Local Color: Salmon Pink

Peonies and water lilies

Debbie and I were excited to get on road  Friday evening to the St. George Peninsula event of the season, the first opening at Mars Hall Gallery. But wait! The light was just right for flower portraits. My friend’s garden has some wonderful and unusual flower specimens I just couldn’t pass up.

Soft completion by Karen Olson

Her lily pond is perfect this year. Debbie remarked, “I almost filled in the pond, it’s a lot of care.” I am so glad she did not. I will remember it as the highlight of my summer flower viewing.

Waterplay photo by Karen Olson

Take your breath away  photo by Karen Olson


It is a small pond right near the house. I almost fell in trying to get as close as possible.

And then  I spotted the peonies!

Pink Fringe  photo by Karen Olson

Pink fringe  photo by Karen Olson

More on Mars Hall Gallery in Port Clyde to come.

Gallery Openings week of June 23rd – 29th

Haynes Gallery, Thomaston  Two shows, “Seth Haverkamp: A Passion for the Unique” and ” Celebrating the Portrait as Timeless Art”,   June 27-July 26

Archipelago, Rockland  “The Unfailing Muse: Monhegan”  June 27-August 31, reception Friday,  June 27th 5:00-8:00, 6:00pm talk with Leith McDonald, art services

High Street Gallery, Belfast   Opening reception June 27th 5-8

Betts Gallery, Belfast  “Sky Above, Water Below”, June 25- July 19, opening reception June 27th, 5:30-8:00





Karen Olson

About Karen Olson

Karen Olson is a photographer, writer, and artist working in metal. Her blogs offer a global perspective, a celebration of art and culture. She 'lives like a tourist' in Midcoast Maine where she makes her home and finds inspiration for art and life in her travels. Follow her creative passion with Renuko Style at renukostyle.com and Coastal Collage, a Bangor Daily News Blog at coastalcollage.bangordailynews.com Karen's photography portfolio can be found at seeingartineverydaylife.com