Sandy Dolan Maine Painting and Photography: January 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Inside Story

                                                  The Inside Story 6"x8" oil on panel

Today I have finished this painting of the inside of a lobsterman's workshop.  There are many small workshops such as this one along the coast of Maine. Here lobstermen prepare all their equipment for the work they do.  I hope you like today's choice of image. Thanks for stopping by to have a look. Leave a message if you wish. I love to hear from my visitors.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Devocean in Stonington, Maine SOLD

                                                Devocean  6"x8" oil on panel  $195.00

 When I saw this boat in Stonington, Maine I knew I would have to paint it. I loved the color of it first of all and then I noticed the creative name this lobsterman had given his boat. DEVOCEAN.          Today I have to say no matter how many times I paint water I still struggle with it.

 Thank you so much for stopping by to see my work!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stonington, Maine Stern Man Watch SOLD

                                                 Stern Man Watch 6"x8" oil on panel

Stonington is a hard working fishing community on the coast of Maine. I always love how the islands look off in the distance from this shore as the boats head out of the harbor. These lobstermen are done for the day and just finished unloading their catch at the dock.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Late Summer Fish Beach Monhegan Island Maine

                                            Late Summer Fish Beach 6"x8" oil on panel

This is a scene I saw on Fish Beach on Monhegan Island, Maine when I visited there in late August of 2013. I always love the beautiful simple wooden dories that dot the beach there. The great shapes and subtle colors are what attracts me. The late summer afternoon light added a nice dimension to this scene.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Summer Sailing Curtis Island Light SOLD

                                 Summer Sailing  6"x8" 

This location is in a town called Camden, Maine. Curtis Island Light guides boats coming into Camden Harbor. All kinds of boats can be seen in the summer coming and going from large passenger schooners to the smallest of sail boats and kayaks.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tea Roses SOLD

Tea Roses 6"x8" oil on panel SOLD!
These are my favorite cups from my still life shelf. I go to second hand shops and look for diner dish wear. I like the sturdy shapes and the down home feel they have. Wouldn't this be great for a breakfast nook wall. I can see the morning sun splashing across the table and smell something good cooking in the kitchen right now.
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Garden Jive in Pink and Purple

                                   Garden Jive in Pink and Purple 6"x8" oil on canvas panel
                                                                   $195.00 unframed

I wanted another day of flower painting as an antidote to this winter weather. This may become a yearly tradition because I am having fun with this! I have several flower gardens in my yard that I have been nurturing for about 25 years. Every year I try something new. These Peonies are very hardy here in Maine and I love them every year when they return.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Garden Table for Two SOLD

                                  Garden Table for Two  6"x6" oil on canvas panel $95.00  SOLD

I am continuing the garden theme with today's painting. I think I really need the color right now! Today I also decided to work with a limited  palette. Three colors plus white.
This looks like a cozy corner to enjoy a visit with a good friend, share some food, drink and fun.
Let's go!!

My shop .  If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog page you can also see a link to the Etsy shop. It is called an Etsy mini. I can't figure out how to bring it up to the top of the page where I want it. Any suggestions on that?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Enchanted Garden SOLD

                                                Enchanted Garden 6"x8" oil on panel

I decided to continue with the garden theme today. It is -5 degrees here and we are expecting our 3rd snow storm so I thought I would take temporary refuge inside this garden I photographed last summer. Ahhh.... Pass the lemonade.

And now back to reality. Here is a photo taken near my house in the last few days. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words and you can see what I mean. Pass the wood for the stove please!

.Thanks for stopping by today and I always welcome any comments!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year Sunflowers SOLD!

New Year Sunflowers 6x8 oil on panel

 Happy New Year all. It has been very cold and snowy here in Maine and I thought it would be a good time for some bright sunflowers. I will be adding more paintings too so stay tuned. 2014 is going to be a great year. I am so excited to have my new shop up and going. Thank you so much for stopping by and please have a look at my new shop and tell me what you think.