Paint Squared

Daily Paintings and Pet Portraits by Elizabeth Fraser

The Portland Head Light

The Portland Head Light • 8×8 • oil on canvas • $135

Spring is in the air, the days are longer & everything just looks brighter, which makes time outdoors even more special.  I took a couple of walks around the Portland Head Light recently in the late afternoon &  I was so inspired by the beauty & the light.  Here’s a painting of the Head Light from one of the dog walking trails.  I just love this place!

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March 23, 2017 AVAILABLE, lighthouse, seascape

Oscar

Oscar • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I got a late start in the studio today & haven’t finished a daily painting yet, but here’s a recent painting of an adorable border collie for you.  I love the head tilt & bandana.  Woof!

March 20, 2017 pets, SOLD

March Sunrise

March Sunrise • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

It’s hard to wake up early after springing the clocks forward, but this morning I was up before dawn & had to wait for the pups to crawl out from under the covers.  Once they made their way down the stairs, I bundled up & headed out to catch this gorgeous sunrise over the snowy Eastern Prom.  Mother nature never disappoints!

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March 17, 2017 AVAILABLE, seascape

The Morning After the Storm

The Morning After the Storm • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

The blizzard hit hard yesterday!  The snow came down 2-3 inches an hour for awhile … it was insane … but thankfully we woke up to pure sunshine today.  I wasn’t able to go for an early morning walk with the pups because it meant climbing a 6 foot mountain of snow just to get to the street & they weren’t up for that.  Instead I shoveled a path to the street, came in had breakfast & then we all headed out for a walk around the neighborhood.  I love strolling the hood after a storm … it’s fun to walk in the snow covered streets & take in the brightness of it all.  Here’s a view looking down O’Brion Street to Spring Point.  Love this view!

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March 15, 2017 AVAILABLE, cityscape, lighthouse, seascape

Mean Girl

Mean Girl • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

This is Chickpea, the mean girl of our house.  She is sassy & territorial, but also so sweet & cuddly.  She follows us all over the house & cuddles next to me all night.  She also keeps all of the other pets in check with her strong personality–chickpea takes no crap!  🙂

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March 14, 2017 AVAILABLE, pets

Islands by Night


Islands by Night • oil on paper, mono print • 4×6, paper size 7×9 • $35

I was playing with my press & the monoprint process of a starry night scene, which I always love to paint!  I love the mystery of it all & not knowing what the press will do to the painting I put down on plexi.  🙂

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AVAILABLE, nightscapes, printmaking

Calvin

Calvin • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

Here’s my boy Calvin!  He’s a sweet little hammie pie with a few weird quarks & good looks.  And his left ear is always bent–so cute!

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March 13, 2017 AVAILABLE, pets

Summer Sunset

Summer Sunset • oil on paper, mono print • 4×6, paper approx 7×9 • $35

I’m having fun painting on plexi & printing the image on my press.  It’s totally thrilling to me!  Here’s a Penobscot Bay Summer sunset & there’s a daytime scene below.  🙂

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Summer Day on the Coast • oil on paper, mono print • 4×6, paper approx 7×9 • $35

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March 9, 2017 landscape, printmaking, seascape

Pemaquid

Pemaquid • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

The rocks at Pemaquid are sooooo cool.  I love the way they jut down to the crashing waves.  It’s fun to hop around on them & enjoy different views of the lighthouse too.  I’ve been meaning to paint this for awhile & today was the day.  🙂

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AVAILABLE, landscape, lighthouse

Fruit and Pitcher

About 10 years ago I took an etching workshop & ever since, I have been obsessed with having a press in my studio.  Well, a year and a half ago I purchased one & it has been sitting in my studio just staring at me.  I’ve kind of been afraid to use it.  NO MORE … I have decided to play with it as much as I can for the month of March & beyond!

Yesterday I did a little still life drawing, placed the drawing under a 4×6 inch piece of plexiglass & then painted the still life on the plexi.  From here, I ran the painted plexi through the press onto some thick archival paper.  I did this 4 different times, creating 4 one of a kind pieces of the same subject matter.  This gave me a chance to see how it all worked.   I had a blast getting lost in something completely new.  I hope you like them!  You can purchase one individually for $35  or purchase them as a set for $115–ship for free. They will come sleeved on archival mat board.  Click on image for larger view.  Paper size is approx 7×9.

Fruit • image 4×6 • oil on paper, monoprint • SOLD 


Fruit & Pitcher • image 4×6 • oil on paper, monoprint • Purchase


Clementines • image 4×6 • oil on paper, monoprint • Purchase


Rolling Fruit • image 4×6 • oil on paper, monoprint • Purchase



March 8, 2017 AVAILABLE, landscape, printmaking, still life
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