Friday, December 10, 2010

Art and Craft show at Lucid Stage

The arts and crafts show at Lucid Stage is tomorrow (Sat Dec 11) and Sunday (Dec 12) from 9-3. There are over 40 artists and craftsmen represented. Hot chocolate and a raffle. I'll have my studio open with cards, prints, art blocks, handmade paper and of course paintings. Hope you can stop by. Lucid is at 29 Baxter Blvd, not far from Hannaford Plaza in Portland.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Art in the Square

Grimes Cove, Ocean Point, East Boothbay, Maine. 12x12 oil on canvas
This is the 4th painting going to Boothbay tomorrow for "Art in the Square". Don't miss this show. It opens Friday and is up until Jan 1. Paintings from many area artists, all 12x12, all $100. It's a fantastic deal, proceeds go to our scholarship fund. Boothbay Region Art Gallery, 1 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. If you can't get to the show you can purchase the paintings from my website and I'll send the appropriate contribution to the fund. Contact me if you want to do that.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Fall Paintings

Marsh Glow, oil on gallery wrap canvas, 12x12. SOLD
This was painted at Scarborough Marsh in October on one of the last good painting days of the season. We had so many wonderful days to paint outside this summer, it's hard to adjust to late fall. But we were lucky to get this beautiful day at one of our favorite places to paint when the fall colors were in full force. The marsh was very colorful this day. There are more fall paintings posted on my website: Look at the porfolio pages under oil paintings.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Edge of Light

Pastel on textured paper, 5x5 image, 12x12 matted in black frame
I'm very pleased that Dozier Bell has juried this pastel into the River Arts Show "Anything Goes". The opening reception is Friday November 12 from 5-, Main St in Damariscotta. It should be a very interesting show. The show goes through January 8. Stop by if you can.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A New Pemaquid Painting

Pemaquid 7, 5x5 oil on canvas, SOLD
Today I finished up a couple of Pemaquid paintings I had on the easel. Both are posted on the Pemaquid page of this blog. See links over on the right sidebar.
For more information you can also check out my website:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery

Rockport Harbor, pastel, now avaiblable at Yarmouth Frame
I'm happy to say that my work will now be avaiblable at Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery in Yarmouth, Maine. The gallery there is a little gem and the owners charming. If you're in the area stop by Tues-Sat at 336 Main St in Yarmouth, Maine

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Facebook Painting Marathon

One Red Pepper, 4x4, oil on wood panel
Here's my first painting for the Facebook painting Marathon
More still life paintings are available on my website:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wolfe Neck 4 & Untitled Seascape

Two more paintings from the Damariscotta River Grille Show. These are a little more abstract than some of the others but they were painted en plein air nevertheless. The show is up until November 1, so there's plenty of time to take a drive up, see the show, and have a wonderful lunch or dinner.

Above: Passages: Wolfe Neck 4, 8x8 oil on panel
Below: Untitled Seascape, 12x12 oil on panel

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Harbor 1 & 2

New Harbor 2, 8x8, oil on panel
New Harbor 1, 6x6, oil on canvas
Two more paintings from the DRG show. I'll get them all posted eventually. These are both from New Harbor. I love this scene as you can probably tell from the number of times I've painted it. I was there just yesterday, at Shaw's, for the last hurrah before they close. I always love this view from there. Visit my website for more information:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kresque Point and Pemaquid 8

Kresque Point, oil on panel, 8x8x1.5. Sold

Pemaquid 8, 6x6, oil on panel

Here are 2 more paintings that are in the DRG show that I hadn't had time to post on the blog before. Well, as far as I know, one is still in the show, the other was sold. The show is up until Nov 1 so stop in at the Damariscotta River Grille and have a look. It's a great place to have lunch or dinner while you're there.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Two New Triptychs

Yarmouth Town Landing Triptych, oil on panel
I have several paintings in the DRG show which haven't been posted yet. Here are 2 of the new triptychs. More information is available on my website:
Maine Coast Triptych 1, oil on panel. Sold

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kathleen Daughan & Caren-Marie Michel Paint Coastal Maine

The opening at the Damariscotta River Grille on Thursday was wonderful. Here are Caren and I at 4:00 wondering if anyone would come.
They came -old friends, new friends, artist friends, relatives, folks from the art community, and friends of the restaurant.
Even friends of friends. And they bought some paintings. Everyone agreed that the reception put on by the Damariscotta River Grille was one of the best they had ever been to. Many of our guests stayed and dined. Delicious.

Thanks Damariscotta River Grille. If you couldn't come to the reception go up to Damariscotta whenever you can. The show is up until November 1 and the food at the Grille is the best.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Damariscotta River Grille Show

................................................Yesterday I hung, with a lot of help, 41 paintings for the Damariscotta River Grille Show. Since several are triptychs it's actually 56 paintings. That has about depleted my inventory. Caren hung 31 paintings and will add 7 more before the reception. That will make more than 90 paintings in this show. Hope to see you Thursday.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kathleen Daughan & Caren-Marie Michel Paint Coastal Maine

Casco Bay 2, 6x12, pastel.
The painting is done, the framing is finished and we're ready to hang the show. Whew!! The artist reception is Thursday, Sept 23 between 4 & 6 at the Damariscotta River Grille in Damariscotta, Maine. Hope you can stop by. If you can't come to the reception the show will be up until Nov 1 during regular restaurant hours. And, by the way, The Grille is a great place to eat. There are over 60 paintings in this show. You can see the images on our websites: and

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Maine Coast (Tri-Square)

Phippsburg 1, Casco Bay 1, New Harbor 3. Oil on (3) 4"x4" cradled birch panels in custom made frame.

I'm getting a lot of framing done now, getting ready for the show at the Damariscotta River Grille. It's a whole LOT of work, but fun to see it all coming together. This piece contains 3 interchangeable art squares. They are adhered by velcro and therefore can be moved around. You can create your own tri-square by selecting from the 4x4 panels available on my website. You'll find them under daily paintings. Check them out at

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My new E Newsletter

I'm hoping some of the followers of this blog will sign up for my upcoming newsletter. If you go to my website: and click on the E newsletter link, you can enter your email address and you'll be on the list. I won't be sending out a lot of newsletters but just occassionally as there is news to share. Thanks for being followers.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pemaquid Triptych 1

Oil on 3 - 4"x4" wood panels, custom framed in a black wood triptych box

It's day 31 of the August Facebook painting marathon. I met my personal goal of 30 paintings. They have not all been posted yet, so stay tuned for more postings. This triptych is one I did yesterday at Pemaquid Point. I have painted there for many years, never has it been so hot. Very unusual weather. You can sign up to receive my email newsletter if you go to my website: Click on the newsletter link and enter your email address. I'll be sending out my first newsletter in a week or so. I don't plan to send them so frequently that you'll be inundated. Just once in awhile. Would love to have all my blog followers join in.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pastel Painters of Maine Member Show

Pastel Painters of Maine members show is now up at the allen david Gallery, 15 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Join us for an artists reception Saturday, August 21 from 5-7. Show runs through August 25.

Inner Harbor Morning, 12x12, pastel on handmade paper.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Harbor Triptych 1

Oil on 3 4x4 panels in a custom made frame

Triptych from my New Harbor weekend. This is the view from my cottage. It was so great to just hop out to the deck and paint. This is photographed in the new custom made frame. Click on the photo to enlarge, look closely and you can make out the edges of the frame. They look really great. This painting is available on my website:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 13 New Harbor Diptych

New Harbor Diptych 1, oil on 5x5 cradled birch panels
It's Day 13 of the Marathon. I've completed 15 paintings but I haven't been able to keep up with the posting. These 2 were painted last week in New Harbor Maine. My husband keeps telling me to put in the sailboats. So here is one along with the bell buoy. These paintings can be purchased on my website: More postings over the weekend.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On the Rocks, triptych 1

Oil on cradled birch panels, each panel is 4"x4" and they are custom framed in a black wood triptych frame. They were painted at Pemaquid Point last week as part of the Facebook August painting marathon. Custom frames are being made for these. They will be available on my website: I had a lot of fun doing this triptych. More to come.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Plein Air Painters of Maine

Plein Air Painters of Maine has a show this week at the allen david Gallery in Boothbay Harbor. The reception is Friday 5-8. I think I had the wrong date on my show schedule page. If you want to see some great plein air work stop by the Gallery anytime in the next week, or better if you can make it to the reception. Allen always has a great reception with good food and live music. The painting above is included in the show. You can also purchase this painting from my website: Kathleen Daughan Fine Art

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Richmond Island 1

Richmond Island 3, 12x12 oil on cradled birch panel, black wood floater frame. SOLD
I just finished framing this new piece this morning. It was painted en plein air at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth at our paintout last week. It's going to the Plein Air Painters of Maine show this week at the david allen Gallery in Boothbay Harbor. Opening reception is Saturday. This painting can be purchased on my website:
Now to decide what will be the subject of my first painting for the marathon. Stay tuned as many of us start the Facebook challenge.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Getting Ready

My facebook artist friends are holding another painting marathon. Paint as many small paintings as you can in the month of August. My paintings will be 4x4, 5x5 and 6x6 oil on cradled birch panels. The 4x4 will be posted on the daily painting page of this blog, and the others will be posted on this page. They will also be posted on Facebook and my website. Wow. That's a lot of posting. Hopefully it will result in a lot of painting too. In this pic you can see the panels I've been preparing today.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Passages 1, & 3

I just delivered 3 pieces for the Black Frame sale which will happen in Portland in October. It's a benefit sale for Bayside, all paintings in the sale will be 10 x 10 in matching black frames. They had to be delivered today to be framed. These are part of my new Passages series.

Passages 3, Wolfe Neck 5, oil on canvas, 10x10

Passages 1, Diamond Island Sand Bar 3, oil on canvas, 10x10

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Passages, Wolfe Neck 3

Oil on cradled birch panel, 6x6 with 1.5" profile
A couple of weeks ago Pastel Painters of Maine painted at Wolfe Neck Farm in Freeport. What a great view they have. This is their view of the islands of Casco Bay. I've really gotten into painting islands this summer, the passages between the islands fascinate me. More island pics in the works, the series is called Passages. For more information on this painting visit my website:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Phippsburg Maine

Last week on a gorgeous Maine day Pastel Painters of Maine went to West Point in Phippsburg. It couldn't have been a more perfect day for plein air painting. Here is one of the pieces I did there. There is a second one posted on the daily painting page.

Phippsburg 2, 5x5, oil on cradled birch panel. Sold
For more information on these paintings visit my website:

Portland Studio Tours

Sunday is the day for the Munjoy Hill Studio Tour and the Hidden Gardens Tour. Twenty seven artists at 14 locations will be participating in The Studio Tour which is free. I'll be participating at Portland Glass Blowing, 24 Romasco St., along with glass blower Ben Coombs, quilter Starr Jordan, and ceramic artist Eliza Perry. It's a fun day so come on up to the Hill and look for the balloons. A map is available at . Prizes available for frequent visitors.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Deep Woods

This painting has been juried into the "Maine Scene" exhibit at Rivertree Center for the Arts, Kennebunk, Maine. Opening reception is Friday, July 2, 5-7. The show runs until July 30. This will be an interesting show. Hope you get a chance to stop by.
Deep Woods, pastel. More information on my website:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Both of these paintings have been accepted into the Barn Gallery Annual Juried Show in Ogunquit. The Barn Gallery has such a wonderful and long history of supporting artists. My college art professor was the well known Ogunquit painter John Laurent, son of the Ogunquit sculptor Robert Laurent. John used to take us as students to their galleries in the waning days of the early colony. All of the artists of the historic Ogunquit art colony had strong connections to and some were founders of the Barn Gallery. I'm very honored to have been once again selected for their annual juried show.

Rhythm of the Marsh
Scarborough Marsh No. 9

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pemaquid 7

Oil on gallery wrap canvas, 5 x 5
About time I posted another painting. I'm still working on posting the Pemaquid paintings from the retreat weekend. This is one I did the first day. I was lucky to go up again yesterday but just for a photo op, no painting. Then a delicious lobster at Shaw's. Great way to spend a summer afternoon. Here's to summer!!! You can see more Pemaquid paintings on my website:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pemaquid 5

Oil on cradled birch panel, 6 x 6 x 1.5
I spent the (long) weekend painting with my Pastel Painter friends at our annual Pemaquid Retreat. We had a fabulous time despite a lot of inclement weather. Something close to 100 wonderful paintings were created by 21 artists. This is the first of the paintings I did on Friday. The weather was cooperating for the most part that day although the fog kept rolling in and out. Right here it was sunny and warm. I hope you can see in this painting how much I love this place, especially when I can paint there with so many great friends.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Boothbay Region Art Foundation

Pemaquid 4, oil on cradled birch panel, 4x4
Finally it's time for the Boothbay Region Art Foundation to open for the summer. I'm getting some prints, original 5x5 pastels, and 3 of these small oil paintings ready for the first show which opens on Wednesday, May 26. The grand opening reception is Friday, May 28 from 4-6PM. If you're in the area be sure to stop in.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Maine Women in the Arts & Freeport Square Gallery

Rhythm of the Marsh 3, Pastel, at Maine Women in the Arts this weekend
I have paintings in 2 shows this weekend. Maine Women in the Arts holds their Annual Awards Show Friday through Sunday at the Brick Museum in Kennebunk. The Reception is at 5 on Friday. Freeport Square Gallery holds their reception for "Local Color" on Friday at 5 in Freeport. That show continues til the end of the month. See the events page for more details.
Hope you can stop by to meet the artists

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Facebook Painting Challenge

We have a painting challenge going on on Facebook. Several Maine artists will paint as many small paintings as possible during the month of May. I don't expect to win, but I will have fun making some paintings. These are the first 2, completed yesterday at Pemaquid Point. Check on the Daily Paintings page to follow my progress. All the 4"x4"paintings done this month will be $40.00.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Freeport Square

Rockport Harbor Morning, 8x8 image, pastel
I'm getting ready to deliver some paintings to Freeport Square Gallery in Freeport, Maine for their Local Color Show. The show opens Saturday May 1. Stop by the gallery on Main St if you're in town. To purchase this painting visit my website: Katheen Daughan Fine Art

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Casco Bay 2

Pastel on Wallis, 6x12 image, 12x18 in a gold plein air frame
This is the second of the 5 plein air paintings I did last week. Casco Bay from the Eastern Prom. This view includes Cousins Island, Little John, Great Chebeague, Little Chebeague and Great Diamond. I am very lucky to be able to look at this view everyday. This painting captures the mood of Casco Bay exactly as I feel it when I come over Munjoy Hill and see the bay stretched out in front of me. Gotta Love Portland. You can purchase this painting from my website:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Casco Bay 1

Pastel on French Handmade Paper, 5x7, gold plein air frame

I've been painting on the Eastern Prom in Portland this week with some of my friends. This is the first piece I did on Wednesday. Casco Bay as seen from the Prom is one of the most challenging seascapes to paint. The colors constantly change by the minute depending on clouds, atmosphere, fog etc. On Wednesday the changes were never ending. Makes for an interesting painting experience. This painting is available on my website:

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