When does a plein air piece turn into a studio piece? For purposes of jurying, this painter would like to know.
Clouds are a terrific, rampaging part of the landscape, and often the best part of a composition.
The men and women who gave land into the public trust during the last century were great visionaries. They recognized that the coast would eventually be built up and that we would need access to it.
The tinkle of broken pastels is the saddest sound known to mankind. A single stick can range from $3.50 to $7.00 and a good artist might carry more than a hundred of them.
My pal is a righteous church-going grandmother from Pittsburgh. Yesterday, she was offered money to perform an immoral act. Just part of the annual craziness of the dog days of summer. But here in Maine, it’s cool and breezy, which is a big reason you should come paint with me.
Hello, July! The maddest, gladdest, busiest time of year on the Maine coast is about to commence.
It is ironic that so many of the contemporary Maine windjammers are from ‘away’, because in the 19th century Maine led the nation in schooners and sloops engaged in the coasting trade.
From working in and around tourist destinations, I’ve noticed how perennially exhausted most people are when they arrive on vacation. Still, they fight to stay awake, since their vacation is the one week they’ve set aside for fun.
This being Maine, the weather waited until we were irrevocably committed to a lighting structure and then sucker-punched us.
Yesterday Bobbi Heath asked me if I want to go to Stonington next Friday to deliver our work for the Penobscot East Resource Center’s 7th annual buoy auction. I’ve participated in this event for several years, since it’s an organization I believe in. “Are you finished with yours yet?” she asked in an all-too-perky tone. I […]