“Painting Maine by the Roadside,” an exhibit of paintings by Dianne Horton and Sandy Dolan, is on display all month in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The public is invited to an opening reception for the show Friday, Aug. 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

Horton and Dolan have been painting all over Maine whenever the scene beckons them. Those road trips are often adventures in themselves bringing them much enjoyment and many laughs. They often have struggled with winds, rain and flying bugs, but these two seasoned artists love the adventure and scour for scenes to paint.

Dolan paints in oils and her work is often finished on site or in her home studio in Searsport. Horton paints her watercolors on site, trying to paint quickly because of the changing shadows and the weather; sometimes she finishes her work in her home studio in Swanville.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.