Tag Archives: mid-coast Maine

Help a brother out

Last week a fire severely damaged an apartment building on Main Street in Rockland. The fire was notable to me for two things. First, although the ground floor was gutted, the utilities survived so that the upper-floor tenants could reoccupy their homes. Second, those tenants included two artists of my acquaintance: painters Alison Hill and […]

The Perils of Painting

Since it entered the public consciousness, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley have been Ground Zero for Lyme disease. Despite working in tick areas, I’ve been pretty negligent about insect control overall. My tests for it have always come up negative. Even though several of my painter friends have intractable forms of the disease, I coasted on my […]

The world’s greatest numpty

No, I cannot figure out how to embed this in my website. That’s why I put it here. While I’m tentatively trying to outsource some of my support work, one thing I’m stuck doing is my website. Furthermore, it has to be done in HTML. I am married to a programmer and my daughter is […]

Paint Beautiful Acadia

I told you I’d give you the details of my workshop before anyone else gets them: Paint beautiful Acadia August 7-19, 2016 Now expanded to two weeks! Download a paper registration form. Register online here. Dramatic, inspirational Schoodic Peninsula in Maine’s Acadia National Park will be our base for a second year. By popular demand, […]

Black stovepipes and blacker dogs

I am out of small toned canvases, so I took a 9X12 with me to paint my quick sketch at Rockport harbor. It’s, well, sketchy, but I needed to be done by noon. As I painted, I watched a man playing fetch with his dog, a tiny little ball of black fur named Moose. As I was packing […]