Paint Squared

Daily Paintings and Pet Portraits by Elizabeth Fraser

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

Fog on the Coast

Fog on the Coast• 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

I’m catching up on some paintings I have been wanting to paint for awhile now.  Here’s a foggy scene from the gorgeous Vinalhaven coast.  What’s so magical about the Maine coast is the moodiness of the shore line in all kinds of weather.  So dreamy!  Stay cozy everyone–it’s chilly out there!

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January 9, 2017 AVAILABLE, seascape

Autumn Peace

Autumn Peace on Vinalhaven • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

It’s cold here today & I was day dreaming about warmer days & my Fall excursion to Vinalhaven.  Here’s a view from one of the many gorgeous trails I walked.  I can feel the soft earth under my feet as I type.  Pure magic.

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January 7, 2017 AVAILABLE, landscape, seascape