Paint Squared

Daily Paintings and Pet Portraits by Elizabeth Fraser

Lanes Island

Lanes Island • 24×24 • oil on canvas • $550

There are some places that I connect with in ways I cannot even begin to explain–this place is one of them. The first time I visited Lanes Island, it took my breath away. There is so much beauty everywhere you look. Following the little paths along the shore and around the bluff are so much fun … and so inspiring! I am turning a few of my favorite small Vinalhaven daily paintings into larger paintings & here is the first one.

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February 26, 2019 AVAILABLE, seascape

Winter Moon

Winter Moon • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

The full moon last week was so gorgeous!  I didn’t witness it coming up over the bay, but I did admire it as it set at daybreak.  Thoughts of moody night paintings and moons made me paint this imaginary coastal scene … I just love a nightscape!

February 23, 2019 AVAILABLE, nightscapes, seascape

Cat in the Box

Cat in the Box • oil on canvas • SOLD

Kitties love boxes and I love kitties, so I thought I’d share a couple of recent cat in the box pet portraits I have done.  So cute, right?  My cat, Chickpea, just hopped into a box in my studio which is what prompted me to share these paintings.  Cats are soooo funny!

February 21, 2019 pets, SOLD

Tea Time

Tea Time • 8×8 • oil on canvas • $135

Won’t you join me for tea?  I have such a lovely collection of fancy tea pots and tea cups and I love to use them.  There’s something so sweet about brewing tea in my mom’s silver tea pot and sipping tea out of a delicate china cup with a sweet saucer.  Don’t you agree?  I figure they are more fun to use than to just stare at in the china cabinet.  Do you have and use your china?

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February 19, 2019 AVAILABLE, still life

Sunrise Triptych

Summer Sunrise Triptych • 72×36 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I had the pleasure of doing a commission for some neighbors recently and it was so much fun! They have beautiful elevated views of the neighborhood, with glimpses of Casco Bay, and they wanted to bring a Summer sunrise right into their living space.  After some thought, they decided on 3 panels, each measuring 24×36.  What a treat for me to get to paint a sunrise on such a large scale.  You know how I love my morning dog walks that include specatualr sunrises and skies, right?  Escaping into this scene was pure magic.  I have included a picture of the triptych above as well as a picture of how it looks in its new home below!

February 18, 2019 SOLD, sunrises

Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

One of my favorite things about winter is the dramatic skies we get to witness.  I just love the warm light on frigid days.  Hope, calm and absolute beauty is what they represent to me on some of our shorts days of the year.  I try to get outside and walk to take in the fresh, sea air and the magic that Mother Nature offers up–even f it requires I wear snow pants and 2 coats.  Always a treat!

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January 29, 2019 AVAILABLE, landscape, seascape, sunsets

Stillness in the Basin

Stillness in the Basin • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD 

The wind and rain are pounding against my studio windows and I have escaped to an autumn walk through the forest in the quiet mist which leads to this view on Vinalhaven.  So still.  So pretty.  Where do you go when the wind and rain pound against your windows?

On Hold

January 24, 2019 AVAILABLE, landscape, seascape

Long Island, Maine


Long Island, Maine • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

Guess what?  I’m going to have a little show this winter on Long Island at the Dodwell Gallery.  So fun!  Maine winters can feel long and dark and I know my paintings will add some extra cheerfulness to the space.  With island visits on my mind, I looked back through a few of my pictures from a Summer bike ride out there–I can never resist a little coastal magic … nor can I resist a slanted horizon line, LOL!

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January 18, 2019 AVAILABLE, seascape

Head Light Morning

Head Light Morning • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $95

We took a morning ride over to admire the Portland Head Light over the weekend (in those single digit temps) and it was as beautiful as ever.  I love the big wreath and bow on it.  The other cool thing we noticed was the gorgeous new fence off to the right of the lighthouse along the rocky ledges–so much prettier than the chain link–can’t wait to see it with the roses in bloom.

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January 17, 2019 AVAILABLE, landscape, lighthouse, seascape

Maine Beauty

Maine Beauty • 5×5 • oil on canvas • $75

We’ve had some cold, cold weather recently (normal for January in Maine) but it’s still fun to let your mind wander and take you away to warmer days.  With a hot mug of tea in hand, I was day dreaming about a mild and scenic walk around Lane’s Island Preserve, so here you have it!

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January 16, 2019 AVAILABLE, landscape, seascape
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