Haiku Series ~ The Sea #6

The Sea #6
The Sea #6

I often go out to paint in storms on the coast. I love painting during a Nor’easter. I’ve found a perfect location on the Nubble in York, Maine  where I can park my car to block the wind from hitting my easel. I have a wonderful easel called the Gloucester that is sturdy and strong. I use that easel in severe wind conditions. If the wind is so strong I have trouble opening my car door then I will paint from inside the car with the back hatch open.  When the wind is that extreme the crashing waves are huge.

The Sea #6  Acrylic 3.25×8.75  Available.

 

Haiku Series ~ The Sea #5

The Sea #5
The Sea #5

I’ve had this connection to the sea since I was a small child. I also really like wild weather.  When a stormy wind blows in off the ocean you will find me walking along the edge. There is nothing like a crisp, clean wind to blow the cobwebs out of your brain.  I always return home refreshed and invigorated. There nothing quite like a big bowl of soup or a hot cup of tea after a walk along the ocean during a winter storm. Heavenly.

The Sea #5  Acrylic  4×9.75   Available.

 

 

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Haiku Series ~ The Sea #4

The Sea #4

When I am standing on the shore looking out at the breakers rolling in I never under estimate the power of the ocean.  Many times I think about how happy I am to be on land watching this an not in a boat! The power of these waves is what breaks that wall of rocks into round smooth stones.

The Sea #4  2.25×7″  Acrylic .  Available. 

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Haiku Series ~ The Sea #3

The Sea #3
The Sea #3

I’m watching big surf from another storm.  When there are lots of clouds over head it makes the water show its true color. Here in the northern Atlantic on the southern coast of Maine it turns many shades of green. There is no bright blue ocean on a cloudy day.

The Sea # 3,  Acrylic 2.5×8.25  Available.

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Haiku Series ~ The Sea #2

The Sea #2
The Sea #2

I’m watching a storm pulling out to sea. I watch many storms race out to sea. I’ve watched years of storms blow out to sea.  The weather often moves in from the west and travels out over the ocean.  This is one of my memories of a big storm.

The Sea #2   Acrylic  4×3″ Available.

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Haiku Series ~ The Sea

The Sea #1
The Sea #1

I live on the coast of Maine. I spend hours looking at the sea. After years of watching the sea these images appeared in my mind. So I decided to paint them.  I never know what I will paint. I don’t plan on painting them.  It usually happens on a day when I’m busy doing something else and I take a break just to relax and paint a few things that are on my mind.  The sea is on my mind. I love this vast huge place and the feeling it gives you when you are standing on the edge of it.

The Sea #1   Acrylic  2.75×7.25 ”   Available.

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Come Visit Places that Reach Out and Grab Your Heart!

Join me in the studio. Share moments with me out painting in the field

Come visit places that reach out and grab your heart.

Come with me and connect  to the beauty in that big, wonderful, wild, natural world out there!

Join me! Come into the studio and out in the field and get inspired .

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New Ecourse Coming Soon!

Hope you all are having a great week and experiencing some of this great Indian Summer weather we are having in Maine!

As some of you know I’ve been working on a new ecourse for painters showing you the best and fastest ways to get the most out of your painting time. I  keep posting that it will be coming soon…. Why?

Because the kickoff  is being delayed due to having to restock my galleries.  I’m painting like crazy! A good problem to have…being popular and loved  by my fans and collectors.

But, I am truly trying to get this new course out to all those busy folks who wish they had more time for their art. I heard your plea. A little more painting time please !

We are all so busy , way too busy and we need time for ourselves. Time to replenish our souls. Time to just stop and breathe in the fresh air. Time to just be.

“Nature feeds the soul. Spend time in nature and you will be filled with joy.” Mary Byrom

NEW ECOURSE COMING SOON ! JOIN HERE TO SEE THE INSIDE SCOOP, RECEIVE THE SNEAK PEEK VIDEOS AND HEAR ABOUT THE  BEST WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR MIND, HEART AND BEING

Its no accident what landscape painting does for me.

I truly feel wonderful every time I go out to paint and I hope it will make you feel wonderful  too.

Come Inside. Welcome to my studio.

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This week: A Trip to a Historic Painting Spot

I hope you had a great week !

Last week was another gorgeous fall week. There were no hurricanes in sight and we had perfect, warm days with chilly nights. And still no frost in our neighborhood so the flowers are all in bloom!

This past week we were on a road trip for a few days of work and painting in western Massachusetts. I grew up in Northampton, a college town on the Connecticut River. This area is rich in history and a variety of subject matter, from early New England towns, farms, woodlands and river valleys to old mountain ranges. Many years ago a view of this valley was painted by the founder of the Hudson River Painters. Thomas Cole painted a famous painting of the Oxbow at Northampton.

I’ve always liked the expansive area of fields down by the Connecticut river so when Marcus’ concert was over, we drove down into the meadows along the Oxbow. It was peaceful and quiet with just the sounds of birds and the distant cars on the highway that winds its way south across the mountain range. It was the view of this pastoral farm land in Northampton from Mount Holyoke, that inspired Cole to paint his picture.

When we headed out into the network of dirt roads that traverse the meadows I was looking for a spot I had painted previously ten years ago. There aren’t many changes in the meadows but it was hard to find the same road I traveled before as they wind around and in and out of thickets and swamps. After looking a bit I decided to use the precious hours of sunlight wisely and choose a location where I could see most of the Mount Tom range as a backdrop to the open fields.

A single lane dirt road cut through the fields toward the mountains with a hedgerow full of birds on one side and open fields on the other. It was beautiful. I painted till sunset. It was so peaceful out there. Deer came out into the field at sunset to graze. The mountain range lit up with a golden reddish light as the sun went down. Geese heading south flew over head in a big V formation as I painted the last rays of light on the trees. It was a perfect evening.

I hope you get outside to paint this week so you too can spend some time surrounded by the beauty and peace of nature.

You are invited !

NOVEMBER 3rd ~ 5th
THE CRANE ESTATE ART SHOW & SALE
The Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA

DECEMBER 5th ~ JAN 15th
HOLIDAY & WINTER SHOW
Wylers,150 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME

AUTUMN PLEIN AIR CLASS !
PLEIN AIR CLASS ~  Meets Tuesdays 2-5pm
Let me know if you’d like to join us !

NEW:
~ 6 WEEK STUDIO CLASS FOR OIL, ACRYLIC & GOUACHE
~ BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATE PAINTERS
~ STARTING OCTOBER 17TH IN YORK, MAINE  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

NEW ONLINE eCOURSE COMING SOON!
Yes, we are organizing for the pre-launch!

I am launching a new online landscape & plein air painting course.

Preview videos will be posted on Facebook & Instagram & Youtube pages.

COMING SOON
* Video: How you start a painting determines your success
* Video: How to make solid design decisions

PHOTO Credits:
Mary Byrom

MY NEWEST PAINTINGS are on display at:
A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words, Exeter, NH
Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Mast Cove Galleries. Kennebunkport, Maine
Beachmere Inn on the Marginal Way! You are welcome to visit and see them in the bistro. Available for purchase at the Inn.

NEW PRINTS OF NEW WORKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE!

Warmly,
Mary

Hurricane Along the Maine Coast

It’s hurricane season on the coast…

Last week I changed my work schedule twice to go set up my easel on the coast to paint the great surf  that hurricane Jose sent our way. We were lucky. No storm.  Only the big waves arrived here on the Maine coast. The surfers and plein air painters were very happy.
So were all the visitors here on vacation after the summertime crowds are gone. It was beautiful.  I met the nicest people while out painting this week. Some of these visitors had never been to Maine before. They were amazed at the variety of landscapes they were seeing. Maine has such a variety of landscapes with eastern and western water views.  People couldn’t believe they could watch sunrise and sunsets over the water. There’s nothing quite like this amazing amount of peninsulas and islands we have in our back yard.

They marveled that I actually lived here. I could go  anytime I liked and look at the amazing views.  I remember when I made the decision to move to the seacoast. It had to do with a memory. Of course it was from vacations when I was a child. My grandmother loved Maine. My mother loved Maine. My mother brought us to Maine on a summer vacation. Even though I had plenty of ocean time on Cape Cod when I was a small child, it was South Harpswell, Maine that made me feel like I had arrived home.
The big old house on the water with its little tiny sandy beach looking out to the little island in the bay stole my heart away. The fingers of land reaching out into the water with nooks and crannies, the big dark pines, the little harbors packed with fishing boats and docks and the clusters of little old houses scattered among the thick woods and across the the rocky fields made me want to stay there forever.  Whenever I go back to South Harpswell I get the same feeling that I did when I first went there. I feel like I am home.
I have favorite places to I paint whenever I go there. It’s closer to my house than Boston is. Sadly the sweet, classic, white farm house has been completely over hauled into a plastic summer vacation home. But the bones of the real house are still there and the tiny beach still looks out at the same island. Mackerel Cove still looks beautiful at any time of the day and in any season. And when I get to a nice open spot on Basin Road in West Harpswell and look west on a crisp fall day I can see Mount Washington in New Hampshire with a bright cap of snow on it.
It’s no accident I love painting landscapes.

Yes we are making many videos for my online landscape painting course!  As we set up the tech stuff you will be receiving an invite to view special content that we are preparing. Some of it is for learning and some of it is just for fun. And some is for both fun and learning!  The bonus pre-launch videos are being created daily.
I will let you know when they are up on YouTube and Vimeo where you can watch them.  If you subscribe to my YouTube page you will receive a notice when each one is published.  Here is the link to my page.

COMING UP IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER & JANUARY … !

ECOURSE – Prelaunch Videos of my new ecourse.  Dates will be posted soon. Or you can subscribe to my YouTube page and be notified immediately when they are released.

OCTOBER 15TH
CAPE ANN QUICK DRAW
Essex Shipbuilding Museum Essex, MA
Wet Paint Sale 12-3 pm

NOVEMBER 3rd ~ 5th
THE CRANE ESTATE ART SHOW & SALE
The Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA

DECEMBER 5th ~ JAN 15th
HOLIDAY & WINTER SHOW
Wylers,150 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME

AUTUMN  PLEIN AIR CLASS !
PLEIN AIR CLASS ~  Meets Tuesdays 2-5pm
Let me know if you’d like to join us !

IN THE NEWS : PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE September 2017 with Mary Byrom Artist Profile article is now available at Barnes & Noble.
The Artist Profile article will be available online soon.

NEW ONLINE eCOURSE COMING SOON!
Yes, we are organizing for the pre-launch!

I am launching a new online landscape & plein air painting course.

Preview videos will be posted on Facebook & Instagram & Youtube pages.

COMING SOON
* Video: How you start a painting determines your success
* Video: How to make solid design decisions

PHOTO Credits:
Mary Byrom

MY NEWEST PAINTINGS are on display at:
A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words, Exeter, NH
Shore Road Gallery / Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine
Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Mast Cove Galleries. Kennebunkport, Maine
Beachmere Inn on the Marginal Way! You are welcome to visit and see them in the bistro. Available for purchase at the Inn.

NEW PRINTS OF NEW WORKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE!

Warmly,
Mary

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