Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Maine Paintables

 There was a lot to paint in Maine and I should have painted it, but mostly I didn't.

 Unlike this gal oil painting en pleine aire down by the wharf

 I should have painted the lavender drying on the bench...

 Or two chairs set out ringside by the pond waiting for frogs to sing...

 Or lovely reflections in a Camden pond...

 A Victorian big house nestled in the woods - too perfect to paint.

 Or Just Henry apple pies..

 Apple sauce in the making, waiting to be painted.

 Or these blackened heirloom tomatoes..

 Or darling Jackie sneaking into my room for a pet...

Instead I mostly painted in the bathroom/studio I set up.
Watercolors to come tomorrow I hope...

18 comments:

  1. So much to see & paint & do! Photos are a great way to observe & share what couldn't be painted! One has to go where the energy takes one, no? and if that's doing our thing in a bathroom studio, then super! PS That artist up there, she's très élégante! I wonder if she struggles like I do in her painting process...R.

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    1. does the artiste look familiar?
      'She' should...

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  2. LOVE the sequence of colors in the photos - especailly the deep blue into lavander-purple into grass green
    Stunning!
    Annie

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  3. The photos are so beautiful! How wonderful that you were able to be there and soak in all the inspiration. I know your watercolors will be just as beautiful!

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  4. Lucinda11:55 AM

    Like yr Maine Paintables mixed up with Maine lunchables

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  5. Love the photos from Maine. To paint or not to paint...Jackie looks like she knows the answer to the question for that day at least. Love your instant traveling studio.

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  6. Enjoy now. Paint later.
    Keep eating!!!!

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    1. at last I am far, far away from those blueberry muffins!
      Nothing like them here...

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  7. That's a great set up..I do love that first painting though:)

    I would have to unplug my straight iron and blow dryer:)
    All the photos..you can paint later!!:)
    Camden Pond..be still my heart.In Craigville Mass..there was a pond like this I loved so much!

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    1. no no the blow-dryer is essential to dry yr watercolors!!

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  8. Great photos - I wish that I was up there :)

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  9. Ha! I've been there... Just do it!

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  10. Looks wonderful! ... Is that GREEN nail polish you're wearing? Ahhh such a trendy gal! Bises

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    1. JADE Green!
      One has to do at least one trendy thing does one not?

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  11. Oh my dear Carol, I faced this dilemma every day for 2 months in a cottage by a large river in the lovely country side of Quebec. I triumphed in a very small way over a strong resistance to landscape work by at least managing a few sketches however, 2 months! Your daily email is such a pleasure but today I also enjoyed a good laugh and felt a lot better about my experience. Elaina

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  12. Well I love the photos anyway. You are just as talented with a camera.

    Look forward to the paintings

    Love Denise

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  13. Landscape painting en plein air isn't easy. I have tried. I would rather photograph it and paint it later. You did get some pretty good photos tho. Hope you enjoyed yourself and why wouldn't you have with all that fresh air and scenery.

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    1. hahahaha
      I'm with you on that Cris
      shoot it now and and paint it later!!

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