Tuesday, May 28, 2013

More Fiddleheads and Gallery Opening

We had our Gallery opening on May 25th for the 2013 season of http://friarsbaygallery.com/.  This is our 8th season!  We actually sold a small painting to a student of Michael's who took a one day workshop in Sedona, but has recently moved to Maine!  The weather was pouring, but it was still good to be back in business on Campobello Island.  Please stop by and see us.  Until July 1st, we open when we feel like there might be customers in the area.  However, you can always call us or drop us an email and we are happy to provide a private viewing during the month of June.  In July and August we have regular afternoon hours(Tuesday-Saturday) from 1-6PM Atlantic Time after http://www.paintcampobello.com/ morning workshops with http://www.michaelchesleyjohnson.com/.

I took lots of fiddlehead pictures on our one day of sun last week! The colors of spring foliage are magnificent!  Please respect my copyright to images.  If you would like a print of one of my kaleidoscopes, they are for sale framed or unframed.  Contact me for pricing.

Fiddlehead Colors

Fiddlehead Dance

Unfurling Fern

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fiddlehead Ferns and Forsythia

Fiddlehead ferns and forsythia are the current showy plants of the week here off the coast of Maine.

Fiddlehead Ferns--one variety, but there are many others

Forsythia Hedge Adds Color to the landscape

Brian Bieberle and  and I are working hard on the http://artistretreatstudiosandgallery.blogspot.ca/2013/03/1-bedroom-apartment-available-july-1st.html.  I believe I have a tenant for this part of the home, but am now looking for someone to rent the main part of the house beginning in July.  It will be sparsely furnished, but you would have ocean views and several bedrooms to choose for studio space!  Walk to http://summerkeys.com/ activities, bank, restaurants, grocery, beach, docks, and shops.  You could actually just leave your car in the driveway and take the walk on ferry to Eastport or get a tour of Campobello Island with these tour operators:  http://islanddiscoverytours.com/.  Also, Michael Chesley Johnson has space left in his http://www.paintcampobello.com/ plein air painting workshops held during July and August.  Come to Lubec, Maine and Campobello Island, NB this summer and your life will be transformed by the experience!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Dogwood Trees and Spring in Indiana

This weekend we complete our time in Indiana with a stay in South Bend.  Michael is working hard with an enthusiastic pastel group which has been sold out for months with quite a few on the waiting list.  Michael Chesley Johnson likes to keep his plein air workshops small so everyone get's what they need out of the workshop so although he is unhappy to disappoint those who could not be accomodated this time, he hopes it is a great experience for those who did have an opportunity to take the pastel workshop.

Meanwhile I had an opportunity to photograph dogwood trees, pear trees, tulips, red bud and other flowering plants and trees against brick homes which make wonderful kaleidoscopes.  Architecture and trees both make great subjects and together they are superlative.

It's hard to believe, but in less than 1 week we will be back home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada where we have many projects awaiting us!  It should be a VERY, VERY busy summer!

Red Bud Tree and Dogwood Tree

Red Door and Dogwood

White Dogwood and Pediment

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Indiana and the Art Barn

Michael Chesley Johnson has two workshops this week in Indiana on our way home to Campobello Island, NB.  We are looking forward to getting home this year since we have a new Gallery to renovate and open in the next few weeks.  We are looking for a few good artists to join us this summer at:  http://artistretreatstudiosandgallery.blogspot.com/ in Lubec, Maine.

The Art Barn

The Barn Six Times

Michael Chesley Johnson Lecturing Among the Free Range Chickens and Ducks

Michael as a Kaleidoscope Subject