MAINE INSPIRATION

I think that Maine has gotten in my blood.  I truly miss it and its only been a short while.  When I was in Southeast Harbor, Maine I took a boat ride and saw this lighthouse and was taken by it.  I worked in pastel trying to capture what I had seen that day.  Since I live in Florida it is a real treat to be able to work on a piece that has such extreme perspective.  I think that is what I miss most about not being in Maine and that is the scale and the drama of the landscape.  Enjoy!

Not sure I included this oil plein air painting that I did at the cemetery at Somesville, Maine in my previous post.  Not a typical place to paint but I couldn’t help it, it was just a very beautiful spot. I especially like the hydrangea’s that set off the tombstones in this painting.  

MAINE PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP 2014

I just completed the plein air workshop that I gave on Desert Island in Maine.  The weather was absolutely perfect, the locations gorgeous, the participants a delight and of course the lobster to die for.  No matter where you look there is a painting waiting to be painted.

I did this little watercolor demo piece in Bar Harbor at the Shore Path.  An absolutely lovely spot with a rocky shore, great combination of green foliage and a beautiful view of the ocean.  
This was a little oil study I did in Bass Harbor of a path that led to the harbor shore.  Loved the little planter with the red flowers in it and the dark shade that framed it.

My watercolor interpretation of this wonderful house. This house was used in the film “The Perfect Storm”.

Below are pictures of some of the participants (sorry I didn’t get everyones photo) and more views of the island. Enjoy.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP IN MAINE

Please join me in Southwest Harbor, Maine for a week long workshop from August 24-30, 2014. Nothing can compare to painting along the rugged coast of Maine and the Acadia National Park.  Learn how to add more drama to your paintings through step-by-step demonstrations, while developing a greater understanding of the principles of composition and color mixing.  If you need additional information or would like to register please contact:

The Travel Gallery – American Express
361 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, Florida 33469
Ann Fearey 561–744-3909 or Joan Dowrick 561-745-1550

Hope to see you there!