It was fun and freeing to just let go while painting the beauty of Lane’s Island Preserve.

I hope you are well and that you are taking care of yourself! Sending love your way! 🙂

November 9, 2020 AVAILABLE

Morning Ritual

Morning Ritual • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95 • purchase link

Morning rituals are my favorite … sunrise walks with the pups, making coffee in the French press, sipping coffee in a favorite mug surrounded by my partner and family of sweet critters, making the bed, getting settled in my studio. All of these things spark joy for me and even if the rest of the day falls apart, at least I started off on the right track. 🙂 Here’s a little morning coffee making scene that includes one of the mugs I made in pottery class. We all need a little dose of cozy and comfort on this cold and dreary day. Cheers. xox

NOTE: Tough day for photos because of the darkness outside, but I think you get the idea. 🙂

October 28, 2020 AVAILABLE

Autumn Stillness

Autumn Stillness • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I took a day trip with my bike to my favorite island on Thursday. It was one of those gorgeous autumn days–bright, crisp, still and mild–and everything about my adventure was perfect. I took the hour plus ferry ride over to Vinalhaven, grabbed a cup of coffee and sat on a picnic table looking out at the water. I pedaled around and picnicked at the beach and stopped to dip by feet in the quarry water. I admired the autumn colors and gorgeous views like this one. I meandered and sat and then rode the ferry back into Rockland as the sun was setting. What a day!

October 25, 2020 AVAILABLE

Cat Nap

Cat Nap • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75 • purchase link

The Fonz (our elderly black cat) is such a sweet napper. He will favor one or two spots around the house for a couple of weeks and then move on to new spots. Sometimes we have to really search for him, as he can be rather creative. It just so happens that he is currently into the bed for napping, and I couldn’t resist painting him with our happy pillows as a backdrop. At one point today I caught the two dogs up there with him snoozing–that made my heart smile & might be a painting for another day. 🙂

October 20, 2020 AVAILABLE

Autumn Dance

Autumn Dance • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75 • purchase this painting

The colors, the dancing light, the sparkling water … I love Fall! Here’s a little ode to my favorite season. Sending the joy of sunshine and foliage to you all. xox

October 19, 2020 AVAILABLE

Breakfast Cheer

Breakfast Cheer • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

It was dark and raining hard this morning when I got up, so I treated myself to a colorful breakfast. Avocado toast always brightens my day! And then you add the coffee (mug barely visible by back edge of plate) and some fresh OJ & you’re golden. Yummm. What’s your favorite breakfast treat?

October 17, 2020 AVAILABLE

Last Rays

Last Rays • 6×6 oil on canvas • $95 • purchase link

Who doesn’t love a good sunset?! We spent a couple of days up at Acadia National Park last month and went up on Cadillac Mountain to watch the sun go down. The air was especially crisp and we had to layer up and wear our winter coats. We had chairs and blankets too, but the warmth of the sun of the sun on our faces and over the landscape made it so worthwhile . I’m so grateful to be able to soak up so many special moments like this on the Maine coast.

Have a great weekend, friends! xo

October 16, 2020 AVAILABLE

Autumn Light Show

Autumn Light Show • 6×6 • oil on canvas • purchase link

Witnessing moments like this are my saving grace. I love, love, love catching this kind of magic! The colors. Wow. The drama of a sunrise like this is fleeting, so to actually see the sky start to glow and then catch fire right before my eyes just takes my breath away. So awesome! I love where I live. :-). Sending some magic and beauty your way. Be well. xoxo

October 15, 2020 AVAILABLE
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