daily paintings

Summer Sunset Glow

Summer Sunset Glow • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

The weekend got away from me … a long bike ride, visiting with friends and celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary in the family. Phew! I did manage to carve out a little time to paint with my brother yesterday, just not enough time to post. Here we go …

Summer sunsets over water are magic … especially when enjoyed from a paddle board! Here’s a special one for our sibling set with a bold sky and gorgeous lake reflections. Ahhhh! I don’t know about you, but I always sleep better after catching a summer sunset.

E. Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood • purchase
M. Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood • purchase

July Sunrise on the Prom

July Sunrise on the Prom • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • $125 • purchase link

We’re back with a sibling set after a rather long break. Life just got in the way for a bit. We’re hoping to keep this rolling as we have so much fun doing these. Here’s a sunrise from earlier this week on the Eastern Prom that I shared with Michael and we made it happen. Summer Sunrises in Maine are early, so I don’t catch them that often, but they’re always a treat. And seeing our interpretations of the same scene makes my heart sing. Enjoy.

E. Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood • purchase
M. Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood • purchase

Berry Time I & II

Berry Time I • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link
Berry Time II • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

I’m back in Maine … and I’m getting to enjoy a second strawberry season. What a treat! I went and picked berries with a couple of girlfriends last week and of course, I couldn’t resist painting them. Fresh picked strawberries truly are nature’s candy. So good! I hope you got to enjoy some too. 🙂

Full Moon on the Beach

Full Moon on the Beach • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

Full moons and new moons are my favorite on Fripp because I love watching the extra high tides come in around me–it’s such a magical feeling to feel as though you are floating in the marsh.  And then to catch moonrises and sunsets over the full marsh and  beach is icing on the cake.  Here’s the gorgeous full moon rising through the dunes and sea grass.  I love how the white sand dunes almost looks like snow.  So cool!

Here’s a new Lowcountry video with some snippets of the magic. If you’ve had your eye on a Lowcountry painting, now is the time to grab it as I’m headed back North next week.

Dusk on the Marsh

Dusk on the Marsh • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

High tide on the marsh is my favorite! And when it coincides with sunrise or sunset, it’s the best! Here’s a look across Marsh Dunes Road during one of the magical moments. Such a treat to witness this lowcountry magic!

Munjoy Hill

Munjoy Hill • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

A little painting of my hood back home in Maine at sunset. As many of you know, the Portland Observatory is my favorite Portland landmark the way it stands tall overlooking the city, the bay and beyond.

Under the Umbrella

Under the Umbrella • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • $125 • purchase link

I love popping into Low Country Cider Co. & Superior Coffee not only because I love their oat milk lattes, but I also because I love their patio! Just look at these orange umbrellas and blue tables. So inviting. Come on, let’s enjoy a cup of joe!

Lane’s Island Joy

Lane’s Island Joy • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • SOLD

Painting the Lowcountry is so different from painting the Maine coast. The shores are so different–it’s all sand and marsh down here and mostly rocky ledges and pine trees at home. Today I decided to let myself get lost in the familiar which is the rugged island coastline. So fun. I love the colors of the shore, the seaweed, water and beyond. So inviting!

Tropical Sunset

Tropical Sunset • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

There are a few similarities between the South Carolina Lowcountry and the Maine coast … lots of beauty, islands, water, wonderful wildlife and in places the marsh looks the same. But really they are such different landscapes and the colors have a different feel too. Here’s a recent sunset as seen from the end of Fiddler’s Ridge. I love the light setting over the marsh and the silhouette of the palms. And I don’t recall getting eaten alive by noseeums, so there must have been a bit of a breeze. 🙂

Fiddler’s Sunset

Fiddler’s Ridge Sunset • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • $125 • purchase link

I love all sunsets, but when there are some floating clouds that call for a dramatic end to the day, that is my favorite! I have witnessed a few of them over the marsh on Fiddler’s Ridge recently and it’s pure magic. At this time of year we can watch them right from the kitchen or the deck and I feel so lucky. I shared this one with my brother for our sibling set.

Elizabeth • 6×6 • oil on wood • purchase
Michael • 6×6 • oil on wood • purchase