When does a plein air piece turn into a studio piece? For purposes of jurying, this painter would like to know.
Pray for peace, remember war’s victims, and be grateful for the light that shines in your own backyard.
Artists’ and Captains’ Gam on Saturday, June 11 from 4-6 pm at Camden Falls Gallery will celebrate the opening of “Below the Waterline: Seven Weeks at the Shipyard,” featuring the work of Carol Douglas, Loretta Krupinski, and other artists.
I had finished working last night and was curled up in my bed when I decided to take one last spin around Facebook on my phone. There I saw a post that painter Lee Boynton had died of colon cancer at age 62. That matters far more than anything I was planning to say about […]
Yesterday I was out bright and early to paint the American Eagle one more time before she slipped back into the sea. I was determined; I’d charged my camera the night before, and I was going to make a video of that ancient 15-hp winch moving a many-ton boat out to sea. High tide was […]
Yesterday I was kicking around the studio in a listless funk. Too many miles, too many long days, too many houseguests. I set out to pay my bills—urgent—and pack a few things for Castine Plein Air, but neither compelled me. At 12:30 I got a call from Bobbi Heath, who was driving from Yarmouth to […]
Last Friday I took my family to Mt. Battie. Aaron loves climbing on rocks and has the scars to prove it. Laura was content to sit quietly and draw with me. The middle-aged people could fend for themselves. Dwight, the youngest, tends to be cautious, so I seldom worry about him. I was rather surprised, therefore, to […]
Nine days ago, I trundled into Rockport in a rented truck, towing my car. It was a fourteen-hour drive, but the end of a multiple-year process. After painting and teaching here for several summers, I knew I wanted to live here full time. I’m a wife and mother. I had a busy teaching practice in […]