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Spring Tendrils

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

I entered Downeast Magazine’s Art of Giving Challenge- Maine artists were asked to submit work and choose a charity.  4 artists are chosen, their work raffled at the Gala in Portland on September  17th and all the proceeds go to the chosen charities. I chose Downeast Coastal Conservancy which steward’s Pigeon Hill. This piece was chosen!

Gold Leaf Maine Landscape

August Dawn Pigeon Hill

My family is offering to any of my patrons the following: if you go to the Gala you can have a free night at our camp so you wake early and hike up Pigeon Hill! For more information go here.

Here is the link to the Downeast Magazine’s article

whopaints Gallery & Studio

in Winter Harbor, Maine

 

ON THE EASEL

Watercolor Maine Mist

Petit Manan Haze

 

 

Night Storm Gold Leaf

Night Storm- In the Fine Arts Museum of Boston’s Gift Shop. It will be there for sale during the Hokusai exhibit

 

whopaints Gallery & Studio

in Winter Harbor, Maine

is open to the public year round. It is place in which one can relax, browse, ask questions and investigate supplies.

I will be at SevenArts

August 22,29

September 2

 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.

Soft pastel on sand paper builds depth taking the eye into the picture. Using a tender wrist while not blending, I can build 10-15 distinct layers  including using complementary and warm and cool colors.

Oil is goopy and richly textured.

-12 Degrees Main Street

-12 Degrees Main Street

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.