Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Daily Painting Plein air Maine - day 16

Another day of Leslie Saeta's 30 day challenge -

Missed posting yesterday because I got back so late. Painted plein air in Acadia National Park. Weather was  fantastic, This is the best time of year to be there, less people, no bugs and cool days.

Here's my  bold color experiment of the day.
Cove Color
11x14

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Daily Painting Maine - South Thomaston Day14

Day 14- yesterday  I spent the entire day  in South Thomaston painting plein air for a benefit auction.

This was my 2nd painting of the day.
The Meadow
5x7


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Maine daily painting - day 13 another foggy day in Boothbay

Day 13 and I'm still going strong.
 Today is going to be a long day painting in South Thomaston.  The Kelpie Gallery of South Thomaston is organizing a fundraising event to benefit the Georges River Land Trust called Wet Paint on the 'Weskeag. 25 local artist were invited  for this plein air  paint-out and auction.  The gala and viewing starts tonight at 5:30 at the gallery. The auction starts at 6:30Pm.

We can only do 2 pieces. 

However, this post was to be about the last painting I did at the OPA paint out in Boothbay  last Wednesday.


Sea Fog
9x12
 I was facing the ocean and wanted to paint the islands off shore. The fog rolled in so thick, it completely hid the sea the sky and the horizon. The light faded so it was time to  quit.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Daily Painting Maine -Day 12 another from OPA paintout

Day 12 of Leslie Saeta's 30 day painting challenge -

Here's my second attempt from my day painting  with the Plein Air Painters of Maine and  Plein Air Painters of the South East in Wednesday's OPA great American Paintout.



The weather never cleared... it only teased us with a poke of sunlight in the afternoon.

The tide was high and the surf was just magnificent.

 Grimes Cove Surf
9x12

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Daily Painting Maine - Day 11 Boothbay and OPA paintout

Day 11 of the 30 day painting challenge -

Yesterday I traveled to Boothbay, Maine to join the Plein Air Painters of Maine and the Plein Air Painters of the South East for the Oil Painters of America Paint Out. It was a beautiful but very overcast day and maybe 30 painters showed up.

Since I arrived later in the morning,  I started with a small 5x7.

Tree Study at Grimes Cove
5x7
We all hoped the sky would clear, but it just never happened.