daily paintings

Quiet Morning

Quiet Morning • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

The beauty and stillness from this quiet morning walk around Lane’s Island just called to me for a painting. It’s definitely a muted beauty and that is what I love about it. I could use more of this in my life! :-). Ahhhhh.

Sunrise from the Boat

Sunrise from the Boat • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

One of the benefits of hopping on the first boat off of the island in October is catching the sunrise. This particular morning the sky was on fire! And it just didn’t stop. Wow. Just wow. Always a treat to witness these moments.

Sibling Set: Autumn Sunrise Walk

Autumn Sunrise Walk • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

Following oceanside trails is fun at any time of day … but there is something extra special about doing it at sunrise. I love watching the sun burn through and over the pine trees and light up the marsh grasses and rocks of the shoreline. So special and peaceful. Cheers to more of that!

E. Fraser-6×6-oil on wood

M. Fraser-6×6-oil on wood-purchase

Window Through the Trees

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Window Through the Trees • 6×6 oil on wood SOLD

I love being surprised by a beautifully framed view. In this case, the pine trees on all sides of me opened up a little window, highlighting the morning sun on the shore across the way. I can’t think of a better way to start the day!

Rocks in the Basin

Rocks in the Basin • 6×6 • oil on wood panel • SOLD

I love sitting on the granite rocks and ledges and listening to the birds and the seals in the Basin. It’s so peaceful and beautiful and peace and beauty is what we can all use more of. And I love seeing the greens of the seaweed clinging to the rock and floating on the surface of the water as the tide goes in and out. I keep coming back to this spot to just sit, listen and sketch. I hope you can feel a little bit of the magic.

Daybreak on the Island

Daybreak on the Island • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

When the world around us is so tragic and heart-wrenching, we seek beauty and we paint. Mother nature keeps showing up and so will we. Here is a sibling set of the sunrise I witnessed on Thursday morning, the morning after the Lewiston, Maine, shootings. It was stunning. I cried.

We pray for the victims and all of their loved ones, for the people who witnessed the unimaginable, and for a community and state torn apart by this senseless act of terror.

Lewiston Auburn is my partner’s hometown. Two of her brother’s and their families live there and much of her extended family live there. All of our family celebrations are spent there. We are still processing this horrific act and are sending our love out to ALL of you. May we find peace in a beautiful moment in nature and love and healing in one another.


E. Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood

M. Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

Moody Sky

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Moody Sky • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood

I took the pups for a trail walk on an overcast afternoon and we were rewarded with some sun and a moody sky when we made it to the shore. I sat on the rocks and did a little sketching while the dogs explored the gorgeous low tide shoreline below. Such a beautiful outing.

Autumn Shore

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Autumn Shore • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood

I’ve been walking the trails on Lane’s Island a lot and I just can’t get enough of this view. I love the marsh grass and the way the opposing shorelines reach out across Indian Creek. Such a special place and always my first stop when I arrive on Vinalhaven.

Colorful Gray Day

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Colorful Gray Day • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

I sat on a bench with the ebbing tide flowing below and took in the gorgeous scenery of Vinal Cove and painted. The rush of the water flowing through a narrow passage was so relaxing and I had a bald eagle fly overhead. So beautiful!