daily paintings

Cotton Ball Sunrise

Cotton Ball Sunrise Down Munjoy Street • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood panel • SOLD

We’ve got a sunrise sibling set for you this week. This was one of those mornings where everyone ran outside to watch the magic unfold. I had already been down on the Eastern Prom with the pups and was back home getting the critters their breakfast when I saw an insane pink glow over Munjoy Hill. I ran out to the top of Munjoy Street and observed in awe–what a light show Mother Nature had for us that morning. WOW! It looked like the sky was filled with fluorescent pink cotton balls. Pure magic.

Elizabeth Fraser • 6×6 • SOLD

Michael Fraser • 5.5×5.5 • SOLD

Sparkles in the Basin

Sparkles in the Basin • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • SOLD

Just reliving some blissful moments on the rocky coast of Maine. Such a treat to hop rocks, dip your feet in the water and feel the sun on your face while soaking up incredible beauty. Pinch me!

Spring Observatory

Spring Observatory • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • SOLD

We painted a recent winter Observatory painting the other day as our sibling set and I was inspired to continue with the theme of the Observatory, but chose a different season and angle to paint. Here’s the Observatory as seen from Cumberland Ave–I love all of the architectural lines happening here, as well as the buds in bloom and the boat waiting to be uncovered for the season.

Dusk on the Hill

Dusk on the Hill • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • SOLD

This week’s sibling set is a recent view from my street corner looking towards the Portland Observatory–one of my favorite landmarks–at sunset. We both just love this silhouetted scene. Hope you do too! It’s just so moody.

Elizabeth • 6×6 • SOLD
Michael • 5.5×5.5 • SOLD

Evening Glow

Evening Glow • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • $100 • purchase link

Here’s another painting of Fort Gorges at sunset from the rocky shore near the East End beach. This is a regular late afternoon walk for me in November–being near the water as day turns to night is always magical. I love how the shaded rocks at the shoreline ground us in the foreground while the sunlit Fort and Casco Bay Islands glow in the distance.


Portland • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $100 • SOLD

Here’s a little view of the city as seen from one of the piers. I love seeing the dock post, the boats, the lobster traps, the custom house and the city behind … all in one frame. So cool. For me, it’s the grit of the working waterfront that makes our city so special.

November Moon

November Moon • 6×6 • oil on wood panel • $100 • purchase link

We’re back for our Sibling series each weekend! We chose this lovely late autumn sunset scene from one of my November walks on the Eastern prom as the first sibling set of 2022. There are so many magical things happening at the same time here … a moonrise, autumn foliage still clinging on, the sunset glow on the fort and Casco Bay islands. All of it is just dreamy. I have to say that while I never look forward to the shorter days of winter, there is something so special about November walks on the prom at dusk. Hope you enjoy! Purchase the set and it ships for free.

E. Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood • $100
M.Fraser 5.5×5.5 • oil on wood • $95

Sunshine in Gouache

Here are four sunny gouache paintings inspired from my month on Vinalhaven this Fall. I had so much fun exploring trails and shorelines. There was inspiration at every turn and I love trying to capture some of the magic in gouache (similar to watercolour, but more opaque). These paintings measure 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches and are archivally matted to a standard size of 8×10.

Soft Winter Sunrise

Soft Winter Sunrise • 6×6 • oil on wood panel • SOLD

Here’s a little winter sunrise for you … pre-snow. I love the quiet cold of winter sunrises on the Eastern Prom. They just never get old! I’ll have some more coming soon as I have witnessed some beautiful ones this month. Wishing you all a wonderful 2022 filled with joy, peace and good health. And thank you so much for your support–I am grateful for you every day.

On the Edge of Fog

On the Edge of Fog, Carver’s Harbor • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

Fog on the Maine coast is so fun. It rolls in and out and over everything. Sometimes it breaks open and sometimes it doesn’t. This particular day it looked as though it was going to come in and wipe away the sunshine on shore, but it never did. Such a beautiful sight.