Brooksville Farmers Market, Every Tuesday

Who knew that art lovers patronize the Brooksville Farmers Market?

Actually I did know. Paul Rickert, a wonderful watercolorist, used to sell his paintings at the lively little market in Brooksville, Maine.

The market is near Buck’s Harbor Marina and Buck’s Harbor Yacht  Club, so as you can imagine it attracts quite a few yachters and summer cottagers. Many of the cottagers go back generations to Brooksville. The Brooksville Farmers Market is also near a charming country store called (you guessed it) Buck’s Harbor Market and a fine restaurant called, yup, Buck’s.

Other vendors include Blue-Zee Farm, where Renata sells the best red peppers ever along with blueberries, lettuce and other produce, and Poland Farm, where Kevin sells farm-grown beef and pork. Sometimes he brings his guitar and sings King of the Road for me. (Along with other songs.)  I did a watercolor of Kevin a few years ago:

Brooksville Farmers Market. Watercolor on 140-lb. paper. 12″ by 12″.

I can’t leave out Courtney Haight, who, when he isn’t playing the steel drums, sells heirloom tomatoes, vinegars and barnboard tables.

Vendors also sell jewelry, coffee, lime fizz, jam, granola, books, photographs, eggs, lard, ceramics, textile art and lunch.

Brooksville Farmers Market

This spring I thought I’d try selling prints and cards at the Brooksville Farmers Market. I asked my mom to come up with a display (she’s much better at it than I am) and borrowed a tent from my friend Spoon Bob.

Part of my display t the Brooksville Farmers Market. Dad painted the “Artwork by Leslie Landrigan” sign.

As an afterthought, I included a few original watercolors in mats.

And I brought along four birdhouses that my dad painted over the winter.

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Birdhouse by Luke Miller.

The birdhouses, a steal at $39 each, have all gone home with a happy owner. So have a surprising number (to me) of original watercolors, along with quite a few prints.

These two guys are easily my best sellers.

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Window Kitty. Print.

 

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Sand Beach. Print.

So every Tuesday I schlep the tent, the tables, the tablecloths, the fake calla lilies, the box of cards, the box of prints, the easel, the framed painting, the cash box and the print rack, I drive them to Brooksville and I set them up. From 9:30 a.m. to noon I’m there, meeting new people and swapping market gossip with the other vendors.

So please come on down and say Hi!

Brooksville Farmers Market, Every Tuesday

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Who knew that art lovers patronize the Brooksville Farmers Market?

Actually I did know. Paul Rickert, a wonderful watercolorist, used to sell his paintings at the lively little market in Brooksville, Maine.

The market is near Buck’s Harbor Marina and Buck’s Harbor Yacht  Club, so as you can imagine it attracts quite a few yachters and summer cottagers. Many of the cottagers go back generations to Brooksville. The Brooksville Farmers Market is also near a charming country store called (you guessed it) Buck’s Harbor Market and a fine restaurant called, yup, Buck’s.

Other vendors include Blue-Zee Farm, where Renata sells the best red peppers ever along with blueberries, lettuce and other produce, and Poland Farm, where Kevin sells farm-grown beef and pork. Sometimes he brings his guitar and sings King of the Road for me. (Along with other songs.)  I did a watercolor of Kevin a few years ago:

Brooksville Farmers Market. Watercolor on 140-lb. paper. 12″ by 12″.

I can’t leave out Courtney Haight, who, when he isn’t playing the steel drums, sells heirloom tomatoes, vinegars and barnboard tables.

Vendors also sell jewelry, coffee, lime fizz, jam, granola, books, photographs, eggs, lard, ceramics, textile art and lunch.

Brooksville Farmers Market

This spring I thought I’d try selling prints and cards at the Brooksville Farmers Market. I asked my mom to come up with a display (she’s much better at it than I am) and borrowed a tent from my friend Spoon Bob.

Part of my display t the Brooksville Farmers Market. Dad painted the “Artwork by Leslie Landrigan” sign.

As an afterthought, I included a few original watercolors in mats.

And I brought along four birdhouses that my dad painted over the winter.

brooksville-farmers'market-birdhouse
Birdhouse by Luke Miller.

The birdhouses, a steal at $39 each, have all gone home with a happy owner. So have a surprising number (to me) of original watercolors, along with quite a few prints.

These two guys are easily my best sellers.

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Window Kitty. Print.

 

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Sand Beach. Print.

So every Tuesday I schlep the tent, the tables, the tablecloths, the fake calla lilies, the box of cards, the box of prints, the easel, the framed painting, the cash box and the print rack, I drive them to Brooksville and I set them up. From 9:30 a.m. to noon I’m there, meeting new people and swapping market gossip with the other vendors.

So please come on down and say Hi!

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DIS Friday in Stonington at the Island Agency

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I’ll be selling new watercolor paintings, some oldies but goodies, prints, notecards and postcards at the Island Agency in Stonington on Friday, July 6. It’s DIS Friday (Deer Isle-Stonington for the uninitiated), which goes from 5-7 pm in downtown Stonington.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres are inseparable from art, so I’ll have those on hand, too!

Here’s one of my favorite new paintings I’ll bring along:

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Deer Isle Morning

It’s a scene from just past the causeway across from Scott’s Landing.

I’ll also bring along a couple of watercolors with more somber palettes. This one, for example, also shows a scene from the causeway, but in November.

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November Sunset, watercolor, 12″ by 16″.

It reflected my mood at the time. I believe our furnace had just gone on the fritz.

Changing Seasons, Changing Palette

I’ve noticed, though, that my paintings get darker and more muted in the winter, and brighter and sunnier in the summer.

For example, here’s a watercolor I did of the forest floor at the Island Heritage Trust’s Tennis Reservation.

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Tennis, watercolor 12″ by 16″

I painted Tennis in April, when it’s cold and raw and overcast every single day. Or at least it seems like that.

But then comes summer and my palette gets a lot brighter — especially when the lupines come out.

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Lupine Madness, watercolor, 11.5″ by 11.5″

Tomorrow at the Island Agency I’ll be selling matted prints of Lupine Madness, Deer Isle Morningand other paintings of Deer Isle for $20. I’ll also have prints of some paintings of interiors — which usually means cats.

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Window Kitty

Inventory isn’t my strong suit (I’m an artist, after all), but I will have some notecards and postcards for sale as well. And all the paintings shown here are available as small (4.5″ by 6.5″ in 8″ by 10″ mats) for $20.

So please stop by the Island Agency tomorrow and check out my artwork.

DIS Friday in Stonington at the Island Agency

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I’ll be selling new watercolor paintings, some oldies but goodies, prints, notecards and postcards at the Island Agency in Stonington on Friday, July 6. It’s DIS Friday (Deer Isle-Stonington for the uninitiated), which goes from 5-7 pm in downtown Stonington.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres are inseparable from art, so I’ll have those on hand, too!

Here’s one of my favorite new paintings I’ll bring along:

deer-isle-morning-island-agency
Deer Isle Morning, watercolor, 12″ by 16″

It’s a scene from just past the causeway across from Scott’s Landing.

I’ll also bring along a couple of watercolors with more somber palettes. This one, for example, also shows a scene from the causeway, but in November.

november-sunset
November Sunset, watercolor, 12″ by 16″.

It reflected my mood at the time. I believe our furnace had just gone on the fritz.

Changing Seasons, Changing Palette

I’ve noticed, though, that my paintings get darker and more muted in the winter, and brighter and sunnier in the summer.

For example, here’s a watercolor I did of the forest floor at the Island Heritage Trust’s Tennis Reservation.

tennis-reservation
Tennis, watercolor, 12″ by 16″

I painted Tennis in April, when it’s cold and raw and overcast every single day. Or at least it seems like that.

But then comes summer and my palette gets a lot brighter — especially when the lupines come out.

lupine-madness-smaller
Lupine Madness, watercolor, 11.5 by 11.5.

Tomorrow at the Island Agency I’ll be selling matted prints of Lupine Madness, Deer Isle Morning and other paintings of Deer Isle for $20. I’ll also have prints of some paintings of interiors — which usually means cats.

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Window Kitty, matted 4.5″ by 6.5″ print

Inventory isn’t my strong suit (I’m an artist, after all), but I will have some notecards and postcards for sale as well.

So please stop by the Island Agency tomorrow and check out my artwork.

 

 

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Prints for Sale at the Deer Isle Artists Association

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My prints of Deer Isle landscapes are now on sale for $30 at the Deer Isle Artists Association. They’re in the Art Rack at the DIAA’s first exhibit of the season, “In Praise of Hands.”

One print, Allen Cove, appeared in the Island Advantages to promote the show. It sold quickly, but I’ve replaced it with another.

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Allen Cove

In case you’re wondering, Allen Cove is right down the road from my home in Stonington.

You can buy three other prints of Deer Isle scenes — the Lily Pond, Eggemoggin Reach and HIghland Avenue in Stonington. The fourth is for cat lovers:

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Brownie and Gracie.

The DIAA “In Praise of Hands” exhibit supports DIAA’s educational outreach activities. The show includes baskets, ceramics,
fiber, photographs, sculpture, painting and prints.

DIAA will also have postcards, notecards, books and calendars on sale all summer long. They’re all created by member artists.

We host an artists’ reception on the afternoon of Sunday, May 27, from 3-5 at the gallery. The other artists include Betsy Braunhut, Cindy Bourque-Simonds, Pat White, Jill Kofton, David Kofton, David McBeth, Mary Eaton and Carolyn Raedle.

Feel free to stop by if you happen to be on Deer Isle this Memorial Day weekend.

About DIAA

DIAA celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. Members have  opportunities to exhibit new work and be part of a vibrant and supportive group of artists working in various fine art and fine craft media.

We are a community of approximately 100 artists (painters, sculptors, printmakers, jewelers, photographers, fiber artists and more) and patrons interested in the arts. Most of us live in Maine at least part of the year, but there is no residency requirement.

Exhibitions change every two weeks during the summer months and the gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Monday.

The gallery is located at 15 Main St., Deer Isle, Maine.

Deer Isle Artists Association Holiday Pop-Up Market

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I’ll have cards and small prints available for sale at the Deer Isle Artists Association Holiday Pop-Up Market on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Winter Sunset

All cards will be 5″ by 7″ and prints will be in 8″ by 10″ mats. Cards are $5 each, while prints will be $18. Proceeds benefit the Deer Isle Artists Association.

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Blue Christmas

The blue Christmas tree above was actually right next to DIAA last year. Wonder if it will be back.

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Christmas Cat

This is Brownie, who was actually pondering an Angry Bird cat toy. I turned it into a Christmas ornament. And I turned Brownie from naughty into nice.

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Cynthia’s Barn

Cynthia’s Barn actually started out as an Instagram post last winter. I am not a plein air snob and often use photos for inspiration.

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On the Hard

I’ve actually painted this image several times. I could do a whole series on Deer Isle boats up on the hard.  But I should probably call this “On the Cold and White Stuff.”

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Skater

We sent this out as our Christmas card last year. It’s an image of a skater I made up from a bunch of photos I took on my lunch hour at the skating rink in front of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. a couple of years ago.  I was probably having a bad day at work. So many of them were.

Winter Sunset is an image of Stonington Harbor from Hagen Dock.  I can walk there from my house. I figure I’m pretty lucky to live here.

So come visit the DIAA gallery on Saturday.  There will also be work by Peter Beerits, Rory Beerits, Cynthia Bourque Simonds, Dorothy Doubleday, Mary Eaton, Judith Felch, Susan Finsen, Cathy Hart, Jill Kofton, Diane Maguire Horton, David McBeth, Kaitlyn Metcalf, Carolyn Raedle, Scott Thurston, Maura Tilloston, Francoise Gervais, Gertrude Tarr, Oscar Turner, Linda Wells and Pat White.

We’ll also have holiday treats available, and Candy Eaton is opening the Periwinkle that day right across the street.