Wednesday, September 25, 2013

10X10 Art Show in Brunswick, Maine

Friday night, September 27th is the 10X10 Art Exhibit and Sale. My two watercolors are among the 300 works by 150 local artists. This annual benefit will fund an artist-in-residence program in Brunswick elementary schools. Local restaurants have donated hors d'oeuvres. Come join us!


One of Five Islands

This island is one of five off Georgetown in Maine. The outdoor picnic tables at Five Islands Lobster double as studio space and dining room. In October the light is crystal clear and the crowds are thinner. The lobster is tasty. I return every year.


I usually complete my paintings in one afternoon, racing the tide and waiting for the sun to reveal the shadows. Watercolor captures the flow of the ocean. It is also easier than oil paint to take on location.



This year art time double counts as novel research time. One of my new characters is a homeschooled lobsterman, who looks beyond the horizon. Do you recognize this photo from a few weeks ago?


Lobster Boat at Lookout Point 

Lookout Point in Harpswell is my favorite place to paint, only a 15-minute drive from my house in town. As I work, lobster boats motor in, unloading the day’s fresh catch at the dock. Sometimes I bring home dinner along with my painting.


10X10 Art Show 
Next door venues on Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011 
Friday September 27, 2013 from 5-8 pm 
(art is $200, including 10-inch-square frame) 

Public Preview
Thursday 9/26 5-8pm and Friday 9/28 12-3pm 

21 comments:

tina said...

You did a wonderful job Sarah!

troutbirder said...

It's the Maine coast as I remember it from long ago. Well done!

A Cuban In London said...

Love the watercolours as much as I love the painting. The first one is a real beauty.

Greetings from London.

Sarah Laurence said...

Tina, troutbirder, ACIL, thanks!

David Cranmer said...

Lovely, detailed artwork. Have a great show, Sarah! Wish I could be there but I'm back in New York.

Margie said...

Beautiful, truly beautiful pieces you have painted.
I love them, Sarah :)

Smashing success on the show!

Rose said...

Beautiful paintings! I can't draw more than a stick tree, but even I could be inspired with such a gorgeous setting for painting and writing. Hope the art show is a success!

sage said...

Beautiful paintings!

cynthia newberry martin said...

I love this annual event and your paintings! Fun to see the whole set up. Good luck tonight!

Gloria Baker said...

Really beautiful Sarah I love watercolors!xo

Donna said...

Your photos and your art and your working spaces are all so beautiful. I hope the show went well.

Amanda said...

Wish I could be there to see your show and feast on lobster afterwards! Love the ideas that are surfacing for your new novel...

Barrie said...

You are incredible!

Jeanne Henriques said...

Beautiful paintings Sarah..I hope the event went well. Happy October!

Sarah Laurence said...

All, thanks for your praise and to those who came to the show! The benefit was a big success.

☆sapphire said...

Your watercolor pieces are so lovely and the island where you've painted them is so beautiful. I wish I could be there and see lobster boats. One of your new characters is a homeschooled lobsterman, who looks beyond the horizon. Hmm. sounds fascinating!

Carol said...

What a beautiful spot to paint Sarah. I love your work table. You are so right about the watercolors being much easier to carry outside. I hope your poetic paintings brought the highest bid . . . for a good cause. Well done.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Your watercolors are very special and simply delightful! You've captured the essence of Maine beautifully!
Cheers,
Loi

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

PS - Is your husband familiar with the Freer and Sackler Galleries in DC? I worked there for a few years. Fantastic collection of Asian art, should you all visit DC.

Sarah Laurence said...

Loi, thank you! We've visited the Sackler Museum at Harvard but haven't seen the one in DC. It must have been a wonderful experience working there. I'd love to see it next visit.

Sarah Laurence said...

Sapphire, thank you! Here I am months later, still working on that story. I love my lobsterman. I went back to the site to see it in snow. I'll post those photos soon.

Carol, thanks! Yes, it is a wonderful cause.