Fishing Casco Bay / Creating Maine Art

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Life is pretty rosey in Maine right now. The weather was gorgeous today with full on sunshine and the fishing was fine. Most of the guys went out lobster fishing today and a few have been fishing for Bluefin tuna lately. Others have been taking advantage of the run on Menhaden (pogies) and mackerel lately.

I've been up to The Barn finishing up some paintings today and working on some other art. Have a cool Popham Beach coat rack the captain and I are designing together (it's like six feet long with wooden pegs on  salvaged piece of driftwood), and a consignment for a painting of Popham Beach with the lighthouse but without the pilings in oil. Also working on four, count 'em, paintings of scenes around Phippsburg including a panorama of Totman Cove, Low Tide (West Point, Phippsburg, Maine), and two 16x20 acrylics of The Old West Point Store in Phippsburg, Maine and The Narrows, West Point, Maine. Finally painting Dirt Roads that Lead to The Sea from my photo of a scene up the New Meadows River I shot about a year ago. Check out my twitter feed for pics.

The photo shoots went well last week and I'm waiting to see which pics the clients like best. Sent them each a video of their pics so they could easily look through and select the ones that are their favorites. Such beautiful subjects it was difficult getting a bad pic of anyone!

Well, need to get some supper up in here and spend some quality time with the captain. Short little of it in the summer but once the winter rolls around we'll be hanging out together a lot more. I think long winters are what have kept us together all these years. That and the fact that we place ourselves on deserted islands and such and are foced into close quarters. Something to be said for that ;)

Have a wonderful week, friiends, family & followers. Thanks for following the journey. More later ...



Maine Fishing Art Beaches Weather Blog

Thursday August 14, 2014

Good Morning from Midcoast Maine. It's a little breezy here today and there are three fishermen sitting here talking it over and wondering what the weather will do. They are trying to decide if they should go haul lobster traps, try for some bait fish or just work ashore today. I'm opting for them to take a day off and rest. They've been going full tilt lately and I think they all need a rest. Just saying ...

Lucky enough to have five commissions in the works. One is finished, one is almost finished, one is being planned soon, one is in negotiation stages, and one has not been started. Feeling a bit overwhelmed for someone who just a few years ago could only paint one thing at a time. Got over that real quick when the paintings started selling faster than I could paint them. This is a wonderful thing. Feeling blessed.

Went down to Popham Beach on Tuesday to visit with my friend, Diane, the owner of Spinney's Restaurant. Sitting on her deck overlooking the restaurant, beach, lighthouse, and old pilings and Coast Guard Light Station was one of the most relaxing few hours I've had all summer. The place was abolutely packed but the scenery is so breathtaking there that it is one of the most relaxing places on the planet.

Put a new art show up with the arwork of Cindy Ballard at Sebasco Harbor Resort last week. She has an adorable Crusty Crab she has painted on a salvaged window. Love that one! Her art is showing through August 21, 2014. We are so thankful for the opportunity to showcase local art at The Ledges at Sebasco Harbor Resort. They are also stocking their Sea Chest Gift Shop with all local Maine artists. What a wonderful way to support the local arts!

Going to town to pick up some art supplies this morning before I go up to The Barn to paint. If you are on your way to Sebasco or Popham Beach stop by for a visit. We currently have the work of at least 16 artists at The Barn and you are sure to find something really cool.

Have a wonderful week, friends, followers & family. Thanks for following the journey. More later :)



Up at The Barn in Maine

Saturday August 9, 2014

Hey, friends  and family - We are having a wonderfully delightful summer on the edge of paradise up here in Maine. The sun has been shining, the sunsets have been gorgeous (we could use a few more lobsters, but they've started crawling), I'm selling lots of art up at The Barn and having a blast.

Sold most of the paintings from my Sebasco Habor Resort Art Show which was called The Benjamin Darling Descendant show and incoporated scenes of Malaga Island, Harbor Island, and The New Meadows River.

Now I'm working on paintings of Popham Beach, one of just the ocean, West Point, Maine, and a panorama of Small Point, Maine. Real busy, but loving it.

Lots to do so I have to run but I will post more pics and catch you all up soon on the adventures of myself, The Captain, and our three cats. We are looking to possibly sell our island property in Florida and find something a little further south! I wish it was Costa Rica but I think that's just too hot for The Captain, so we will have to find somewhere in between.

Thanks for following the journey. More later :)