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Little Tiptoe View

Little Tiptoe View • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

It’s so much fun to explore! Yesterday we walked a couple of small trails off of Tiptoe Mountain Road and everything about the walks was magical … the sound of the water, the birds chirping, the green moss cushioning the forest floor, the smell of pines, the light shining through and of course the breathtaking views. Here’s a view looking down into a charming cove. Pinch me!

A Loster Dock

A Lobster Dock • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood panel • SOLD

I am on Vinalhaven right now painting my heart out–it is one of those special places that just calls to me in a way that is hard to put into words. I sat at the edge of Carver’s Harbor this morning to paint this little lobster dock scene. It was a feast for the eyes with all of the lobster traps, shacks and the sweet little homes and trees peering over them from behind, along with the morning light. Such a magical harbor–so many things sparkling.

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • $100 • purchase link

Time for a sibling set! We caught the Harvest Moon over the Eastern Prom earlier this week and it was gorgeous! Witnessing moments like this never gets old. It was a mild night and there were people scattered all over the promenade watching the magic happen. I love the pinks and purples and the shimmering reflection of the moon in the water. So special.

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

September Glow

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

The timing of the sunrises in September are perfect for my morning routine–I catch them almost every day and they are such a treat. This was a special one from last week … I could see the sky glowing from the house and hurried down to the Eastern Prom with the pups to catch it. Mother Nature is amazing!

I talked to my brother later that day and he asked me if I caught that sunrise because he could see the incredible glow above his house in South Portland. I sent him a few pictures and we decided on this scene for the weekend sibling set.

This was a tough square composition for me to settle on … to include Fort Gorges or not. You know how much I love the Fort, but I felt like the composition was better without it, so for me, it’s all about the sun coming up. Michael solved the issue by painting a panoramic that included everything! I love seeing how we both interpret that same scene in paint and hope you do too.

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Fort Gorges

Fort Gorges • 6×6 • poil on cradled wood • SOLD

We’ve got a Fort Gorges set for you this week for Sibling Sunday! This fort is such an iconic landmark on Casco Bay–it can be seen from just some many places in Portland, South Portland and some of the islands. We just can’t get enough of it. We painted this view of it as seen from a kayak. Magic!

Elizabeth’s Fort Gorges • 6×6 • SOLD
Michael’s Fort Gorges • 6×6 • SOLD

Stars Over Lake

Stars Over Lake • 6×6 • oil on canvas • $100 • purchase link

The stargazing in North Hero is gorgeous! This week Michael and I decided to paint that beautiful night’s sky with the glow of Burlington off in the distance. So magical! I decided to play around with a palette knife on my painting which was lots of fun. We hope you enjoy them.

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

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VT Gouache Set

It’s tiny tuesday and I couldn’t help but play with my gouache paintings while in Vermont. I did the Mt. Mansfield one seated on my paddleboard, but the steady movement from the water actually made me feel a little sea sick, so that was my first and last attempt at that. 🙂 These are the views of the point and water near the family camp. Such a beautiful place. I’ve been coming here since I was three … which means a LONG time. Always such a treat.

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Sunset Cloud

Sunset Cloud • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood • $100 • purchase link

This week my brother and I decided to paint this soft summer sunset over Butler’s Island, as seen from my paddleboard. It was so hot out on this particular evening and the water was so still–a boat with a few fishermen went by me and left with some ripples in the water, which made the cloud reflections especially gorgeous. I just love floating out on the lake and watching the sun go down.

As you can see I tend to crop in on images and my brother tends to zoom out. It’s fun to see how we interpret the same scene. :-). Check out the video below for some of the inspiration and a few painting clips of us.

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M. Fraser • 10×10 • oil on wood • SOLD
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Sunset Over the Point

Sunset Over the Point • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood panel • $100 • purchase link

I was out on my paddleboard last night watching the sunset and I caught the most beautiful sunset reflection in the clouds above Holiday Point. So pretty!

Heading out on my paddleboard after dinner as the sunsets is one of my favorite things to do while I’m here on Lake Champlain. It’s always a treat. I’m so grateful to get to enjoy these moments on the water.

Camel’s Hump

Camel’s Hump • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood panel • SOLD

My favorite Green Mountain view is always Camel’s Hump. It’s so recognizable and I just love the shape of it and the layers of hills that sit beneath it–oh, and I love the name. Once upon a time my partner and I hiked up there in the fall with our basset hound and camped out over night. Such a special place and such a special memory.

My brother loves this view too, so this week we decided to painted Camel’s Hump for our sibling set. I hope you enjoy them!

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Michael Fraser • 12×12 • oil on wood • $225
Elizabeth Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood • $100