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 Original Paintings of Maine in Pastel, Watercolor, Oil, Asian Ink and Japanese Gold Leaf.

FRESH OFF THE EASEL

Cloud watercolor maine

Search for the Cloud

During a show in Gorham Maine, I worked on this piece. Two young ladies watched while we talked about art as a form of story telling. They came back and told me the story they saw in this picture and so Rose and Hannah named it for me!

THANK YOU ROSE AND HANNAH for making my show so wonderful! You gave me the great gift of time, curiosity and imagination!

Pastel Fall Maine

Dawn Moon Over Beautiful Trees on Rt 1

WHERE TO SEE whopaints WORK

whopaints STUDIO & GALLERY Open every day 8-8 except May 20 and 22.

ASTICUE INN Northeast Harbor, Maine

SEVENARTS DAYS

I will be at SevenArts in Ellsworth

April  30, May 3,9,16

Bring art questions and ideas and lets talk art!

SHOWS:

May 28,29,30 Paradise City Northampton Mass

June 18-19 Bar Harbor Art in the Park, Bar Harbor Maine

 NEW TO WHOPAINTS – POSTERS

Poster of Mount Desert

Complements Over Acadia

 
 

WHY DIFFERENT MEDIUMS

Being essentially a visual story teller, I work in 5 different mediums choosing the one with the right ‘voice’ for the story being told.

beribboned-223x300Watercolor is liquid and amorphous; I let the water move the pigment.

Oil is goopy and richly textured.

Pastel Flower

Counterpoint

Pastel Maine woods

Beach Drive Sunrise
24 x 36

I work with pastel on  sandpaper. Not being a blender, sandpaper allows me to build 10-15 distinct layers. What this means is I can put complementary and warm and cool colors on top of each other and not get grey.

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Ink is immediate capturing the essence or spirit of what is being painted. This medium and the Gold Leaf are a wedding of my two cultures. Having lived on the coast in both Maine and Northern Japan engendered my reverence for the rawness of less civilization and these mediums with their use of negative space capture this.

Asian Ink Painting of Crow

Hunkered Down

gold leaf shore

After Snow Before High Tide

Gold leaf is eloquent ever changing in all different lights.