Rocky Shoreline, Grand Manan

After returning from Grand Manan in September, this drawing sat forgotten in a corner of my studio. I stumbled across it yesterday and revisited a nice bit of rocky coastline

Rocky Shoreline, graphite and Conte on Canson board. 12 x 18 inches

Grand Manan Shoreline, graphite and Conte on Canson board. 12 x 18 inches

Oak Hill Bluff, Acadia. Work continues…

Oak Hill Bluff, Grap[hoite on Canson board, 15 x 15 inches

Oak Hill Bluff, Graphite on Canson board, 15 x 15 inches

As the tide swings around I have to switch back to my high-tide-morning drawing site. It was a beautiful, foggy morning.

Little Hunter’s , July Morning

Little Hunter's , July Morning, 11 x 12 inches, oil on linen, 2013

Little Hunter’s , July Morning, 11 x 12 inches, oil on linen, 2013

This is painting was just finished up and popped in a frame, just in time to make the upcoming exhibition at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Delivering tomorrow, members’ preview and reception 8/7/13.

Back to Basics, work in progress

Ledge, Work in Progress 12 x 13 in. oil on linen

Ledge, Work in Progress 12 x 13 in. oil on linen

This was a perfect morning to be out painting on Frenchman Bay. I need another 90 minutes to bang in the  water and foreground but I wanted to tackle those two areas with a fresh set of eyes. I’ve been doing tons of pencil drawings rather than oil paintings. out on location. It feels great to be settling into oil paint again.

The New Studio Takes Shape

14 x 20 foot Hemlock timber frame

14 x 20 foot Hemlock timber frame

The studio building is taking shape! Once the rafters are on and the bracing done, the frame will be disassembled and moved out behind our house.

Future site of the studio

Future site of the studio