Saturday, July 17, 2010

Kayaking in Squid Cove, A Peek inside my Watercolor Jouranl

Kayaking in Maine, Mount Desert Island:  I love kayaking in the early morning right off the dock in an area called Squid Cove.  I took my camera and took a photo my view.  The sparkle of the light was what I was trying to capture in my journal entry.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pink Granite on Mount Desert

We did a lovely hike up a bubble-type hill called The Beehive.  The views were spectacular looking east and north over the Atlantic Ocean.  I would love to sit up here and paint the pink granite, yellow and green lichen overlooking the ocean but my knees were shaking too much from the climb.  I have started a few paintings in my journal that I will share soon.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Art Supply Search in Portland, Maine

I am on my family vacation and of course I can't go without exploring the local art supply stores.  One of my favorite is an Art store near Portland: Artist Craftsman I can always count on them for having exotic hand made papers from Indian and a wonderful selection of colors in any medium. Here are my new toys for this trip:  handmade papers, dip pen with inks, sea sponges, oil pastel (didn't have this beautiful poppy orange color yet).  I did get the rub on letters at Art Mart in downtown Portland but would recommend the Artist Craftsman store if you only have time for one stop as I often do.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Enjoying the Wide Open Space

I am in the beautiful country side of southern Washington (state), visiting mom, my brother and sister-in-law.  Wow!  I just want to stop and paint awhile.  Here is a painting entitled  "In the Wine Country" that shows the vibrant, green rolling hills of this charming area.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Catching Up with the Modern World

My daughter, home from college, is teaching me some fantastic things about computers and the internet.  Today's lesson is about staying in contact with fellow artists.  She showed me how to create a form so that people, like you, can sign up for my email/newsletters.  Sign up to get my newsletter.  Let me know it works!