Why Painting in Maine is so Wonderful !

There is nothing like painting in Maine…

Last week I painted for the first half of the week in Ocean Park, Maine and the second half of the week in Castine, Maine. It was fabulous! What a variety of painting subjects!

Ocean Park is a tiny community in southern coastal Maine that shares a border with Saco to the south and Old Orchard Beach to the north. It is a place frozen in time where generations of families return each summer for their vacations. It has a tiny village center and is an association run by a non profit organization. It is on a big sandy beach with dunes and views of beaches stretching to the north and south. Out to the east are a sprinkling of distant islands and Prouts Neck. All my painting locations in Ocean Park were a few blocks from each other. I could have walked to them if I wanted to.
Castine is a historic village on the tip of a peninsula in midcoast Maine. There are water views to the east, south and west. You can watch the sun rise and set over water. From the harbor you can see the distant ridge of Mount Battie and the Camden Hills with the town of Camden, to the south. If you look north across the Bagaduce you see Blue Hill peaking over the hills. When you are in Castine you are at the end of the peninsula so you have the peacefulness that comes with being on the end of a land mass. You feel like you are on an island. It is very quiet. The only sounds you hear at night are voices of walkers on an evening stroll, a rare lone car, and the bell on the buoy at the harbor entrance. It is very, very quiet. Ocean Park is a hamlet on the busy, sandy southern coast and Castine is a classic New England village at lands-end down east.They are worlds apart yet on the same shore line of the same state.  I love this place. I will never run out of amazing views to paint .  Maine is amazing !

COMING UP NEXT – IF YOU ARE HERE IN MAINE…WELCOME !

DEMO SATURDAY ~ AUGUST 12th 3pm – 6pm
Tea in the Garden ~ Mary Byrom Demo
Hosted by the Hartwell House Inn
HARTWELL HOUSE INN
312 Shore Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907

DEMO SATURDAY ~ AUGUST 19th 3pm – 6pm
Tea in the Garden ~ Mary Byrom Demo
Hosted by the Hartwell House Inn
HARTWELL HOUSE INN
312 Shore Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907

Everyone is welcome!  Bring your friends!

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:
“Toward The Henry Islands” 6×6″ 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

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