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

FRESH OFF THE EASEL

Gold Leaf Maine Ocean and Iris

Sitting Behind the Masonic Hall Watching the Mist Come In

 

WHERE TO SEE  WORK

whopaints STUDIO & GALLERY Open every day 8-8

WINTER HARBOR FARMER’S MARKET– Tuesdays 9-12:00

ASTICOU INN Northeast Harbor, Maine

SEVENARTS  Maine Grind, Main St. Ellsworth

I will be at SevenArts in Ellsworth

July 24, 28

HUTTON GALLERY, Deer Isle, Maine

KULKINSKI WOODWORKING STUDIO, Shelburne Falls, Mass

VILLAGE CAFE Hancock Maine

GERRISH CAFE  Winter Harbor, Me

NEXT SHOW:

CFAAM Southwest Harbor July 30-31

 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.