Plein Air oil pastel painting created on-site during a kite festival in South Portland, Maine.
The Bug Light Kite Festival is held every year in South Portland, Maine in Bug Light Park. The park, at the entrance to Portland Harbor, gets near-constant ocean breezes making it a popular locations for kite enthusiasts of all ages. The view of this painting is looking from the entrance of the park towards the city of Portland, which is seen in the background.
Painting on site has a different character than working of in the studio from reference photos. Not only do the subjects you paint not stay still for you, which is reflected in the almost-ghostly, loosely sketched figures, but people want to come up and see what you’re doing. Children especially would come up and ask if I got their kite, or if they could be in the painting. Whenever I could, I said, “yes.”
This artwork is available as prints and greeting cards printed by the artist. All prints are hand-signed. Order securely online with Credit Card via Paypal (Paypal account not required.) Or you can Contact The Artist Directly to Order.
Purchase The Original Artwork
Oil Pastel on 16x20 Panel. Includes black metal frame with hanging hardware. Painting is varnished and framed without glass.
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8x10 Artist Print with 11x14 Mat
8x10 art print is printed on acid free, 100% cotton fine art paper with a rich velvet texture and includes either a black or white acid free mat that fits standard size 11x14 frames. Ships in 3-5 business days.
11x14 Artist Print with 16x20 Mat
11x14 art print is printed on 100% cotton, acid free, velvet finish fine art paper. It includes either a black or white acid free mat that fits standard size 16x20 frames. Ships in 3-5 business days.
12x18 Artist Print with 18x24 Mat
12x18 fine art print, printed on 100% cotton, acid free, velvet finish paper. An 18x24 standard size black or white acid free mat is included. Ships in 3-5 business days.
Framed Kite Festival Prints
Shown: 8x12 Print in 12x16 Frame
Fine art prints framed in a smooth black composite wood frame with a white mat. The 11x14 and 12x16 frames ship with a glass window. The 16x20 and 18x24 frames ship with a plexiglass window. Framed prints ship in 4-7 business days.
$60 to $120 +s/h
Kite Festival Greeting Cards
8.5" x 5.5" greeting cards printed by the artist on heavyweight, textured premium cardstock with a matte finish. Cards are blank on the inside and include a matching envelope. Available in packs of either 10 or 20 cards. Greeting cards ship in 4-7 business days.
$25 to $40 +s/h