Friday, March 07, 2008

Awash, 5" x 14", Oil on Panel, 2008 SOLD
Just when you thought spring was making an early entrance here in the great state of Maine, winter came back today to remind you that you haven't been excused from the table. I think we're all a bit ready for the next season now, thank you. But March reminds you that there are really only two seasons in Maine. Though I am tired of shoveling and scraping windshields, I can't complain. We've had lots of snow to go with all the cold, and that's made for some great skiing days and kept the place looking like a bit of a winter wonderland. And the storms that have been rolling through here almost like clockwork have given me lots to work with.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Deborah Paris said...

This entire series has just been wonderful to see- I know I have said it before but I keep thinking Homer. We had snow here too this week, which I painted and posted. What a winter!

3/08/2008  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Deborah. I keep thinking Homer too. What I need to do is get a postcard or two of some his more famous storm scenes and just walk the shore to see if I can't find them exactly.

3/08/2008  
Blogger Ambera said...

wow Cooper!
Your water has such a beautiful quality of movement and looks so translucent. Truly a fantastic series, they're portraits of the sea!

3/08/2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I can't complain"

Ha! Yeh, right. You need to be like the robins and migrate.

Stop whining, and paint the grey misery of late winter. Spring comes in May.

Or come to the Caribbean and REALLY start complaining! Haha, I love your paintings, and your whining! I left Virginia because it was too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer.

Ha! Here on St. Croix, it's too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, too! Can you believe that? I went to the beach today, and don't go for a swim because it's too cold.

Paint me some melting sludge, wet, nasty gray cold goo. I'll buy it!

Sorry to be so rude, I really do respect your talent and energy. What is your camera? Do you visit 'Empty Easle'? A good blog.

I am struggling with stinkin' oils. Thinner and turpentine frighten me. Two 20 year long oil painting friends have succomed to cancer recently. Some paints are poisonous. Linseed oil is the same as safflower oil, a good guy.

Painting with melted marshmallows (acrilics) look so much easier. Watch this guy paint---

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc0zvib2teY

Robert Genn, My new hero. I'm so late.

Melissa-"coralreefpainter"
a manaic fan of yours

3/08/2008  
Blogger Robin Weiss said...

These simple compositions are very powerful in this format. Nice one Cooper!

3/09/2008  
Blogger Bill Sharp said...

I agree. These are really wonderful paintings. Simple and powerful.

3/12/2008  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Ambera. I'm having a good time with each piece and with each piece various elements seem to get a little easier to pull off.

3/12/2008  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Melissa--We're off to Bermuda in May for a quick visit. Not quite the Caribbean, but there won't be any snow at the beach either.

3/12/2008  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Robin! I'm hoping for another big storm here soon to get some new ideas to work with.

3/12/2008  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Bill. Simple is my middle name!

3/12/2008  

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