Flock of Seagulls

Flock of Seagulls

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Art Imitating Life

The largest cruise ship to dock in Portland Maine made her way past Portland Headlight this morning.  My friend, the director of Cruise Maine USA, commissioned me to capture its maiden voyage to Portland Harbor.  The ship sits 200 feet above sea level, with Portland Headlight's height capping out at 100 feet.  Whereas the ship had never come to port, I had to use my imagination to capture her arrival on canvas. 
I was fortunate to watch the ship's arrival at dawn this morning.  The sunrise was amazing!  Orange and bright...a perfect Maine summer morning!  This photo is quite grainy, but it captures the essence of the passage. 
Here she is heading toward the Ocean Gateway terminal, with Fort Gorges on the horizon. 

One more view...this from 310 feet above water.  The North Star viewing pod was a real hilight of the day.  Our tour graciously included a trip high above the city.  This photo looks back toward Portland Headlight. It was such a special day:  touring the ship, meeting the Captain, Hotel Manager, Cruise Director, and all the staff members.  I am truly blessed to be able to share my artwork in this way. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Using Your Wings

My latest project is called  Using Your Wings

So special, it needs its own website.

Following my passion to promote art as a
way to develop resilience in times of crises.

We all need a new perspective on life sometimes,  don't we?

Click on the link...view my latest body of work...consider the message...share your thoughts.

Grateful, always, for those who follow my journey.

                    Photo of the local hummingbird from last summer.  I love the shadow of her wings on her body.  Soon I will capture it on canvas. 

Monday, March 7, 2016


Yellow Buoy I 14'x16" Black metal frame/white mat $300

As we set up the board, I reached for the brightest Trivial Pursuit game piece.  My opponent commented, "Yellow!  That's a healing color!" That statement pops into my head more often than not when my mind has focused on the color yellow, even though more than a quarter century has passed since we played that game one Sunday afternoon.

Sunflower Gold 8"x8" Modern Gallery wood/canvas $115
Golden, lemon, sunshine. 
Light, glowing, dawn.

Amber, saffron, sand.

Crystal, canary, cream.

Sunflower, Daffodil, Pansy, Crocus, Black-Eyed Susan, Daylily,  Coreopsis, Tansy, Buttercup.

Just thinking about the essence of yellow, and all its alternative names, brings daylight to my soul. 
Sunflower Barn  11"x14" Soft Gold metal frame w/mat $175


Science has studied the effect of color on moods, even appetites.  I'm drawn to golden yellow as fall turns into winter and the Sunflowers in my garden droop their seed-laden heads.

Sunflower Blue 11"x11" Black frame/white mat $195

                 I tend toward bright yellow in the dark days of winter.  I'm enchanted by the lemon yellow crocus blooming in the earliest of spring mornings, as I think toward the sunshine-filled days of summer.  There is Light in the color yellow.  Can you see it?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sneak Peek of The 29 Pears Project!

Celebrating pears!  Here are a few samples of the little original watercolors I'm painting each day for the 29 days of February. Matted to 5"x7", each will be sold for $29 to anyone who wants to join in the fun!  

Send me an email ~~  I'll share all the details!  dragonflyartsofmaine@yahoo.com

Sunday, January 31, 2016

29 Pears!

Introducing the 29 Pears Project! For the 29 days of February, I'll be creating 29 pear paintings, each to be sold for $29. This special offer works this way: If you're interested in purchasing one of these original, 5"x7", matted, unframed pear paintings, send me a message, or comment below. The first person to make a request and send payment will receive pear painting #1. Second person will receive pear painting #2, and so on. Although you won't be able to see the painting prior to purchase, you can be assured that it will delight the viewer and, obviously, be on the subject of pears! The $29 purchase price includes all tax and shipping. I will post sample photos every few days. It is a fabulous way to own an original watercolor...or give as a gift! I am ever grateful for all who follow me on my artistic journey! Thanks so much!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Plan to visit Skillin's Greenhouses in Falmouth ME to see this new art show beginning Jan. 21st through Feb 17th.  Four wonderfully talented artists, and myself, will be displaying our watercolors, oils, and acrylics that represent our passion for color! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Year New Pear!

New Year, new pear painting!  Each time I paint a pear, it is the same, yet oh so different.  Kinda like the years we see going by in life...many similarities:  each has the same 365 days, the same seasons, holidays, birthdays, etc. Yet each year brings an opportunity to do good, do better, and reach for the best.  And with the dawn of each day in this New Year, God's mercies refresh us anew.

As is tradition with Dragonfly Arts...this little pear painting (5"x7" matted), one of the first of 2016, will be given away to the first person to email me and ask for it!  Dragonflyartsofmaine@yahoo.com
And as always, I am grateful for those who are journeying along with me in my creative life!