daily paintings

Sunset at the Crab Shack

Sunset at the Crab Shack • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

I walk down to the neighborhood crab shack just about every day. I love going out on the dock to take in the magic of the marsh and the tides. When there is water in the creek the reflections of the sky are so cool. This was from a sunset outing the other day that I shared it with my brother. He always makes his skies bigger if he can which is fun. I love the softness and stillness we both captured in our own way.

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

Sea Grass Sunrise

Sea Grass Sunrise • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • SOLD

I’ve been sharing some of my photos with my brother and we decided to do another Fripp beach sunrise for this weeks sibling set. It’s fun to get lost in the colors of the beach at sunrise … I love the cools and the warms of the light coming across the water, beach and sand dunes. And of course that amazing sea grass reaching and swaying in the breeze is so cool. The beach is such a magical place!

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

Marsh Madness

Marsh Madness • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • SOLD

I’m surrounded by marsh down here in the Lowcountry and I love it. It’s so much fun to watch the tides and wildlife come and go. And of course the colors and reflections are different in each passing moment. The beauty of nature never gets old, does it?

Day Break On the Dunes

Daybreak on the Dunes 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

We’re back with a Sibling set after taking a couple of weeks off. Phew! It’s so nice to get back on track. I’m down in the South Carolina Lowcountry, enjoying the salty air, the beach, the dunes and the marsh. I go for a sunrise beach walk every day and this is the view I enjoy as I make my way to the shore. It never gets old. Michael and I have been coming down here since we were kids–such a treat!

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

Moon Set, Sunrise

Moon Setting Over the Beach • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link
Sunrise Walk • oil on wood • SOLD

I’m down in the South Carolina Lowcountry right now and walking on the beach in the morning is my favorite way to start the day … especially when there’s a full moon involved. We got down to the beach and didn’t know which way to turn: at one end of the beach the moon was setting and at the other, the sun was coming up. Beautiful. This is my happy place. I decided to paint these 2 scenes from different days setting moon days. It’s so cool to see the different colors that the setting moon and rising sun offer up, isn’t it?

Porcupine Island Glow

Porcupine Island Glow • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

The days are getting longer and the afternoon light is so delightful and has us thinking of warmer afternoons … like this one. Here’s a view of a few of the Porcupine Islands for this week’s sibling set as seen from the road up Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. So gorgeous! I love seeing how we both interpret the light and the softness this scene.

I also have a gouache rendition of this same scene available. Click here for the image & purchase info.

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

Dusk on Crockett Cove

Dusk on Crockett Cove • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • SOLD

I had so many amazing walks and adventures in October … enough to fuel my paintings for a long time to come. I shared this image with my brother this week and he agreed it would be a nice one to paint. I was sitting up here on Little Tiptoe Mountain looking out over Crockett Cove as the sun went down trying to decide if I should stay put and watch the moon come up over the island or if I should shuffle down the steep, rocky ledge before it got too dark. I soaked up the view of the cove at dusk for a few more minutes and headed to a safer destination to view the moonrise. I packed in so many amazing views in one evening. Such an amazing treat.

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

Mount Desert Narrows

Mt. Desert Narrows • 12×6 • oil on cradled wood • SOLD

Inspired by the warm weather today I decided to get lost in this happy little summer scene from Bar Harbor. I love the boats, the edge of Bar Island and the mountains across the narrows. What a great view to enjoy from the green–I could just sit here all day.

Sunrise Meditation

Sunrise Meditation • 48×24 • oil on 1.5 inch deep canvas • $2200

I just finished painting this beautiful sunrise that I witnessed this Fall on Vinalhaven. Sunrises on water are my happiness. Sometimes it’s hard to wake up for them, but I never regret it.