Steve Brookman Art Page

Watercolor and...

Egg Tempera Paintings

 

I've been a lifelong doodler, now I'm a seasonal painter. I'm unschooled with the exception of taking a few private watercolor lessons when I took a leave of absence from my real job as an airline pilot. After retiring from the airlines and moving to Maine in 2016 I took adult ed watercolor classes in the winter after a 20 yr hiatus from doing any painting. I have been a fairly active painter since, especially in the winter months, taking occasional classes and painting with artist friends. My art has been sold at charity events for the Blue Hill Public Library and Wilson Museum.

Other than occasional pen and ink I paint mostly with watercolors. After taking an egg tempera workshop given by a local and very accomplished artist, Phil Schirmer I've been exploring that ancient medium. Click here to see ET paintings.

 

 

Art Show February 18

I have been selected to be the featured artist for the Blue Hill Concert Association's performance 3pm on Sunday February 18 at Blue Hill's Congressional Church. This will be my first solo show! My art will be on display in the church's basement from 11 am Saturday, 2/17 and taken down on Tuesday, 2/20.

Since I've had to come up with prices for my art I'll also post them on this site. Contact me if you're interested in any of my art for details. All images with a price are framed, most professionally, some by me. Shipping will be at cost, estimating $15.

Steve Brookman
Steve@OtterWater.com
207-374-7118

Latest Work-Watercolors


Inspired by a photo in Sam Devlin's boating catalog. Obviously somewhere in the NW.

Peeper PNW
$300

Watercolor 300# Arches


Silverios rowing in the 2018 Small Reach Regatta, inspired by a Michael Percy photo.

SRR Silverios
$300

Watercolor 300# Arches


Frankie, my artistic sister's coon cat supervising her holiday painting. 8"x9"
Frankie
$75

Watercolor PRINT


Gifted. David's Brig, a 34' tall ship David Wyman is designing for a client.
NFS


13"x9", Kayakers heading for the gap between Sellers and Hog Islands, from a Michael Percy photo.
2 Kayaks
$200

Watercolor300# Arches


St John’s Ketch
$300

Watercolor300# Arches


Mooseheads, 14"x11",. Allen and Lynn Head rowing on a foggy, calm morning on Moosehead lake
Mooseheads
$300
Watercolor 300# Arches


14"x11", Clouds rolling in over Little Sheep Island, from another Michael Percy photo.

Little Sheep
$200

Watercolor300# Arches


Sold: Wilson Museum art show 2023. The Defence was a privateer scuttled during the failed Penobscot Expedition during the American Revolution.

NFS


Inspired by a photo by Michael Percy of the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta
Eggemoggin Reach Regatta
$300

Watercolor300# Arches


Sold: Paint the Peninsula 2023 entry, Sunning Seal, Blue Hill Harbor
NFS


"June" I waited for the sun to burn thru then gave up and painted this. It could have been another Paint the Peninsula but wasn't submitted.
June
$200

Watercolor300# Arches


Inspired from the Small Reach Regatta logo drawn by the late Sam Manning. Image was used on the 2023 Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival t-shirt.
Small Reach Regatta
$300

Watercolor300# Arches


A Traditional Small Craft Association messabout at Nasqueg Point
Naskeag Point
$200

Watercolor300# Arches


11x7" Inspired from a B/W photo taken and printed by my father during a ride on the Moran tugboats in 1959.
Alice Moran 1
$300

Watercolor300# Arches


Another from the same trip, proof that we took out the Queen Mary.
Alice Moran 2
$300

Watercolor300# Arches


11x7" One more tug painting from the same trip.
Alice Moran 3
$300

Watercolor300# Arches



Gifted: Susan's 100 y/o dad walking the beach with his great grand daughter.
NFS


Pen and Ink of Sojourn at our dock


8x10 Watercolor of the same image
Sojourn
$200

Watercolor 300# Arches


Sold: Homework assignment for a perspectives class taught by Mary Laury.


Gifted: Susan sailing Sojourn, a 24th anniversary gift


One of two entries for the Blue Hill CO-OP mural, all images hexagon format.


The other entry, this one pen and ink and watercolor

 


Gifted: Watercolor class homework, sky, sea, rock, trees. David Wyman on a paddle.


Borrowed a photo from Barry Long's FB post. A Virginia barn that has seen better days.


Rivus, my 16' melonseed, built in 2014. A pleasure to sail!


Payton, 13' Hylan Beach Pea, on a New Years Day row in Camden Harbor


Vika, a 19' Ohio Sharpie, my first build, launched 2009.


Navy friends getting together in Pensacola 40 years ago. Lee, on the right, requested that I paint this and sadly I didn't get it to him before he passed away.


Sold: Bragdon's Brook, about 1.5 miles from our house. Long Island in the distance.


Blue Hill Town Wharf, early morning fog.


TSCA row up Long Cove near Tenant's Harbor, April 2021


Sold: Temple Blackwood wood turning at the Wilson Museum. Sold at the first WM on line auction. I liked the coloring so I did him again in egg tempera, posted on the ET page.


I needed to get back to watercolors while taking Koo's ET class. I saw a photo taken by Ben Fuller of this Camden Bell and it looked like it needed to be a watercolor
Camden #2 Bell
$200

Watercolor300# Arches


A rendering of the Small Reach Regatta logo drawn by Sam Manning


Sunrise dog walk at Emerson Park caught this crow on the sculpture.


A charcoal sketch of Ben Fuller, small boat guru.


Another summer painting, Susan requested a bee on a flower, so here it is.


Gifted I hosted a plein air workshop for my watercolor class and painted Susan's hives. It got framed for her birthday.


Gifted A foggy day at the Small Reach Regatta. That is Gardner Pickering ghosting along in his Caledonia Yawl.


My first virtual homework assignment painted during the Covid 19 pandemic. Paint a body showing perspective. This is me and JC after running the Avenue of Giants marathon, what fun!
NFS


Another virtual homework, paint a doorway. This is pen and ink watercolor of our neighbor's front door.



Watercolor homework, paint a crowd. This is a scene from a Small Reach Regatta. I'm getting help removing seaweed from the centerboard slot.
Fouled
$200

Watercolor300# Arches


More homework, portrait with some dimension, like me showing what I think of portraits. Click on it for a reverse color look.

This assignment was inspired by a Phil Schirmer painting, paint a side lit object.

This is a watercolor of a Phil Schirmer egg tempera work. I attended an egg tempera workshop conducted by Phil at his house in Jan 2020. Go to my Egg Tempera Page to see how it came out in ET.


This is what I see every morning after letting them out before breakfast.

Another watercolor version of a Schirmer painting

Sold: Perkin's House Kitchen. 2019 Collecting Castine Silent Auction - Wilson Museum, Castine, Maine
Available as a postcard at the Wilson Museum's gift shop


Sold: This lot is a mile from our house. It was taken from a photo I shot while running right after a snow storm.
The storm clouds are sliding off to the east and sun is trying to make an appearance casting a silvery glow to the scene.

 

 

Gifted: Portraits of Ken, Susan's Dad, at 95 and 25

Sold: This was my submission for the Blue Hill Public Library's 2018 Paint the Peninsula fund raiser. It was the first painting that I have sold. It was a silent auction and had a small bidding war with the final price of $300 of which the library received 75%.

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Art homework, paint white and paint a drape. This was part of the Perkins Kitchen that I omitted because I didn't want to tackle the draping cloth.
Perkins House
$200
Watercolor300# Arches

Another winter bridge picture. . Can't have too many as the bridge won't be here too much longer
Reversing Falls
$150

Watercolor300# Arches

 

Sold: Front Row Seats - view in front of our house. 2019 Paint the Peninsula - Blue Hill Public Library Silent Auction

 

Bagley, our golden retriever, blends in nicely with the color of the cedar deck and boot box.

Gifted A quick portrait of Bagley


Another art class project, paint motion and emotion


Gifted Schooner, a black lab mix, made it to 16+ years and was one happy dog until the end.

People complain about the long winters in Maine. I don't mind them as they provide the opportunity to paint and great subject matter. I'm sort of fond of red buildings. This is the boat shed at the end of our road. Pen and ink and watercolor.
Leveque Boathouse
$300

Pen&ink/Watercolor300# Arches


My old workshop with the wood stove burning. It was replaced in 2020 with one that could hold my tools and a small boat.


Gifted: The Boulet's house on High St, Blue Hill

This red garage is just past our road on the way to the reversing falls.
Red Garage
$150
Watercolor300# Arches

 

 


This was one of my first attempts back in 1996. I called it "Double Duh." I painted a lot that year but then put the brushes down for 20yrs.

 


 

My first email address was Marineart@.....and I painted a lot of, marine art.
NFS


 


Dolphin Spying
$300
Watercolor300# Arches

 


Susan, my wife, really likes whales.
NFS

Sold: -This painting is taken from John Gardner's The Dory Book. It is a copy of a Sam Manning illustration of a Swampscott Dory. It sold at the Wilson Museum's Collecting Castine silent auction in 2018.

I built this Doug Hylan Beach Pea in 2018. It was nice opening up the boat shed in the morning and seeing the sun lighting her hull.

A homework project, one color study of our wooden bass boat that we took family vacations on.


Another homework project, catching the winter sun from my workshop.


Another homework project, 3 different profiles

A fun homework assignment, paint the back of a head. I used 3 colors, blue man seeing red.

 


 



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Steve Brookman
Steve@OtterWater.com
207-374-7118

 


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