Here’s another little painting from my summer visit to Bar Harbor. On this particular morning I watched the sun rise from the top of Cadillac Mountain & then headed down to town where I was able to walk across the sand bar to Bar Island. The morning light was gorgeous & the Bar Island shoreline was just popping with rocks and seaweed. Such a special view looking over to one of the porcupine islands.
Thinking of you! xox Hope you are well & safe! xox
I took a trip up to Acadia National Park in late June and haven’t really done much painting yet from my visit. I decided to spend a little time revisiting my MDI excursions over the weekend–so much beauty, so much inspiration. Here’s a scene from an early morning walk along the Shore Path … the pink granite cliffs, the coastal pine trees & that morning light. Lucky me! 🙂
The Art on the Hill SEA Sale is all online this year. Check out the artists directory at www.seaportland.org & support your local makers. Shop in my store this week & receive 10% off with coupon code SEASALE2020 (commission work excluded).
And local peeps, please join me this coming weekend on Presumpscott St. in Portland for some fun with Kendrick & Bloom & other local artists. 🙂
Just bring your masks and festive spirit! Hope to see you there! xoxo
I meant to write a Thanksgiving post yesterday, but I never got around to it and instead just enjoyed a low key day that included a quiet walk with friends, a tasty vegan meal at home (complete with pumpkin pie & ice cream), snuggles with critters and some tv watching. I hope you had a nice, safe and delicious day as well. xox
I took some time out to reflect on the many gifts in my life, despite the difficult year we have all faced. There is so much to be grateful for today and every day. The little things really matter and I like taking a lesson in gratitude from our pets … they show up every day and give us their best. They live in the moment and appreciate everything. They are such great role models. I am thankful for them and for you! Here’s a painting of a cutie retriever smiling over his shoulder, and this piece is up for grabs. 🙂
As a member of the Society for East End Arts, I am participating in their virtual “Art on the Hill” sale this year and am offering 10% off paintings in my shop through December 6th (this excludes pet portraits & commission work). Use coupon code SEASALE2020 when checking out to get the discount. Shop with all of the amazing artists at www.seaportland.org & on social media @sea.portland.
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!
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! 🙂
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. 🙂
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!
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. 🙂