Hello, Winter

Hello, Winter / Snowy Morning on the Hill • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

Hello!  :-). We woke up to winter today.  Wow.  Snow sure is beautiful.  I love seeing my neighborhood under a fresh white blanket even if I wasn’t quite mentally prepared for it.

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Spring on the Hill

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

I cannot resist this view looking down O’Brion St.  It’s just beautiful to see the trees come to life & have Spring Point perched out there in the bay.  The streets of Munjoy Hill offer so many incredible little glimpses of the ocean & I adore that!

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Pets & Sunset 6

Lily & Sunset Over Portland

12x12s • oil on canvas • SOLD

Lily. Such a cool close of this gorgeous kitty!  And then the sunset over Portland from South Portland is so pretty … great place to watch the summer sunset indeed!

 

Pets & Sunsets 3


Merlin Kitty & Los Angeles Sunset

12x12s • oil on canvas • SOLD 

Merlin!!  Isn’t he adorable–so expressive.  :-). And then the LA sunset … how cool to be able to paint a scene so outside my day to day scope.  Thanks for sharing your images.!

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Snowy Branches on the Hill

Snowy Branches on the Hill • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

I took a gorgeous walk around the neighborhood earlier this morning.  So pretty.  So cold too with the blowing wind.  Here’s a painting looking from North Street towards the Hilltop Superette & the Observatory … I was just trying to capture the mood of the falling snow & heavy branches.  Shoveling is not at the top of my favorite things list, but walking around after a fresh snow is!

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CONTEST:  Pets & Sunsets  If you aren’t sure how to use a hashtag, you can just email me a picture to elizabeth@fraserartstudio.com. Or if you’d like to use a hashtag, all you have to do is place the hashtag in the comment of a photo you have already posted to Facebook or Instagram. #faspets18. or #fassun18

 

 

Morning Snow on the Hill

Morning Snow on the Hill • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

Surprise!  Yesterday we woke up to the most gorgeous snowfall.  The fluffy snow blanketed the neighborhood and collected on all of the branches and tree limbs.  I had heard we might get an inch or two, but to wake up to a light snow coming down and 6-7 inches already on the ground made me soooooo happy!  The peacefulness and beauty of it all was just what I needed.  Thank you, Mother Nature.  🙂

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After the Snow, Munjoy St.

After the Snow, Munjoy St. • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

The fresh snow is so beautiful … even with 1/4 inch of ice on top.  :-). I was sitting in my studio looking out the window & decided I would paint my view.  My art desk sits against the window, looking out onto Congress & down Munjoy Street … such a charming winter scene, isn’t it?

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Observatory by Night

Observatory by Night  • 5×5  • oil on canvas • $75

My favorite neighborhood landmark, the Portland Observatory.   It looks much like a lighthouse tower but was actually used to communicate the arrival of different ships via flags to the merchants along the waterfront.  It’s magical at any time of day, but I especially like it at night.

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April 1st on the Hill

April 1st on the Hill – 5×5 – oil on canvas – SOLD 

Today mother nature gets the last laugh. April 1st and we’ve got a gorgeous snowstorm happening. Snow is always so beautiful and tranquil & it’s just hard for me to be annoyed by it. Here’s a scene from my morning walk around the neighborhood.

The Morning After the Storm

The Morning After the Storm • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

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!