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!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

West Baldwin Bog, Maine

Took a drive up to Fryeburg today to see the snow today. Lots of snow up country! This is a spot that I love to paint, watch out thin ice!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Littlejohn Island Preserve, Yarmouth, Maine

Lovely warm November afternoon for a walk on Littlejohn. Found some great new painting places too. Even the Oak and Beech tree leaves are down now on the trails.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Franciscan Monastery, Kennebunk, Maine

Last of the afternoon light on a walk at the Monastery in Kennebunk and a chilly 45 degrees.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Statue of Liberty and Occupy Wall Street

Had to post two pics today, the first from Battery Park of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and the second of the line of police vehicles at One Liberty Plaza across from Zuccotti Park and Occupy Wall Street at 5:30 pm on 11.14.11. A quote from an occupier this evening "You don't have to occupy, you just have to educate yourself."

Friday, November 11, 2011

Riverbank Park, Westbrook, Maine

The all services Veterans Memorial in Westbrook with the Civil War Memorial and the mill in the distance on Veterans Day 11.11.11.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ilex Verticillata

 Two beautiful surprise bouquets from Fred, now it feels like November!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pepperell Mill, Biddeford, Maine

Beautiful day in Biddeford, lunch at Mulligans, all food under $5 and free pool!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Westbrook, Maine

I've always loved the colors at this entrance to the Sappi Paper Mill.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Eastern Prom, Portland, Maine

Sunset while drawing on the Eastern Prom this evening, after this weekend it will be black night at this hour as fall moves to winter.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sappi Mill, Westbrook, Maine

Love the shadows in this one on the Presumpscot, cold clear morning, black ice on the sidewalks from the melting snow

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rivermeadow, Westbrook, Maine

A little snow still lingering on the golf course from the weekend storm in the late afternoon.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ginko Tree, Westbrook, Maine

Ginko on Green Street gave up its leaves all at once today before the snow storm.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Art House Picture Frames and Gallery, Portland, Maine

Dropped off two more pastels for framing for my solo show at Art House in December.  Love this view of the the courtyard.  My junior year painting studio at Portland School of Art (now MECA) was on the second floor of the Calderwood Bakery Building at the left right by the duct work.  The current show in the gallery is Nathaniel Larrabee's beautiful Portland cityscapes, be sure to visit on First Friday!  My December show will be "A Year in Pastel," all pastels done plein air based on two of Wolfe's Neck that set my work off in an entirely new experimental direction.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Westbrook, Maine

Near the mill on Friday's walk along the Presumpscot on the newly marked Sebago to the Sea Trail.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Windy Pitch, Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps, Maine

 This is the cabin that I stayed in this year at Katahdin Lake, missing my time at the Lake and the North Woods.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 2 to October 8, 2011

 Pics from my eight day painting trip to the Katahdin area and Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps.  This year was a tough weather trip, lots of rain and wind and cold.

Oct 2, 2011, Sandy Stream Pond in the rain, a nice quiet hike at sundown, no moose to be seen.
 Oct 3, 2011 on the Golden Road, every time that I got out of the car the rain started.
 Oct 5, 2011 Katahdin Lake just after flying in, had a brief window at sunrise where the wind quieted enough to fly in after a day delay due to heavy low clouds and high winds and rain.
 Oct 6, 2011 sunrise on Katahdin Lake.
 Oct 7, 2011 alpine glow sunrise on Katahdin Lake.
Oct 8, 2011 view from the plane, thank you Katahdin Air Service for another safe trip.  The weather cleared out on my last day at Katahdin Lake, enjoyed a beautiful morning painting and saying goodbye's to new and old friends from my stay.  A beautiful view of Mt Katahdin and environs.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Scarborough Marsh, Maine

Fall colors on the marsh today, the herons and egrets were very active and the high tide was extraordinary.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Congress Street, Portland, Maine

I love the evening light on the brick buildings in Portland at Longfellow Square.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ambajejus Lake, Maine

This morning early on Ambajejus, at Katahdin Air, a gorgeous early fall day in the Katahdin Region.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Scarborough Marsh

Beautiful day on the Eastern Trail painting today, fall color is starting early.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cod, Haddock & Hake, Cape Porpoise, Maine

Took a little ride to Cape Porpoise today between painting locations, just in time for unloading the catch...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Colony Beach, Kennebunkport, Maine

Pic shot from Colony Beach in Kennebunkport today, just after I finished painting from this location.  Strong winds and very humid air, started pouring just as I packed up.  Love the red buoy and man's red shirt.  Hurricane Irene is on the way this weekend.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Kettle Cove Sunset 8.18.11, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

A beautiful sunset at Kettle Cove State Park last night, a wonderful place for a  picnic and escaping the heat of the day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wolfe's Neck, Freeport, Maine

Painted at Wolfe's Neck Farm today with Pastel Painters of Maine, beautiful day, a little fog to start, then hot sun.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Golden Road, Maine

Scary when these big rigs go past where I am painting on the Golden Road, maybe a little overloaded?  The next one after this nearly tipped on this same curve in the road...was ready to dive for the ditch!  Then I saw a big moose just below Abol Bridge.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Abol Bridge, Maine

Worked all day painting in North Light Gallery for ALL ABOUT COLOR reception, got out for a drive after dinner at Pelletier's.  This is just after sunset from Abol Bridge, lots of campfires and fishing going on...the top of Katahdin in the clouds.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Millinocket, Maine

Had a nice dinner at the Scootic Inn with Marsha and Wayne and then a walk downtown with the full moon.  Love the logging truck on Pelletier's Restaurant!  In town to paint at Baxter Park and for ALL ABOUT COLOR: Painters Caren-Marie Michel and Marsha Donahue at North Light Gallery.  Reception tomorrow 11-5 and I will be painting in the Gallery or plein air Millinocket street scenes just outside the Gallery, can't miss it on the way to Baxter, 256 Penobscot Ave.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fish Beach, Monhegan Island, Maine

I painted on Fish Beach most of the day and it was warm!  An Outward Bound group was spending time on the Island on this boat and learning and exploring.  The water was perfect for swimming, very calm.  A native Mainer and my first trip to Monhegan!  Beautiful!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine

Took a nice walk on the Marginal Way to Perkins Cove today, was in Ogunquit to pick up work at the Barn Gallery.  Beautiful breeze off the water and delicious lobster roll at Jake's!