I found Plein air Painters in Maine!
As soon as I got to Maine I started looking for other artists to go out and paint with. I found the jackpot in the (Plein Air Painters of Maine). This group started with just four friends getting together every week. It now has dozens of members and three chapters, Southern Maine , Western Maine and the Central group ( that is the original group in the Boothbay region). (Corinne McIntyre) is the coordinator and one of the founding members. She is the most gracious person on earth and made me feel welcome from the first minute I contacted her.
Corinne picks some fantastic spots. Here is the first place I joined them; Hendricks Head on Southport Island, Maine.
|Hendricks Head Lighthouse|
They meet every Wednesday, and while Boothbay Maine is a two hour ride from my house, it is worth the time. The day I joined them 19 artists where painting.
Since my ride was so long, I was asked that first day if I would be interested in starting the Northern Chapter. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. So now my role as Coordinator of the Northern Chapter of the Plein air Painters of Maine is to paint every Tuesday in Maine. ( I have truly died and gone to heaven!) I think I am up to the challenge.
I will be heading out to a new place every Tuesday somewhere along MidCoast or DownEast Maine. (that includes Acadia National Park!) Everyone is welcome to join me! Just email me or Corinne and we will get you on the email list for weekly directions. This is soooooo exciting!
|Hendricks Head lighthouse - Boothbay, Maine|