Sandy Dolan Maine Painting and Photography: July 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Maine Lobster Festival and Paintings

                                                            6x8 oil on Ray Mar panel

This week I am going to the Maine Lobster Festival. I have been selling my work at the outdoor art shows for about 9 years. This year I will be doing 10 shows. Usually I have to go and set up my own tent but at this show the artists are under one big tent. It is a lot less work and worry. Here are some photos to show you some of the hands on work today.

                                            This pile of stuff becomes...

                                      this.    I will bring in the paintings and photos tomorrow and hang everything.

This show requires lighting because we stay open until 10 pm. Long days.
Here are some of the paintings I will be showing including the lead painting at the top.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Arts in the Park Belfast,Maine

                                                 View for Two  Monhegan Island  6x6 oil

This week I am getting ready for the Belfast Arts in the Park show. The show runs for two days. I will set up my booth on Friday and the show opens on Saturday and closes at the end of Sunday.
So far the weather is looking good and I have found out that my booth will be located right on the water front. Nice to have a booth with a view!  This is my second year at the Belfast show. I have been busy doing some framing and making cards for my display.
 I have been meeting with a customer who has commissioned me to do a large 3'x4' painting. We have been going over the details of what will be included. I have never done a painting this large and I am excited to get going on this new project!


                                                            Monhegan Surf   6x8oil sold

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

John Cosby Workshop!

                                                       Garden Days  6x6 oil on panel

This past week I had the privilege of attending a workshop with California Impressionist painter John Cosby. I traveled to Cape Cod Massachusetts for this. John comes to the Cape to teach once every two years. It is a 6 hour drive for me from my house.
I learned an amazing amount from this talented painter and teacher. I got a chance to try out some new painting methods that will be very helpful to me as I continue on. John's lessons on values, composition,and edges were just some of the important things covered.
It is always so much fun to be around and work along side other painters and share some of the workshop experiences together.

Heading In  6x8 oil on panel
Hope you enjoy seeing these paintings that I did at the workshop.
Thank you John Cosby!