Oh my gosh.... the South Portland Arts in the Park

Another beautiful day this past Saturday... how did we get so lucky! Over 150 artists around a lovely pond in charming Mill Creek Park just over the Casco Bay Bridge from downtown Portland Maine. This is the second year for me... and I know it will be on my permanent list of favorite art shows to do. The organizers are all volunteers. They include student work and offer scholarships to those continuing on to art school. Music all day, donuts and coffee in the morning for the artists, and artist awards that are nothing to sneeze at (I guess it should be "at which to sneeze", but doesn't that sound just a little goofy?) I don't want to jinx things, but go ahead and mark your calendar NOW for a visit the second Saturday in August 2011.
My next show in Maine is Thursday, August 26 at the Ogunquit Sidewalk Art Sale. 10-6. And then I do another show in Cape Elizabeth, Maine at Engine One on Sunday, September 5th, 10-4. What a great way to spend the end of the summer... plus I get to see my husband's family who kindly makes me treats and drops in ...sometimes with Penny, the Chihuahua in tow!


Lily pad abstract at Blue Moon

Summer brings so many ideas for painting... I call this one Lily Pad "Quilt". Whenever I try to paint lily pads, I lose my place... each plant is perfect and crisp, but I get lost finding the edge or light I have just painted. So I decided the collection of plants floating on the top of the water reminds me of a quilt. All the beautiful, shining, circular shapes just flow into one mass of texture. This is a smaller 8x10 acrylic painting on canvas board. It is in a wide black frame and is one of the featured paintings at Blue Moon right now... but it is hidden somewhere... where water flows. Drop by Blue Moon to see if you can find it. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us for the Art party Friday, September 10, 5-7pm. Have a great summer day. Thanks for looking!