Welcome to my daily photo blog!

I spend a lot of time taking reference photos for my landscape paintings and photos of interesting things in my daily life. I decided to do a blog of these pics. Hope you enjoy them!

Please take a look at my Maine Landscape painting blog and website below.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Preble Street, Portland, Maine

Snow at Christmas, beautiful; snow removal, priceless.

Freeport, Maine 12-24-10

Christmas Eve 12:05 am at LL Bean shopping, perfect time, no crowds, beautiful lights in Freeport, super cold and windy.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hobson's Pier, Portland, Maine

Cold, windy day in Portland after breakfast at Becky's, pretty quiet on the waterfront.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stroudwater, Portland, Maine

Early morning at Stroudwater, love the ever changing light and water here.  Cold 17 degrees.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Exchange Street, Portland, Maine

I think that my favorite time of day right now is between 3 and 3:30 pm, when the light turns golden in the city...looking up Exchange Street to City Hall.  Portland, I love you!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Harbor Fish, Portland, Maine

OK, so I seem to be at Harbor Fish a lot...it's Maine shrimp season, do I need to say more?  The light was beautiful in Portland around 3pm, wish I had more time to take pics today.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Presumpscot River, Westbrook, Maine

Late afternoon walk downtown 4:34 pm, pretty cold 24 degrees 16 mph wind.  Finished hanging work at the Dana Warp Mill for Mill-ieu 2 one night art show on Friday the 10th, 8 artists, great variety of work, beautiful space.  I love this view of the river, have painted this many times.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dana Warp Mill, Westbrook, Maine

Banners at Dana Warp Mill for Mill-ieu 2 and Photo A Go Go event on Friday December 10, 6-9 pm.  Westbrook Arts Scene goes CRAZY this Friday!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Harbor Fish, Portland, Maine

Had a nice walk in Portland today, 32 degrees and tiny spitting snow.  Did some Christmas shopping in the Old Port and at the SEA Sale. Sweet Maine shrimp for dinner.  This guy followed us around for a while.  I love Maine!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Commercial Street, Portland, Maine

More Portland Christmas lights!  It's getting cold here and we had a light dusting of snow this morning, now it feels like December in Maine.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Deering Oaks, Portland, Maine

Portland has the best Christmas lights of any place on earth!  Thank you Portland, thank you Pandora!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Congress Street, Portland, Maine

Beautiful light in Portland this afternoon and 49 degrees!  Can even see the Portland Observatory in the distance.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Downtown, Rockland, Maine

Dropped off lots of new work at Carver Hill Gallery today in time for First Friday Art Walk.  Rockland looks very festive and the gallery has beautiful work for gifts to give or to keep!  A very vibrant downtown with small shops, great restaurants and of course the Farnsworth.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine

Dropped off work in Kennebunk for the "Clothesline" show at River Tree.  Had a great seat at Allison's to watch the buoys and lights going up on the tree in Dock Square.  Did some gift shopping in the Port, remember to buy local this year!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ferry Beach, Scarborough, Maine

Beautiful late fall walk at Scarborough and Ferry Beaches.  At 3pm the shadows were long and the sun was fading. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rose, Westbrook, Maine

A beautiful Thanksgiving rose from Harmon's & Barton's Westbrook.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Movies, Westbrook, Maine

"Morning Glory" at the movies today, snowed a little while we were in the movie!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful, Westbrook, Maine

Preparing the Thanksgiving stuffing and feeling thankful.  Happy for family and friends close by and missing those away.  Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stroudwater, Portland, Maine

Love this place in the Stroudwater section of Portland, love to paint here and to see the light at different times of day here.  Congress Street is so busy here though, with tens of thousands of cars and trucks zooming by here all day and night.  Very hard to enjoy the beauty of the light and tides.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Harborwalk, Portland, Maine

Walked along the Harborwalk in Portland today and noticed some construction on one of my favorite buildings.  Here's the photo along with my painting of the same spot done in 2007.

"Harborwalk 3" acrylic on canvas, 6 x 12, $275

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ferry Beach, Scarborough, Maine

Sunset walk on Ferry Beach tonight, very windy and beautiful moonrise too.  Don't forget to get out for a walk...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pine Point Beach, Scarborough, Maine

Painted at the Scarborough Marsh today and took a long walk on the beach after painting.  Hardly a soul on the beaches in Maine in November!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scarborough Beach, Scarborough, Maine

Wonderful gray day, painted for two hours in the morning and then a long loop walk from Ferry Beach to Western Beach to Scarborough Beach and back to Ferry.  Not a soul to be seen on either beach, a little like "The Road."

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport, Maine

This beautiful girl posed for me today at the farm on a gorgeous warm fall day in Maine.  I think she wants me to paint her portrait, I just might do that...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

South Portland, Maine

Thinking of many veterans today, my father Newell E. Sargent, my brother Sam, Uncles, Cousins, and dear friends.  Thank you.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bath, Maine

Just before the a beautiful sunset tonight by the bridge in Bath.

Monday, November 8, 2010

After the Storm, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Went out to Fort Williams today after last night's terrific rain and wind storm.  Was wild and beautiful!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall Back, Westbrook, Maine

Turned the clocks back and now sunset is at 4:30!  Beautiful sunset though, liked the reflection in the windows. Yes the trim sure does need painting!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Evening Light, Westbrook, Maine

Shot this while on our way to the Wet and Wild Environmental Film Festival at USM tonight.  I love the color of the sky after a cloudy day when the sun breaks out.  This was at 4:45pm which will mean that tomorrow at 3:45 it will be heading toward sunset!

Friday, November 5, 2010

2 Walks, Portland and Damariscotta, Maine

 Took 2 walks on this rainy day, in Portland to see the MECA Auction preview and to River Arts in Damariscotta.  Love walking in the misty rain in the city.  Quote for the day from a young man in Portland "Do you know that if you change the lenses on a handicam you can see into almost anything including the mail?"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Late Afternoon Walk in the Brook, Westbrook, Maine

Vallee Square in late afternoon, about 40 degrees.  Perfect temp for a walk, love the shadows and the light on the brick at this time of day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Voting at the Armory, Westbrook, Maine


I was happy to see that the polls were packed in Westbrook this afternoon.  I hope that the election results give us leaders who stand for freedom, compassion, equality, truth and common sense.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pemaquid Beach, Bristol, Maine

In Damariscotta today, took a side trip to Pemaquid Point and Pemaquid Beach.  Had the beach all to myself!  Pretty cold in the 40's with a stiff wind.  Damariscotta is the perfect town, Reny's, River Grill, little shops, drug store, art galleries, great views, no big box...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Limington Bog, Maine

Stopped off at my favorite bog to see the fall changes today.  Picked up some Honey Crisp apples, cider and squash at Brackett's Orchard, ahh fall in Maine!  Maybe some snow tonight?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Time Take Down, Biddeford, Maine

We helped our dear friend Amy Stacey Curtis (and Bill) take down her Time installation show at the Pepperell Mill in Biddeford today.  Here's Amy with a piece of one of the walls, now removed.  Hope you had a chance to see her show and her drawings now at June Fitzpatrick's High Street Gallery for another two weeks.