Thunderstorms & Plein Air painting

Well, that was an adventure!

The painting demo this past Saturday at the Hartwell House Inn was challenged by a line of thunderstorms that hit the coast about an hour before I was to paint in the garden. For those of you who live in the area you know what a fury that was!
I got there early to set up hoping the storms that were just beginning to rumble in North Berwick would move north, not east. But, that did not happen. I waited inside the inn watching the rain pound down.
Guests, fans and collectors arrived on time. But it was sopping wet outdoors and still sprinkling so I set up and painted a cup of tea in the front garden room. When I finished the still life the sun was shining brightly and fluffy white clouds drifted overhead.
I decided it was a good idea to move outdoors and do a plein air demo in the garden. And wow was it beautiful!  Everything was sparkling clean and fresh. We had a great time!
Marcus went live with the demo on Facebook. The internet connection would ebb and flow so there are a few moments that are a bit out of focus, but in the end we had a nice “show and tell” of the demo on my Mary Byrom Fine Art page on Facebook. Here is the link to watch it.

COMING UP NEXT FOR EVERYONE IN MAINE…

OCEAN PARK PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
SUNDAY JULY 16TH – JULY 19TH
Ocean Park Art in the Park
WET PAINT SALE  ~ Wednesday July 19th
OCEAN PARK
14 Temple Ave
Ocean Park, ME 04063

CASTINE 2017 PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL ~ THURSDAY JULY 20TH – JULY 22ND
Castine Plein Air Festival
WET PAINT SALE ~ Saturday July 22nd 4-6pm
CASTINE PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Castine, ME 04421

NEW SUMMER 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 is publishing a feature article about me and my paintings!
It will be in the print edition and online. I will let you know when it hits the news stands!

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:
“Late Afternoon Surf” 4×8″ oil.
Mary Byrom painting in plein air

MY NEW 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

YOU ARE INVITED To a Plein air demo!

YOU ARE INVITED
To a Plein air demo in the Garden

DEMO ~ SATURDAY ~ JULY 8TH 3-6 PM
Tea in the Garden ~ Mary Byrom Demo
Hosted by the Hartwell House Inn
HARTWELL HOUSE INN
312 Shore Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907

And if you can’t make it to Ogunquit on Saturday afternoon you can watch it live on Facebook!  Here is the link to watch it.

FESTIVAL ~ SUNDAY JULY 16TH – JULY 19TH
Ocean Park Art in the Park
WET PAINT SALE  ~ Wednesday July 19th
OCEAN PARK
14 Temple Ave
Ocean Park, ME 04063

FESTIVAL ~ THURSDAY JULY 20TH – JULY 22ND
Castine Plein Air Festival
WET PAINT SALE ~ Saturday July 22nd 4-6pm
CASTINE PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Castine, ME 04421

NEW SUMMER 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 is publishing a feature article about me and my paintings!
It will be in the print edition and online. I will let you know when it hits the news stands!

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:
“Late Afternoon Surf” 4×8″ oil.
Mary Byrom painting in plein air

MY NEW 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

Summer Plein Air Demos & Festivals!

BIG ROCKS, FROTHY SURF, WHITE FOAM AND A FRESH SEA BREEZE…

Welcome to Plein Air in Maine ~

You are invited to a demo and 2 plein air events !

DEMO ~ SATURDAY ~ JULY 8TH 3-6 PM
Tea in the Garden ~ Mary Byrom Demo
Hosted by the Hartwell House Inn
HARTWELL HOUSE INN
312 Shore Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907

FESTIVAL ~ SUNDAY JULY 16TH – JULY 19TH
Ocean Park Art in the Park
WET PAINT SALE  ~ Wednesday July 19th
OCEAN PARK
14 Temple Ave
Ocean Park, ME 04063

FESTIVAL ~ THURSDAY JULY 20TH – JULY 22ND
Castine Plein Air Festival
WET PAINT SALE ~ Saturday July 22nd 4-6pm
CASTINE PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Castine, ME 04421

NEW SUMMER PLEIN AIR CLASS !
PLEIN AIR CLASS ~  Meets Tuesdays 10-1
Let me know if you’d like to join us !

IN THE NEWS : PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE is publishing a feature article about me and my paintings!
It will be in the print edition and online. I will let you know when it hits the news stands!

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:
“Late Afternoon Surf” 4×8″ oil.
Mary Byrom painting in plein air

MY NEW 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

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE SUMMER IN MAINE !

Come celebrate the beginning of summer !

Painting in brilliant light. Often when I am painting a view where I have to face late light I set up my umbrella to shield my eyes from the setting sun.

You are invited to a

PLEIN AIR PAINTING DEMO !

THURSDAY ~ JUNE  15TH  4-7 PM
Mary Byrom en Plein Air at Hamilton House
Hosted by the Kittery Art Association
HAMILTON HOUSE
40 Vaughans Lane
South Berwick, Maine 03908

This is my favorite time of day to paint, the golden hour ! I will be discussing my painting set up, how I choose my subject, my outdoor painting process and how I work with changing light and weather conditions.

Bring your lawn chair & drinks while you listen & watch the demo or your paints if you want to paint along with me!

For my collectors I will have a selected collection of my haiku paintings available for purchase at the event.

$15 per person ~ Pay to KAA host at the event.

DIRECTIONS

From the south, I-95 to Maine Exit 3; from the north, after the York tolls, take Exit 2. Follow Route 236 north for 9 miles; after junction with Route 91 take first left onto Brattle Street; take second right onto Vaughan’s Lane and continue to end.

PARKING

Ample parking in field above house. Follow signs from the parking area to the visitor center located in the brown garden cottage.

NEW SUMMER PLEIN AIR CLASS !

PLEIN AIR CLASS ~  Meets Tuesdays 10-1   We paint every week at a different location on the seacoast! You can come for one class or a 5 week session. There is nothing like painting in the fresh air and sunshine! Let me know if you’d like to join us !

NEW ONLINE eCOURSE COMING SOON!
Yes, we are organizing now 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:
“Surf & Foam” 6×12″ oil.  Available.
Mary Byrom painting in plein air at The Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Essex, MA, York Beach, ME, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

MY NEW PAINTINGS are on display now 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

PLEIN AIR PAINTING DEMO!

SUMMER HAS ARRIVED!

You are invited to a

PLEIN AIR PAINTING DEMO !

THURSDAY ~ JUNE  15TH  4-7 PM
Mary Byrom en Plein Air at Hamilton House
Hosted by the Kittery Art Association
HAMILTON HOUSE
40 Vaughans Lane
South Berwick, Maine 03908

This is my favorite time of day to paint, the golden hour ! I will be discussing my painting set up, how I choose my subject, my outdoor painting process and how I work with changing light and weather conditions.

Bring your lawn chair & drinks while you listen & watch the demo or your paints if you want to paint along with me!

For my collectors I will have a selected collection of my haiku paintings available for purchase at the event.

$15 per person ~ Pay to KAA host at the event.

DIRECTIONS

From the south, I-95 to Maine Exit 3; from the north, after the York tolls, take Exit 2. Follow Route 236 north for 9 miles; after junction with Route 91 take first left onto Brattle Street; take second right onto Vaughan’s Lane and continue to end.

PARKING

Ample parking in field above house. Follow signs from the parking area to the visitor center located in the brown garden cottage.

NEW SUMMER PLEIN AIR CLASS !

PLEIN AIR CLASS ~  Meets Tuesdays 10-1   We paint every week at a different location on the seacoast! You can come for one class or a 5 week session. There is nothing like painting in the fresh air and sunshine! Let me know if you’d like to join us !

NEW ONLINE eCOURSE COMING SOON!
Yes, we are organizing now 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:
“Evening Poem” 6×6″ oil, A Picture’s Worth, Exeter, NH Available.
Mary Byrom painting in plein air at The Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Essex, MA, York Beach, ME, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

MY NEW PAINTINGS are on display now 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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Summer is Here! Come Celebrate!

SUMMER IS HERE !
You are invited to an
Opening Party !

SATURDAY ~ JUNE  3RD  5-7 PM
The Summer Season Opening Party
MAST COVE GALLERIES
at the corner of Mast Cove Lane & Maine St (rte 9), Kennebunkport, Maine

 

MY NEW PAINTINGS are now 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 SUMMER PLEIN AIR CLASS !

PLEIN AIR CLASS ~  Meets Tuesdays 10-1   We paint every week at a different location on the seacoast! You can come for one class or a 5 week session. There is nothing like painting in the fresh air and sunshine! Let me know if you’d like to join us !

NEW ONLINE eCOURSE COMING SOON!
Yes we are getting ready for a 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:
“Early Morning Fog” 8×16″ oil, A Picture’s Worth, Exeter, NH Available.
My new paintings in the window at Kennedy Gallery  Available.
“Evening Poem” 6×6″ oil, A Picture’s Worth, Exeter, NH Available.
“A Perfect Summer Day” 6×6″ oil, A Picture’s Worth, Exeter, NH Available.

NEW PRINTS OF NEW WORKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE!

Its been a busy few weeks getting paintings sorted, packed and delivered as everyone is gearing up for the beginning of the big summer season!  Now I’m looking ahead to taking this week off – which means I get to paint whenever, where ever I like and not have a full appointment book. I wasn’t even able to post a blog these past few weeks as I was so involved with paintings. I’ll try now to keep in touch with you weekly if possible.

Happy Summer everyone!

Warmly,
Mary

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Opening ! Come to the Party !

You are invited to an
Opening Party & Open Studio this week!

MAY 4TH  4-6 PM  Opening Party hosted by York Art Assoc – at Sentry Hill at York Harbor, Rte 1A, York Harbor, Maine ~ All welcome ~ Meet the participating open studio artists !

MAY 6TH  10-4 Open Studio –  102 Wells St, North Berwick, ME
Live Landscape DEMO, new paintings, haiku series and prints available at special open studio pricing!
Donations may be made to the York Art Assoc Youth Programs.

NEW PAINTINGS ~ My new Ogunquit paintings are now up in the Beachmere Inn on the Marginal Way! You are welcome to visit and see them in the bistro. Available for purchase at the Inn.

NEW PLEIN AIR CLASS !

PLEIN AIR CLASS ~ Starts MAY 23rd. Meet Tuesdays 2-5.    5 weeks $200.  This is your chance to get out and enjoy outdoor painting and learn some good solid skills to bring your paintings up to the next level !

NEW ONLINE eCOURSE COMING SOON!
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:
“Clouds 1” Haiku series II, 3×5 oil & comp leaf $175 Available.
“Lake Light” 8×10, oil, $675 Available.
“Night Walk”  Haiku series. 4×6 acrylic $275 Available.
“Froth & Foam” Many sizes.  Available as a print here.

NEW PRINTS OF NEW WORKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE!

Warmly,
Mary

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Spring Party, Open Studio & New Paintings!

 

 

Happy Spring !

Yes, its really here. I’m running around painting as much as I can before all the buds pop open and everything is a different shade of green.

Opening Party, Open Studio & New Paintings!

MAY 4TH  4-6 PM  Opening Party hosted by York Art Assoc – at Sentry Hill at York Harbor, Rte 1A, York Harbor, Maine ~ All welcome ~ Meet the participating open studio artists !

MAY 6TH  10-4 Open Studio –  102 Wells St, North Berwick, ME
Live Landscape DEMO, new paintings, haiku series and prints available at special open studio pricing!
Donations may be made to the York Art Assoc Youth Programs.

NEW PAINTINGS ~ My new Ogunquit paintings are now up in the Beachmere Inn on the Marginal Way! You are welcome to visit and see them in the bistro. Available for purchase at the Inn.

NEW PLEIN AIR CLASS !

PLEIN AIR CLASS ~ Starts MAY 23rd. Meet Tuesdays 2-5.    5 weeks $200.  This is your chance to get out and enjoy outdoor painting and learn some good solid skills to bring your paintings up to the next level !

NEW ONLINE eCOURSE COMING SOON!
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:
“Rough Seas” Haiku series II, acrylics 3×8 $225 Available.
Hanging the new exhibit at the Beachmere Inn.
“Clouds”  New haiku series. Various sizes $125- $275 Available.

NEW PRINTS OF THESE NEW WORKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE!

Warmly,
Mary

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Spring in Maine

Hello Spring !
Well, we got a big snow storm to welcome spring here in southern Maine. But the good news is its melting fast!
We are shifting gears for the warm weather season that is rapidly moving toward us.

New Paintings  !
An exhibit of my new Ogunquit paintings will be hung in the Beachmere Inn on the Marginal Way April 15th! You are welcome to stop in to see them in the cafe.

NEW STUDIO CLASS !
Studio Class ~ Starts April 11th. This is your last chance to get some good solid skills under your belt before Plein Air season starts!

NEW ONLINE COURSE COMING SOON!
I am launching a new online landscape 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

Painting Credits:
“Spring Day in Perkins Cove” Oil, 6×12 $475. Available.
“Rough Seas” Haiku series II, acrylics 3×8 $225 Available.
“Froth & Foam on Marginal Way” Oil, 6×12″ $475 Available.

NEW PRINTS OF THESE NEW WORKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE!

Warmly,
Mary

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PAINTING GIVEAWAY !

BIG NEWS !

I am giving away 4 of my haiku paintings!
If you are a painter (any medium) and you fill out my new survey you will be eligible to win a painting from my haiku series.
See below for details.

 

This survey is specifically for artists (of all mediums). It is for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate  and advanced painters.

The Details

The survey is short. It has only 10 questions. Most are multiple choice.

  • Answer every question as best you can.
  •  After you complete the survey you will be entered in the drawing.
  • I will contact you via email if you won one of the paintings !

TAKE SURVEY HERE!

 

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