Sunday, October 31, 2010
In the meantime I've since become a good witch, which means when Halloween rolls around I am confronted with a major struggle. On the one hand I have to fight really hard against a temptation to go out and do something way cool like put a lit cherry bomb in someone's garbage can and watch the lid blow 100 feet into the air. Even thinking about it gives me goose bumps! On the other hand it's also a time of much angst because if you believe in karma as I do, I've got to believe that one of these days I'm going to walk out my front door and see a billion pieces of toilet paper scattered all over my front yard!
Good Witch, 8" x 8" watercolor • Framed to 12" x 12" • $200
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Roaming Home • 7" x 7" watercolor • Framed to 12" x 12" • $200
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
US Route One is the main street through Wiscassett, Maine. There is no other way to get from the southern coast to the mid coast because there is no other bridge within 100 miles on which to get over the Sheepscott River. We locals avoid it like the plague during the summer because the traffic is backed up for five miles north and south, from Memorial Day until Labor Day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The cause of the clog is a little shack on the side of the road at the edge of town called Red's Eats. It's supposed to have the best lobster roll in the state. Of course we locals know that there are 50 other places like Red's that sit on the ocean in a far more picturesque setting and charge either the same price or less for their lobster roll! C'mon people, you've got to know this is a tourist trap! But they don't, and people will sit an extra hour in traffic, spend another half hour looking for a place to park, stand in line in the hot sun for another hour, and eat their dust-covered, exhaust-infused lobster roll anyway.
In the meantime, there's also a charming little place on US Route One right in the middle of Wiscassett called Treats. It's a cafe that serves terrific pasteries and egg sandwiches for breakfast, delicious lunches, and the best coffee in the state of Maine - Carrabassett Coffee. It has all kinds of goodies including cheeses, fresh-baked-on-the premises bread and rolls, great wine, etc. Seating is one big farmhouse table. You're forced to chat with your neighbors!
My partner Tom and I FINALLY got there ourselves last Sunday and had a wonderful sandwich and cup of coffee. I thought I'd whip out a little sketch of the place to share with all of you. It's really worth stopping by especially now with all of the foliage in full bloom.
Treats • 8" x 8" watercolor • SOLD
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Lunar Affect • 8" x 8" acrylic on archival watercolor paper • Framed to 12" x 12" • $200
Saturday, October 23, 2010
On the one hand scientists define the moon as a "terrestrial planet" (because it's composed of rock and metal), as opposed to a "gas giant" like Jupiter and Saturn (composed mainly of hydrogen and helium), or an "ice giant" like Uranus and Neptune (largely composed of ices such as water, ammonia and methane).
On the other hand, when I look up at the moon - like I did last night - I always wonder what my ancestors must have thought it was. I think the moon prompts me into a cellular memory - an exhilarating feeling of wonderment and maybe a little fear - of witnessing something that I can't explain.
Moon • 8 X 8 • Acrylic on archival watercolor paper • Framed to 12" x 12" • $200
Friday, October 22, 2010
Caught in the act on my neighbor's chimney.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Can't Let Go • 8" X 8" • Acrylic on archival watercolor paper • Framed to 12" x 12" • $200
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Painting available at Gold/Smith Gallery • Sugarloaf Mountain • $1200 framed