Sandy Dolan Maine Painting and Photography: April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Plein Air to Studio SOLD!

                                        Just Around the River Bend  12x12 oil on canvas panel

  This painting was started about 1 1/2 years ago outdoors on the East Branch of the Penobscot River.. It has been hanging around the studio because I knew it was not done. I just didn't know yet where to take it. I just finished it yesterday. It is a good feeling to get something like that moving again to completion. I often paint on location as many of you know. Some artists think that a painting done outside should not be touched again once it comes back to the studio.  I prefer to keep working on a painting until I feel it is complete whether it is finished on location or in the studio. I learn a lot from the paintings I complete in the studio.

Friday, April 25, 2014

New Web Site!!

Check out my new web site   I still have some tweaking to do but I wanted to get something up there. You can see my list of upcoming shows for the year and some of my photography work. There will be more photos added and other things too!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monhegan Island Dreamin' SOLD

                           Swim Beach Landing   Monhegan Island, Maine 12x16 oil on panel

This time of year I start making my travel wish list for the coming spring, summer, fall.  The first one that gets penciled in is always Monhegan. I love traveling out to the Maine islands and this is my favorite.  I did this painting last August. I took the earliest ferry at 7:00 a.m. and about one and a half hours later I was standing on Swim Beach painting away.  Love that!
This year I hope to also spend time in Stonington, Acadia, Baxter State Park, and some of the beaches that dot the coast.
I will also be working about 8 outdoor shows starting with the Old Port Festival in Portland June 8th. Then on to Bar Harbor June 21st and 22nd. It is going to be a busy summer and I hope you will stay in touch and visit my blog to see what is new.

My Etsy shop is here  just click on the link.