Thursday, July 24, 2008

Southern Maine

"Maine Coast", 5"x7", Oil on Board
I haven't been doing a lot of painting this summer because I've had so many other things going on. I painted this quick, little landscape of a scene I found down near Cape Elizabeth. Over the past couple of weeks, I've also made some trips to the coast to view and sketch boats and dinghies so I may be working on paintings of them in the future. A few weeks ago, I was also fortunate enough to get down to Boothbay Harbor to view Kevin Beer's work at Gleason Fine Art gallery. It was a pretty impressive show of Maine landscapes especially the paintings of Monhegan Island. I was hoping for a chance to go to Monhegan before the summer is over.


Joanne said...

Hi Jean,
I envy you living so close to water, being able to sketch boats and such! There is nothing quite like the smell of ocean air, and the sight of boats and their reflections in water!
Once again, you have captured this lovely area so beautifully. I am glad that it came together quickly and easily - yet is so lovely.
Have a wonderful summer!

Jean Victory said...

Thanks for your support! I hope my oil landscapes get better, it's just going to take some time. I hope your painting is coming along and you're not continuing to have problems painting metal. Just remember to simplify it.

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