Sunday, October 29, 2023

#470 • Where's Love?

Click here to purchase this painting #470

This past week has been a tough one for us here in Maine as it has been for other communities, families and friends who have suffered great loss. There's no short cutting the healing, no remedy for the pain. But there is still Love - it never goes away and there's always enough.

I had the good fortune to spend a week at an ashram one year many years ago with my brother who is a follower. It wasn't a fun vacation. It was tough. Unbeknownst to me, you go there to do your work, to flush out demons and come to understanding. A lot happened to me there - it was a profound experience on many levels and one I will never forget. But tonight I remembered probably the biggest lesson I learned and have held in my heart all of these years. When things get tough I ask "Where's Love?" And I eventually feel it. And then see it because it's always here, around all of us. That to me is magical, like a star lit full moon fall night sky in Maine.

Where's Love? • 8" x 8" acrylic framed to 12" x 12" • $275

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

#469 • The Final Green

Click here to purchase this painting #469

So, I guess I'll throw in the towel here and start doing some fall sketches. Looks like we have until this weekend and then warm air starts heading back south.

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The drama is irresistible to those of us who are driven to and learn to thrive on it.

The Final Green • 8" x 8" watercolor framed to 12" x 12" • $275

Friday, October 20, 2023

#468 • Still Greening

Click here to purchase this painting #468

Up until a week ago, the western foothills were still looking like summer. Though the trees were changing, the grasses and field crops were looking like they were still greening up to me. Some farmers got a third cut in. 

It's been a strange season - gardeners will attest to that. I finally started getting ripe tomatoes in earnest a couple of weeks ago. And all of the many woolly caterpillars I've saved crossing the road where I now walk are saying we're in for an average winter. What that means these days is up in the air, but lets hope winter stays right up here in the mountains where it's appreciated.

Still Greening • 8" x 8" watercolor/pen and ink framed to 12" x 12" • $275

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

#467 • Hanging On To Summer


Click here to purchase this painting #467

Took a trip to Portland this week and even down there leaves are starting to hint at the big changeover. I'm not giving in yet. It's officially autumn but I'm not falling for it.

Hanging On To Summer • 8" x 8" acrylic framed to 12" x 12" • $275