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Hans Hoffman " The ability to simplify is to eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary can speak"

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New Small Works

I just completed several small works that have been fun to do. I haven't worked in this size for awhile so it is fun and will keep my painting fresh.

Sandy Point Cottage
8 X 10 oil on canvas

The Backyard view
 8 X 10 Oil on Canvas

Blooming Tea
8 X 10  Oil on canvas
work in progress
Snowfall on the Beach path
8 X 10 oil on panel

The Road to the Beach
10 X 8  oil on canvas

Machias outdoor market
8 X 10 oil on panel

Morning ride
8 X 10 oil on board

Bay Side Garden
12X 16 oil on board

Shinning Faces
24 X 24 Pallet knife painting Acrylic

Eastport Evening
16 X 20 oil on canvas

Monday, July 1, 2013

My friend and Book Illustrator

Recently my friend and mentor, Barbara Mallonee, illustrated a book for children. Her fresh approach to this project was fascinating.
The title of the book is Princess Ana and B, written by Barbara McKee for the children of Honduras. The book is written in English and Spanish. The illustrations are beautifully rendered by artist Barbara Mallonee. She captured the delight in this story with her amazing drawings.
I am so lucky to be able to call  this wonderful, delightful, creative woman my friend. She is a dear!
Here are some pictures I took at the book signing in Casting, Maine.
Barbara McKee gives Barbara Mallonee an Ant sculpture

Barbara Mallonee holding up the Ant

Barbara McKee discusses the reasons she wrote the book, with Barbara Mallonee
looking on.

Barbara McKee opens the book while Barbara Mallonee answers questions
from the audience.

My painting buddies, Terrie and Priscilla

Linda and Tom Stern chat with Bruce and  Lee anne Mallonee

Barbara Mallonee signing my book

The Wilson Museum, the site of the book signing

Castine, Maine 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Time to Reflect

Today I am working on reflections. While in Northeast Harbor, Maine I came across the Asticou Gardens that offer a tranquil setting with many paths to walk. The weather had cooperated and I was able to do a plein air painting of the Asticou Gardens.
This painting was done on location at the Asticou Gardens
using oils. painting is 8 X10

This painting was one I painted partially at the site and
finished in the studio. 8 X 10 oil

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Colors

The fall colors are fiery red and golds with splashes of orange...a sight to behold. The inspiration for
my painting this week. 
My sister and I had lunch in a cafe in Belfast called Chases Daily. They have a big back room filled with vegetables...an indoor market. The colors of the veggies and the the arrangement of bucket of produce was a feast for the eye. The colors were reminiscent of fall. I took some great photos
and this one caught my eye.

Pastel on wallis paper.
unframed $120.00 framed $150.00
by S.G.Roberts

Friday, August 24, 2012

I just finished this oil painting of Main Street in Bangor. I wanted to capture the grandeur of the Red Brick Church overseeing Main St and Hammond St.
Hammond and Main
8 X 10 oil
by S.G. Roberts

Monday, August 13, 2012

Plein Air Painting

Painting plein air is so much fun. The weather has cooperated which made for a productive summer. Here are a few to view.
"Can't see the forest.." This painting is of my backyard.
12X16 oil

"Twin Lobster boats"
8 X 10 oil

"Fish Beach Road" on Monhegan.
painted with oil, plein air
16 X 20

"Hanging out"  I painted this one in my friends, Rita's garden.
12 X 12 oil

Monday, May 21, 2012

The First Right of Spring

This painting is of Fiddleheads. They are a fern that grows along river banks in this State. The tasty greens are harvested this time of year heralding in the Spring. My family grew up on these greens and so we have an affection for them. It is the first sign of spring after a long winter. They are Yummy!
Twin Fiddles
5" X 5" pastel on wallis
framed and matted in a 10 X 10 frame