Paint Squared

Daily Paintings and Pet Portraits by Elizabeth Fraser

Carver’s Harbor Sunrise

Carver’s Harbor Sunrise • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

I was staring longingly at a picture of this sunrise that I took while visiting Vinalhaven in OCtober & decided to paint it.  The sleet & ice are falling here & a little sunshine, even in the form of a painting, never hurts!

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January 24, 2017 AVAILABLE, seascape, sunrises

Feeling Fruity

Feeling Fruity • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

It’s gray out & they are calling for a storm, so I thought I’d turn to my fruit bowl for some inspiration today.  Fruit is so bright & happy, not to mention delicious.  🙂 Cheers to some tropical smoothies!

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January 23, 2017 AVAILABLE, still life

Morning Snow on Monument

Morning Snow on Monument • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

Walking the dogs around the neighborhood in a fresh snow is one of my favorite things.  It’s just so quiet & peaceful out.  I was out early the other day & couldn’t resist this scene from Monument street.  So pretty!

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January 20, 2017 AVAILABLE, cityscape, landscape

Maine Coast Magic

Maine Coast Magic • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD 

This painting pretty much sums up the magic of the Maine Coast … the islands, the rocky ledges, the pine trees, the ocean … can’t you smell it?  I had intended to do a snowscape today, as we had a gorgeous snowfall yesterday, but the morning got away from me.  Sometimes that happens–Maybe tomorrow!  🙂

January 19, 2017 landscape, seascape, SOLD

Crescent Moon Over the Cemetery

Crescent Moon Over the Cemetery • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD 

The Eastern Cemetery on Portland’s East End is a special place.  It’s filled with history, beautiful stones, trees & views.  Here’s a painting of the cemetery under a crescent moon.  And the cool thing is that this painting is pictured in the February issue of Harper’s Magazine on the New Books page.  🙂  Such an honor!

January 18, 2017 landscape, SOLD

Peaceful Snowfall

Peaceful Snowfall • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I was just looking for a peaceful scene to paint & although it is sunny & bright out today, the tranquility of a soft snowfall in Deering Oaks Park called to me.

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2017 landscape, SOLD


Lemons • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD 

I love seeing lemons in my fruit bowl–they are so cheerful & good for you!  I love squeezing a little lemon juice in my water, salad dressings & green juices.  YUMMM!  I also love to make lemon macaroons & lemon bars.  So good.  Lemons are alkalizing for the body & have lots of vitamin C … get your lemon on this winter.  🙂

January 14, 2017 SOLD, still life

Dawn on the Hill

Dawn on the Hill • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

I walked towards the setting moon this morning instead of the rising sun & caught this pretty silhouette of the Portland Observatory & Hilltop Superette.  It was a feast for the eyes everywhere I looked.  Early morning is such a special time to be out.

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January 13, 2017 AVAILABLE, cityscape

January Moonrise

January Moonrise • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

Yesterday afternoon was so unusual & spectacular.  The air was warm, the light was soft, and I unexpectedly caught the moon coming up over the Casco Bay Islands.  Such a peaceful moment … and so welcome!  I took some deep breaths, closed my eyes for a second & tried to soak up the beauty of the Wolf Moon.  Ahhhh!

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January 12, 2017 AVAILABLE, seascape

Mt Mansfield Summit View

Mt Mansfield Summit View • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

I did another guided mountain meditation & pictured myself as Mount Mansfield, which opened the flood gates for the many stunning views I have witnessed of this majestic Green Mountain over the years.  Here’s a view of the rolling hills from the summit that I got to enjoy with my family over the Summer.  Spectacular!

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January 10, 2017 AVAILABLE, landscape