Paint Squared

Daily Paintings and Pet Portraits by Elizabeth Fraser

Morning Meditation

Morning Meditation • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I’ve been thinking about you a lot, but just had to step away from posting here and on social media for awhile, as I tried to figure out how to navigate the heaviness of the world and the loss of a loved one–my partner’s sweet dad passed away in July. It’s been a tough stretch … for everyone, hasn’t it? One moment at a time is all we can do. xox

My motivation disappeared and so many things felt overwhelming, so I tried to be gentle with myself and take cues to help me through what felt hard. After a summer and fall of outdoor time spent with family and friends, time on the water and in nature, snuggles with pets, an occasional afternoon nap, getting back into the Portland Pottery studio (I started taking pottery classes last January), riding my bike and taking (outdoor) spin classes again, I feel as though I am regaining my footing and that sense of routine that I had lost and so desperately need. And just recently I joined the Art Queens, a community of women artists, which has been great for inspiration and connecting. It feels so good to get some of my mojo back.

Summer fun on Casco Bay with my partner! 🙂

I have certainly been painting over the past 4 months, and I am beyond grateful for all of your orders and support! You have really kept me going and helped me stay present and working regularly in my studio. Thank you so very much for that! xox Truly. It really is an honor for me to get to paint your beloved pets and places that are special to you.

With my renewed energy, I hope to be sharing new work with you regularly. The Morning Meditation piece above is inspired by one of the many spectacular sunrises I have witnessed over the past 6 months. You know how I feel about sunrises. :-). There are certainly more to come.

As members of my e-list, you will be given the first opportunity to purchase new paintings. They will not be offered on social media until the day after the email is sent, so take advantage of that perk if something grabs you. 🙂

Here are a few of the fun pieces I got to paint for you recently. :-). Thank you.

If you are interested in joining me on social media, I’d love that! I am currently most active on instagram: @fraserartstudio.

Hope you are well and taking good care of yourself during these trying times. You are in my thoughts & heart. Be well. In love, paint & gratitude, xoxo Elizabeth

October 14, 2020 AVAILABLE

Acadia Summer Solstice Sunrise

Acadia Summer Solstice Sunrise • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I got to see the solstice sunrise from the top of Cadillac Mountain (in Acadia National Park) and it was breathtaking! And so worth the 3:30am wakeup call. 🙂 I hadn’t been up to Acadia in at least 10 years and it was such a treat. The weather was spectacular and the hiking, walking and exploring were so much fun. I will have many more Acadia paintings coming soon I hope. Hope you are staying healthy. Thinking of you & sending love your way! xoxo

June 30, 2020 AVAILABLE

Reflection

Reflection • 5×7 • oil on canvas • $95 • Purchase Link

It’s the end of the day and the sun has set over the marsh. The stillness is so peaceful. The colors in the sky are breathtaking. I pause take in the quickly changing horizon and reflect on another day gone by and the tomorrow to come. Sunsets are good for that–they give quiet pause for thought. May you enjoy a sunset, and may we all work towards a better tomorrow by doing what we can for our communities today. Be well, friends. xoxo

10% of all sales for June will be donated to
causes that support racial justice.

June 5, 2020 AVAILABLE

Hope

Hope – 5×5 – oil on canvas – SOLD

I know I have said this many times before, but I really treasure getting to witness sunrises – – they bring hope, peace and light to each day. We need the hope of a sunrise now more than ever. Hope for racial justice. Hope for racial equality. Hope for understanding. Hope for peace. The world seems to get heavier and heavier each day and that heaviness makes it hard for me to keep my paint brush going, but I will do my best to paint in the name of justice for George Floyd and all black people. I will paint to celebrate the beautiful diversity of our world. I will paint, and I will learn how to be a better ally and anti-racist human. It feels like painting sunrises, seascapes and still lifes isn’t important right now, but the world needs peace and beauty too, and that is what I can offer up. Thinking of you and sending love your way. Be safe, friends. Xox

10% of all sales for June will be donated to

causes that support racial justice.

June 3, 2020 SOLD

Sunrise Walk

Sunrise Walk – 5×7 – oil on canvas – 95.00 – purchase link

I love painting beach sunrises – – the landscape is so simple and the light and reflections with the water, sky and sand are so cool. Beach sunrises really are just an abstract sea of colors. I hope this brings you as much peace as the act of walking on the beach in the early morning. Be well. Xoxo

May 28, 2020 AVAILABLE

Lost in the Surf

Lost in the Surf • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95 • Purchase Link

Walking on the beach with my feet is the sand feels so good! One of my favorite things to do while beach walking is to stop watch and take in the power of the surf–so mesmerizing and awe inspiring. I tried to capture some of the magnificent movement of the water on a windy day in this painting. I hope you can feel it! And I hope you are well. xoxo

May 27, 2020 AVAILABLE

Marsh Sunset

Marsh Sunset • 5×5 • oil oncanva • $75 • Purchase link

I’ve witnessed some beautiful skies over the low country marsh recently and I just wanted to share one with you. Pure magic. Seeing moments of beauty are so important for our well-being right now. I hope you are getting to soak up some of the beauty of Spring and the hope of a sunrise or sunset. Be well, friends.

May 22, 2020 SOLD

Nightfall on the Marsh

Nightfall on the Marsh • 5×7 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I just love that magical time of day after the sun has gone down and everything just twinkles at high tide over the marsh. This is one of those paintings that just looks better in person, but hopefully you can get a sense of it. Sending thoughts of love and peace your way. xoxo

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May 19, 2020 SOLD

Colorful Fruit

Colorful Fruit • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95 • Purchase link

Our fruit bowl is so colorful right now, it just called to be painted! Since starting this painting we have cut into the watermelon, eaten the remaining clementines, squeezed a lime on our salad and munched down an apple. Yummmm! The more color in each day, the happier the day. :-). Wishing you some color in your day and lots of sunshine too. Be well, friends! 🙂

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May 17, 2020 AVAILABLE

Day Break Over the Marsh

Day Break Over the Marsh • 5×5 • oil on canvas • SOLD

En route to the beach I caught that glow of the sun about to break through the horizon. The stunning colors in the sky and the reflection in the water made me stop and watch. Witnessing the magic of a new dawn brings so much beauty and hope. Thinking of you today. xoxo

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May 11, 2020 SOLD
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