Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Painting (acrylic) of Nubble Light House ver 2 & Barn in Field

16 x 20 a redo of a favorite painting

I'm working on some new "Maineseascapes", some floral oils and perhaps some pastels, watch for my posts through the end of the year. The florals I'm very excited about and will be quite different from anything I've done before, and will focus on transparency, light and beauty of my most loyal and resilient garden subjects.

18 x 24

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

GG's Senior photo duotone.B&W ver

To the sea....Maine Coastal Images series 3

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. - Vincent van Gogh

We feel more alive when we venture out and explore the ocean. Whether it's going for a swim or putting up a sail and heading out onto the open sea, there's something tantalizing,exciting and a little frightening when we swim in oceans too deep to see the bottom, or sail so far out we lose sight of land.

To the sea....Maine Coastal Images series 2

It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea---whether it is to sail or to watch it---we are going back from whence we came. - John F. Kennedy

When we go to the ocean, what images will you take back with you? What images will you see in your dreams, what sounds and smells will you rememember...

Monday, July 25, 2011

GG's Senior photo shoot

Now is the time to "capture" that special moment in time for you or that special person in your life. Now booking senior photo and photo collages complete with graphics and ready to use in print or internet...I strive to capture the character and personality of my subjects always. Nothing standardized or templated.

To the sea....Maine Coastal Images series 1

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I love the light and the beautiful colors of the shore in Maine. Not as blatant and bold as places like Arizona or New Mexico, the colors and shapes tend to be dramatic yet not overstated. Which I've found makes capturing good images a little easier in places like Maine or my other favorite the Adirondacks.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Adirondacks Up Close...

"All of us are watchers – of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway – but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing."
~Peter M. Leschak

Take a close look at the world around us, and quite often you will find exciting worlds and ecosystems that make us better realize how really irrelevent much of what we deem as humans are important, really are. These fragile creatures and ecosystems in the marshes of the Adirondack Mountains, are the basis of life and well being on this planet, and are the reflections or gauges of the health and well-being of this planet.

Miniature island, Nature's Bonsai

Dragonfly Gymnast

Life of the Lily

Marsh Dragonfly

Monday, July 18, 2011

Weekend of Wonder....

My profession is to always find God in nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is more inspiring and enchanting as the loon. They are one of the oldest creatures on our planet, having survived since prehistoric times. They normally are shy and evasive, and commonly only heard or seen at a distance. So, it is truly a special gift of God and nature when they seemingly want to "check you out" and to allow me the opportunity to get this close. ~enjoy

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pink and manly too?

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

Is it "un"manly to love pink flowers? I get over this sydrome quickly as I love and enjoy my pinks in the July garden

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wild & Free...Summer Wildflowers

"None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones."
- Forbes Watson

Nothing more delightful than to stumble onto an expansive field of brilliant wildflowers or to notice a lone sprig of color as you walk throught the woods...enjoy!