This lobster pound in Boothbay across from Knickercane Island is a holding area that keeps the lobsters contained. The tide cleans and refreshes the holding area. I think nearby restaurants buy from the pound. It is a an interesting subject to paint.
The Camden Opera House welcomes back comedian Juston McKinney. General admission no-fee tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day-of-show, available at camdenoperahouse.com, by calling 236-3154 and at box office an hour before show time.
After selling out in August, the popular funnyman returns to the downtown Camden Opera House for his annual fall show. Cost: $29.50. Tickets at 236-3154 or camdenoperahouse.com. AS OF OCT. 8, THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT! There is no waiting list; ticketholders’ line on the stairs begins 6 p.m.
This sunken garden in Wiscasset is a treasure. It was planted inside a foundation from the 1800's. It is a lovely peaceful quiet haven in the middle of the town. It was a challenge to get all the elements in and still have a simplicity. I needed to get an interesting distance and still have a focal point. I used a palette knife in a few places. It was a really fun painting to do.
The Thistle Inn is open 7 days until December 31st for dinner only from 4pm-9pm. Happy Hour is in the Dory Pub and at the Fire Pit from 4pm-5pm daily. Come on in and check out our new Social Menu, offering quick and comforting meals at a price that won’t break the bank. Served from 4pm-5:30pm nightly. The social menu is available in all dining rooms and changes frequently. Look forward to seeing you all soon!!
The first annual Glenn Jenks Ragtime Revue honors the life and legacy of Camden's own ragtime pianist and composer by presenting today's hottest piano players Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $10 students and seniors; benefits Glenn Jenks Musical Scholarship. Tickets at camdenoperahouse.com or call 236-3154; also at door, box opens 6:30 p.m.
Points North Institute/Camden International Film Festival and the Camden Opera House screen a recent documentary at the Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1, Camden. Cost: $10; free younger than 18/college students with ID. Some films followed by in-person or Skyped Q&As. Monthly series through October
Camden Opera House presents One Night In Memphis, the critically acclaimed tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis. General admission tickets are $30 in advance at camdenoperahouse.com, $35 day of show.
Maine is full of cottages hugging her cliffs. It is a challenge to try to capture that feeling of isolation and independence that makes people seek out these places to live. It was a cold and windy day in November when I painted this. I would not want to be in one of those cottages during this weather.
Camden Opera House presents An Evening with Roger McGuinn, groundbreaking co-founder/frontman of The Byrds. General admission tickets are $30 in advance at camdenoperahouse.com, $35 day of show. Part of annual Camden Windjammer Festival weekend.
We, The Plein Air Painters of Maine, were invited to paint at the Gardens of a beautiful home in Trevett, Maine. They were astonishing. There were paths of every color and type of flower imaginable. There was even a raked Japanese garden with bonsai trees in it. It was a hot day but there was a gentle breeze coming off the river beside the gardens. Pure heaven on earth for a plein air painter.
CIFF Selects Extra: Points North Institute/Camden International Film Festival and the Camden Opera House screen 2018 documentary “Mike Wallace is Here.” Tickets are $10; free younger than 18/college students with ID, via camdenoperahouse.com. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Painting in fog is challenging. The foreground is clear and the background keeps appearing and disappearing. When I started this painting at Ocean Point I could not even see the lobster boat. By the time I was almost finished the boat was beginning to appear so I quickly painted it in before the fog changed again. I so like painting in fog!!!
The Camden Opera House presents Preposterous!, a fun family Pocket Circus show by the acclaimed Happenstance Theater. Tickets are $10, $5 for kids (5-18), $1 for those younger. Advance tickets at camdenoperahouse.com.
I probably have painted this little island over a hundred times and I am sure others have too. I never tire of it because it is different every time I paint it. The light changes it, the fog comes in, and even the weather changes it. The trees have changed so much over the years. It is like seeing it anew each time.
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I love it when squirrels eat people's couches and pillows. Twenty yards later, she will have a new slipcover and fresh pillows. I got a nice credit card sale. Apparently she neglected to buy "Squirrel Insurance." Oops.
Wind, Ice, snow and even the unfortunate accident can often lead to power outages.There is nothing quite like pulling into your driveway pushing your remote button and discovering your Garage Door won't open. For most homes with Garage Doors this creates an often frustrating and inconvenient situation. For homes equipped with the LiftMaster 8550 pushing that button offers you peace of mind knowing you still have access when the power goes out thanks to the battery back up feature.
Spruce Point is another great place to paint...especially in the early morning. The quiet silence when I painted this was palpable. There wasn't even a gull in the sky or a boat in sight. The ocean was so calm and serene. I love this kind of morning. The white rocks were just shining.... as if they were happy too.
Jazz in June presents a Jazz Brunch with live music in Curtis-Bok Banquet Room of 16 Bay View, Camden. Included in All Access Pass; $35 for non-pass holders. For more information, visit jazzinjunecamdenme.com.
Jazz in June brings the Kenny Barron Trio, Greg Abate Quartet and Peter Dembski Group to the Camden Opera House Saturday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $48, via camdenoperahouse.com or jazzinjunecamdenme.com. All Access Pass available, as well.
Regional performers Katie Matzell, Wayne Delano Quartet, Whitehead / Dean Group, Hyperphonix and The Extension Chords perform Saturday, June 15, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Camden Snow Bowl, Barnestown Road. Tickets are $15, $25 Family Pass, free younger than 6, via camdenoperahouse.com or jazzinjunecamdenme.com.
Incoming tides are fascinating! They can be thunderous with crashing waves, they can be skipping along briskly, they can be gently lapping against the shore or they can be turbulent like the one in my painting. How lucky I am to live in such an amazing place.
Points North Institute/Camden International Film Festival and the Camden Opera House screen a recent documentary. Cost: $10; free younger than 18/college students with ID. Some films followed by in-person or Skyped Q&As. Monthly series through October.
Liberty Farm is a great place to paint! There is so much to paint there. The hens check out my backpack on the ground. The ducks scatter around from place to place in groups and the geese give me "looks". The old barn is so interesting. When I am finished painting I go into the barn and buy eggs. Hopefully the whole experience goes into the painting and the viewer shares it.
On any given day you will see a plein air painter on the rocks at Ocean Point. It is a favourite place of artists from all over the world. It was such fun to paint this painting of a fellow artist, who is an avid painter, while he was standing precariously on the rocks. His signature is his red white and blue umbrella.