Sandy Dolan Maine Painting and Photography: August 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Large Commission Painting and Story



In the spring a valued customer purchased 5 of my small paintings of Maine. One of the scenes was of this view of a location in a little community called Bayside. This neighborhood is built mostly on a hillside overlooking Penobscot Bay. It has many cottages that have been passed down through generations of families. Lots of history there. Many of these cottages are decorated with gingerbread trim. Families return summer after summer to enjoy this place.
My customer liked the fact that this painting made him feel like he was standing in the cool shade and looking out on this scene. He asked if I could do a larger version of this. Now the original was 6"x8" so I thought it was pretty exciting to think of making it into a 3'x4' painting! He asked if I would add his dog Jack into the picture and I thought that was a great idea.
Above is a photo of the finished painting and I thought you might enjoy seeing some photos of the process of making this.




Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bar Harbor Painting SOLD

                                                     Pots and Blooms  6x6 oil on panel

  Recently a painter friend and I went to Bar Harbor to look for subjects. I couldn't resist this mix of flower pots and blooms with all the colors and textures. This was a fun painting to do.
I am still working on the large commission painting and am closing in on the finish. I will share a photo when it is done.