Paint Squared

Daily Paintings and Pet Portraits by Elizabeth Fraser

Those Eyes

Those Eyes • 12×12 • oil on canvas • SOLD

Isn’t this look so expressive!?  Such a sweet pup.  I love painting animals–their eyes are so gentle & say so much.  And I think the pup staring up at me right now as I type is calling for a walk.  Gotta go!

February 25, 2017 pets, SOLD


Penny • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

Awww, Penny!  I just love kitties that roll onto their back for a belly rub.

February 23, 2017 pets, SOLD

Snow at Spring Point

Snow at Spring Point • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

We have had some lovely days that have melted some of our deep snow but I’m still day dreaming of falling snow.  It’s just so beautiful and it turns all of my favorite landmarks into peaceful, moody, magical scenes.  Here’s Spring Point for you!

February 22, 2017 seascape, SOLD

Midday Nap

Midday Naptime • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

Our sweet kitty Fonzi’s favorite napping spot is on our guest room bed.  I love the colors & the light coming in.  I so feel like nestling in right next to him today.  He’s so sweet & I’m so sleepy!

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February 20, 2017 AVAILABLE, pets, still life

Rigpa Kitty Love

Rigpa Kitty Love • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

My sweet neighbors across the street lost their kitty Rigpa recently.  He was such a handsome boy!  His eyes just melt me.  Here’s to Rigpa & kitty love.

February 18, 2017 pets, SOLD

Valentine’s Day Sunrise

Valentine’s Day Sunrise • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

I walked down to the Eastern Prom to check out the sunrise from beyond the 6 foot high snow banks & it was so pretty.  I actually only witnessed the pre-sunrise which is usually the most magnificent part.  I love the silhouettes of the trees, fort & islands & the lamp post lights that were still lit.  Because of my timing, I completely missed the Valentine Bandit’s mark that was left upon the Fort.  See image below.  I adore the Valentine Bandit who has been littering local businesses & landmarks with simple red hearts for over 40 years each Valentine’s Day.  Just one of the many things that make Portland so special.

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Staff photo by Ben McCanna


February 17, 2017 AVAILABLE, seascape

Snow on Quebec St.

Snow on Quebec St. • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

We got a heavy wet snow overnight which made for a spectacular dog walk this morning.  Everything was coated … branches, rooftops, streets.  Snow is just beautiful!  Now for a thaw.  🙂

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February 16, 2017 AVAILABLE, cityscape

Day Break on Beckett St.

Day Break on Beckett St. • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

Strolling the neighborhood at dawn is always a treat because I get to witness scenes like this … front steps lit up with a simple porch light.  So sweet.  I also love the silhouettes of trees & chimney tops at daybreak.  Wake up before the sun & walk your neighborhood & you’ll see what I mean–such a special time of day, with or without 2 feet of snow.

February 15, 2017 cityscape, SOLD

Home Sweet Snow

Home Sweet Snow • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD 

We got a blizzard the other day & it was awesome!  There is something so exciting about lots of snow falling … everything is completely transformed & gorgeous.  I bundled up & took a walk & couldn’t resist this scene of our home on Munjoy Hill lit up & snow covered … & this was only the beginning.  Now if only snow would shovel itself.  Phew!

February 14, 2017 cityscape, SOLD

Snowy Night on the Hill

Snowy Night on the Hill • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

Holy snow, Batman!  What a week it has been.  My favorite thing to do in a snowstorm is to walk around my neighborhood & see it transformed into a winter wonderland.  The cold temps that accompanied the snow made it hard for stay out for too long, but it’s so invigorating.  Mother nature is just awesome & so is my neighborhood & my favorite landmark, the Portland Observatory.

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February 11, 2017 AVAILABLE, cityscape, landscape