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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Parsons Beach, Kennebunk, Maine

Spent the day painting in Kennebunk for the "Paint the Bunk" show and sale Friday and Saturday at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk.  My first painting place was Parsons Beach at the marsh and of course some swimming as it was in the 90's today.  Saw this orphan toy at the beach just waiting for it's picture to be taken.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Morse Mountain, Phippsburg, Maine

Wicked busy today doing paperwork, no photos today, so I thought that I would post another from Saturday's trip to Morse Mountain and Sewall beach,  This one will be a painting for sure!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Monument Square, Portland, Maine

Start of a late summer hot spell in Portland, 91 degrees on time and temp.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sewall Beach, Phippsburg, Maine

Beautiful day at Morse Mountain today, nice walk, photos, lunch and a swim in these waves!  FUN

Friday, August 27, 2010

Warren Pool, Westbrook, Maine

An early evening walk by the river, beautiful light on the ball field and the pool building.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ocean Point, East Boothbay, Maine

Found myself at Ocean Point today to paint, gorgeous!!!  Not much yellow here...guess I'll be happy with blue.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yellow and Orange

Raining today and busy, no time for a photo.  This is from a while back in the garden.  Still on yellow.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kitchen Stool, Westbrook, Maine

Another yellow day, yellow and green today.  Fruit is everywhere in the kitchen.  Hoping it will take the place of some chocolate, but of course not all...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Milk Street, Portland, Maine

In Portland today and I thought that I would continue on the yellow theme...today is yellow and red.  Where will Caren be tomorrow?  I don't even know!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Custom House Wharf, Portland, Maine

Harbor Fish for Sockeye Salmon.  Love the bright yellow and blue on a gray day.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

In Boothbay Harbor tonight for the Pastel Painters of Maine members show.  Stopped at  Red's for a lobster roll, the food of summer!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Libby River, Scarborough, Maine

Painted at Fort Williams today with a friend from New York, stopped to take this pic in Scarborough on the way home.  I think this blog should be subtitled "where's caren today?"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pemaquid Point, Maine

Took a trip to Damariscotta today to pick up artwork and went on to Pemaquid to paint.  What a change in the weather, 84 and sunny in Damariscotta and 64 and fogged in at Pemaquid.  Still beautiful and fascinating with all the sounds of the busy Atlantic unseen in the veil of fog.  Many tourists were disappointed to come to Pemaquid on their one chance and to have no view.  Quote of the day from a very young boy to his parents "Look at that man down on the rocks with a BABY!"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Peaks Island, Maine

Beautiful sunset coming back from Peaks, Portland was aglow lit up from behind the hill.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Buy Local, Westbrook, Maine

Lunch from Good Things Variety and BS Ingraham Paving sighting.  We use to call this "the little store" when the kids were younger.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Dropped off work at allen david gallery in Boothbay Harbor today for the Pastel Painters of Maine members show August 18-25.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Had dinner at the Lobster Shack tonight, a beautiful cool and breezy summer Maine night...more of the never ending summer of 2010.  I've been photographing this rock on the beach at Two Lights since art school in the seventies.  Love the way the surf has smoothed the rock and shaped it over the years.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rt 1, In Traffic

Went to Damariscotta today, almost an hour to get through Wiscasset.  Not much to do about it except chat in the car.  The benefit is seeing the sights at slow speed...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Stroudwater, Portland, Maine

Went to paint at Stroudwater this morning, was beautifully foggy at low tide.  By the time I was ready to paint, the color came into the world.  Even with the morning rush hour traffic going by it was very peaceful.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yarmouth Town Landing

Painted at the Yarmouth town landing today with PPOM, perfect summer day, great painting friends and maybe a lobster roll afterwards at Cindy's in Freeport! 

August 11, Westbrook

Another industrial shot for August 11, beautiful skies in the never ending summer.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Western Beach, Scarborough, Maine

Dropped off paintings for the Prouts Neck Women's Auxiliary Art Show today and took a nice long beach walk, eighty degrees with a wind and warm water.  Gotta love Maine in August! 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Westbrook, Maine

Love the patterns of buildings, light and shade, roads, signs, etc!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Harbor Fish, Portland, Maine

Who doesn't love this rear view of Harbor Fish market?  We pick up Sunday dinner at the market most every week.  Yellow Fin on the grill today!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bath, Maine-City of Ships

Painted and took photos in Bath today, beautiful day!  The ospreys were pretty active and kept flying close over head, at least they warn you or that could be scary!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Presumpscot Summer

A beautiful summer day on the river.  Kayaks, very rare site, but wonderful!  When I first started painting and photographing this view ten years ago the whole mill was visible and the edge of the river, how it has changed.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Presumpscot Building

From the Post Office a new senior residence going up right along the river.  Will be a great place to live, right downtown, river view, great sunset view.  This is the John Westbrook Hay property, he is sadly missed by the community.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Picking Photos

Had fun this evening picking reference photos for new paintings.  It is very inspiring to me to go back over my photos and remember the locations and the shots chosen for future paintings.  I get very excited to start painting.  It was too hot for me today to paint plein air, so I worked in the studio.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mill Makeover

The stack at the mill is getting a makeover, she'll look great soon!  That must be an interesting job to work up so high on the stack, on a clear day a view to the mountains and the sea.

Monday, August 2, 2010

More Garden

An evening walk in the garden to check out what's happening...the Inula is blooming, over seven feet tall!  Tomatoes, cukes, peppers, onions and blueberries!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Biddeford, Maine

A day of hard work art assisting at the Biddeford Mill with Amy & Bill, Erin & Scot, Kent, Fred, and Bethany.