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Landscape Paintings that Capture the Changes in Nature

  Currently Untitled (if you have suggestions post them in the comments please!), 20×30, acrylic on linen copyright 2013, Jan Blencowe This is fresh off the easel. It hasn’t even been photographed professionally yet, so you’ll have to put up with my so-so photography. It seems I’m endlessly fascinated by rocks and the forces of… read more

Inspiration for Painting Maine Landscapes

    Neil Welliver, Blueberries in Fissures, 96in x 96in, oil on canvas, 1983 For more information on Neil Welliver’s (1929-2005) work, please visit wikipainitngs   I first came across Neil Welliver’s paintings in two books I’d purchased, Paintings of Maine, and Paintings of Maine: a new collection, by Carl Little,  just before I went… read more

Another New Painting of Maine

 Incoming Tide, Schoodic, 20×30, acrylic on linen, copyright 2013, Jan Blencowe   The Muse of Maine A single place can sometimes be a muse for many paintings. Such is the case with the beautiful Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park in Maine. This is the same area as my last painting but from a different… read more

The Need for Art

  Pablo Picasso wrote  Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.    The Hiding Place,  acrylic on linen, Jan Blencowe SOLD     Art makes an extraordinary gift. It also makes an extraordinary addition to your home. I think people often struggle with purchasing original art. They struggle with the need… read more

New Painting of Maine

I’m really pleased with this painting as it shows that I’ve fully turned a corner in my work, leaving behind a soft edged, golden light tonalism and have transitioned into a palette of cool colors and a controlled impressionistic, realism. I worked in a tonalist mode for five years. Now, I feel that I have… read more