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Maine Paintings

July 5, 2018

Back from my daughter’s wedding in Maine! One of the benefits of being a helpless male is that during the preparations for important events like this you are actually in the way and so are encouraged to take off and do your own thing. My wife insisted I go off and do these paintings! I know better than to ignore a direct order from my wife.

This is a painting of Ripley Creek, at a little bend in the road in Tenants Harbor.

It’s directly opposite my wife’s favorite view, which I painted in 1998:

The second, done the day after the wedding, is a view of the Camden Hills from Rte 133.

I love the Camden Hills and my original intention, when my wife suggested I bring my paints, was to redo one of the views I had painted more than 20 years ago, in 1996 and 1997.  I was very disappointed to find that the views I had painted years earlier were now marred by new construction and ticky tacky, but I did manage to find this almost untrammeled view.

Here are the 1996/1997 paintings:

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Plein Air Season!

June 5, 2018

Just getting started on outdoor painting. Here are a few new ones.

 

 

September – Part 1

September 11, 2017

Thought I’d put this in now and, hopefully, remember to update it at the end of the month. That’s Hull, a lovely little town on an island in Boston Harbor, a view of the Neponset River in Foxborough, and yesterday’s painting, a meadow in Mendon, MA.

August

September 11, 2017

OK, the first painting is a still life I painted in grad school 30-odd years ago. I was showing it to someone on Facebook. The Dighton painting is a result of a little game I like to play, “Ask the Local.” I stopped a pedestrian and asked her where I should paint and she sent me to this beauty spot on the Berkley line. Westport is on the Massachusetts south shore, Third Beach is in Newport, and Squantum Point is in Boston 1000 yards from the big painted oil tank on 93. The airport is in the distance and I couldn’t resist including one of the jets that flew directly overhead at a disconcertingly low altitude regularly.

July

September 11, 2017

Landscape season in full bloom! A painting of my wife’s garden, a nameless pond near Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, one last gasp of Kate’s portrait session, which closed for the summer, my third visit to Slater Mill, and some additional exploration of Naragansett Bay in Rhode lsland.

June

September 11, 2017

More portraits from Kate’s portrait session, my second visit to Slater Mill, and a quick jaunt to Hingham, MA.