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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Monday, November 26, 2012

Pemaquid Point, Maine

My Sailor daughter is home on leave before going to her duty station in Japan! She loves to visit Pemaquid when she's home so we took a trip up the coast today, it was beautiful, 41 degrees, crisp colors in cold air!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Scarborough Marsh and Pine Point, Maine

A few more pics of the marsh and Pine Point Beach today after Hurricane Sandy. A warm fall day in Maine with super high tide.

Scarborough Marsh, Maine

Took a walk on the Eastern Trail in Scarborough just after high tide today. Still quite high after Hurricane Sandy.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Westbrook, Maine

I wait every autumn for this tree to change to red, it's one of the last trees to change before the leaves all fall.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kennebunk Beach, Maine

Happened to be at Kennebunk Beach at today's extremely high tide, 60 degrees, lots of surfers, beautiful fall day in Maine!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sunrise, Pocologan, New Brunswick, Canada

A beautiful sunrise over the bay at Pocologan. I very rarely see the sunrise, not being a morning person, but this one was beautiful! Of course it was an hour later being Atlantic time, 7:14 not 6:14 am. There was a crescent moon still out, my older daughter, as a toddler, called it the"fingernail moon." There was sea smoke a little later and ice on the deck. 0 degrees C. with 10 km/h wind.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Chance Harbor, New Brunswick, Canada

In the rain all day today, love the subtle colors in this one...still did quite a bit of exploring!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Celtic Cross, St Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada

A beautiful day in New Brunswick, but very windy and quite chilly. Spent the day taking lots of photos for future paintings and a nice lunch at The Gables. Very quiet in St Andrews today, enjoying the end of the season quietly by the Celtic Cross.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blueberry Barren, near Elgin, New Brunswick, Canada

The sun came out briefly before noon when I was driving through the barrens. This morning I was at Wolfe Lake in Fundy National Park talking with a friendly Park Ranger about my painting trip, along comes another ranger with a good size black bear in a bear trap trailer!!! They let me look at the bear and it roared and charged at the cage end of the trap, very frightening to be near such an unhappy wild animal. They were relocating the bear to a quiet part of the Park. The Ranger told me to take a Midland Rd/ Mechanic Rd, dirt road to check out the foliage in the valley near Elgin. What he didn't tell me was that the road went right through the blueberry barrens! A lucky day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Waterside Beach, New Brunswick, Canada

Painted at Waterside Beach today at low tide, a perfect day! A little walk on the beach as my reward...

Monday, October 8, 2012

Alma, New Brunswick, Canada

At the beautiful village of Alma with 50 foot tides, I can see the tide from my window! This is about two hours from high tide. The lobster fleet sails in six days, lots of work on the boats going on this evening!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gardner Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

This is one of my favorite places to paint in New Brunswick, so peaceful and ever changing.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

New River Beach, New Brunswick, Canada

The wind was fierce and the waves were pounding the shore at New River Beach today!

Daicey Pond, Baxter State Park, Maine October 5

Yesterday was a beautiful day at Baxter State Park and painting on the Golden Road. Peak color south of Mt Katahdin this weekend.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Caves, St. Martins, New Brunswick

Painted at The Caves today at low tide, what a busy day in St Martins! Two large cruise ships docked in St John, dozens of buses, vans, and taxis with hundreds of people eating chowder and clams and lobster...taking pictures of the covered bridges. Tourist Season in New Brunswick! The little specs are some of the hundreds of people exploring The Caves, gives a sense of scale...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

South Freeport, Maine

After spending the morning painting and dropping off work for a show, it was nice to pretend to be tourists and to have a delicious lunch at Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster in South Freeport. Nice staff t- shirts at the restaurant, "SO. FREE. ME."

Monday, July 30, 2012

Portland, Maine

Beautiful day in Portland, come to Maine the Lobstermen need you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rainbow, Westbrook, Maine

Stepped outside at sunset to a beautiful full rainbow. We had a wild storm this afternoon with marble sized hail, thunder, lightening, strong wind and tropical downpour of rain. Now the air has cooled and is dryer and fresh.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Breakwater Farm, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

The view of Richmond Island from Breakwater Farm at last evenings Paint for Preservation 5th Annual Wet Paint Auction. Thirty beautiful works painted at locations all around the Cape sold for at record prices to benefit the Land Trust. Thank you to hosts Mark & Jeanette Hagen and to the trust for this event!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bug Light, South Portland, Maine

Beautiful painting day on Casco Bay, the heat and humidity have cleared out, Oh Maine, we love you!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Maspeth, New York & Westbrook, Maine

Left Brooklyn for Maine today, 82 degrees at 8am. Love the City, but also glad to get back to green!

Union Square, New York, New York

Super hot night in the city, heading to Washington Square Park to draw after seeing the Wolf Kahn show at Ameringer McEnery Yohe.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Baltimore, Georgetown and Corner of Lafayette, NYC

Nice weekend trip to Baltimore, DC and NYC. Hot and humid and lots of folks out enjoying their cities.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Portland Harbor

From the parking garage at the Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal on a perfect Maine summer day.

July 7, Westbrook, Maine

William Clarke Drive, the gateway to Westbrook downtown...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cathedral, Guild Hall, Portland, Maine

A perfect summer day in Portland today, so sorry for those in the extreme heat and those suffering from the fires and wild storms. Hoping that all will return to normal soon!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Before the Storm, Portland, Maine

Before a sudden downpour in the City today near Chestnut Street looking at Munjoy Hill.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

City Hall, Portland, Maine

A dark day with rain in June, feeling sad for all the people in the fires in the west.

Monday, June 18, 2012

At Boothby Square, Portland, Maine

Painted in a workshop with Oregon pastelist Marla Baggetta today with the Pastel Painters of Maine in Boothby Square in Portland, Maine. Fun to get back to painting plein air cityscapes in pastel! So much to choose from in the urban environment...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Boulder County, Colorado, June 7

A view driving to Terry Ludwig Pastels from Boulder to Littleton. Terry and crew were wonderful, restocked on "Eggplant" and some vibrants, blues and neutrals!!!

Thunderstorm on Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado, June 6

My first day in Boulder and there was an evening thunderstorm. The storm was severe southeast of Denver with hail that didn't melt until the next morning, tornado watch was also in effect. The rain didn't bother my walk along Boulder Creek Path to Pearl Street and back, a two hour walk.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Near the Mall, South Portland, Maine

Beautiful light near the mall this evening as the sun came out after a few days of rain. I love the colors and light of commercial buildings and often paint them.