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New Landscape Painting Class ~ August 5th!

The Smell of Rain. Oil. 8×10 NFS

Are you ready for some fun, enjoyable times right from the comfort of your home ?

If you are ready to add some beauty, enrichment and reward to your life, you will want to join us! This live streaming, online class is the perfect cure for the “stuck at home stuff.”

If you love painting landscapes and want to learn and utilize the best foundational elements of the masters in your landscapes, now is the time to pick up your brushes and jump in. This is the perfect time for you to practice everything you want to learn in the quiet of your studio before you venture outside. You are welcome to join us in the NEW Class starting August 5th!

NOW is the easiest time to jump into landscape painting !

  • ONLINE ZOOM CLASS ~ PERFECT FOR ALL AGES
  • TIME: Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 8 pm.
  • EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome.
  • LOCATION: Where ever you are, from the comfort of your home or studio. Any where you have wifi!
  • INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance.
  • NEXT CLASS BEGINS AUGUST 5TH ! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

New Live Streaming Landscape painting class starts August 5th, details & registration info here!

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New Plein Air Painting Class ! Starts July 28th!

Fresh paint ! Rosemary Traveling Dagger brush & watercolor & gouache set …I combine them all the time!

Are you ready for some fun, enjoyable times ?

Are you ready for some fresh air & to come out and paint? It’s summer in Maine! Would you like to have fun, enjoy this beautiful summer weather and make some great paintings? You are welcome to join us in my new Maine Plein Air Class starting July 28th!

Summer is the best time to jump into Plein Air painting !

  • PLEIN AIR CLASSES ~ PERFECT FOR ALL AGES
  • TIME: Tuesdays 10am – 1 pm.
  • EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome.
  • LOCATION: We paint at a new location every week.
  • INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance.
  • NEXT CLASS BEGINS JULY 28TH ! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

New plein air painting class starts soon ! July 28th, details & Info here!

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Save The Great Bay… Buy a Painting !

Quiet Cove. Oil. 28×38″. Available. Details here.

“Quiet Cove” is a painting that was born in early autumn on Durham Point, NH. It was one of those perfect autumn days with a bit of summer warmth and a mellow lazy feeling. I had noticed this view many times and always loved it. Instead of driving by once again, on this day I stopped, got out of my car and walked down to the small bridge looking out over the beautiful cove into Great Bay. It was so lovely that I wanted to capture that moment of peace and quiet for eternity.

I’m so glad that I followed my heart that day to sketch and paint the beauty that surrounded me as the sun set and the air cooled.

I never knew that I would appreciate that moment and this memory as much as I do now.

Quiet Cove is being offered for sale to support the CLF ~ The Conservation Law Foundation; a non profit organization that is working to save and preserve the Great Bay and its estuaries for all of us and for the generations to come.

This painting is available for purchase from Clf ~ The Great Bay Plein Air Art Auction.

If you wish to have this beauty, peace and quiet in your home please contact Clf asap. The Auction ends in 5 days.

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New Summer Painting Classes Start Soon!

Are you ready for some fun enjoyable times ?

Are you ready to come out and paint? It’s summer in Maine! Would you like to have fun, enjoy this beautiful summer weather and make some great paintings? You are welcome to join us in my new Maine Plein Air Class starting June 30th!

Plein Air Classes

PLEIN AIR CLASSES~ TIME: Tuesdays 10am – 1 pm. EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome. LOCATION: We paint at a new location every week. INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance. CLASS BEGINS JUNE 30TH ! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE!

Do you live far away?

Do you live far away? Do you work 9-5? For all of you who live far away from Maine or can’t fit a Tuesday morning class into your schedule, I teach an online, live streaming class. This is an evening class that will not interrupt your work day !

Live Online classes for everyone!

LIVE STREAMING CLASSES ~ TIME : Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm EXPERIENCE: All levels welcome. LOCATION: Zoom Class Room. You must have internet access. INSTRUCTION: Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance. CLASS BEGINS JULY 8TH ! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE!

New Summer classes start soon ! Dates, details & Info here!

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Plein Air Painting ~ The Best Supplies

New Ebook !

The plein air season is upon us ! The weather is gorgeous, the flowers are blooming, the dark cold days of winter are a distant memory and we are heading out to paint!

Introduction

My students asked me to write this book a year ago. They were often trying to make good choices on materials and easel purchases. These decisions are personal and depend on media, how much weight you are willing to carry and what you are willing to edit out of your painting gear if you plan on trekking into wild places.

Strada Pochade Box #4

I put together a comprehensive list of all my outdoor gear. I don’t use it all for every outing. It’s listed in categories and the table of contents is live so you can open pages to specific topics. Everything from easel and umbrellas to substrates and anything in-between is discussed. It includes my sketchbook set up to all my watercolor, gouache, acrylic and oil pochade box supplies. Much of this stuff lives in my car studio!

Table of Contents

This ebook is full of color pictures and text. 46 pages. On sale at a special early bird price for the month of June. ( $9.99)

Purchase Ebook here:

LINK: QUICK & EASY : THE BEST MATERIALS FOR PLEIN AIR PAINTING

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New Ebook ! Perfect Color

Perfect Color

Color is amazing. As viewers it affects us in so many ways. When we are painting it can sometimes be a challenge to mix the color we want. It can even be difficult to name the color we are seeing.

I teach classes that help students develop their color sense and mixing skills. This ebook is a peek into the process that I teach. It is a first step for organizing and developing a method for mixing beautiful, pure, clean colors.

I hope it helps you in your painting journey!

Warmly,

Mary

FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ~ NEW EBOOK ~ PERFECT COLOR

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Plein Air Painting ~ Wyeth, Cowgirls & Lobster Boys: A Podcast

The day I got caught in a Wyoming cattle drive, met Andrew Wyeth’s caretaker and had a naked man swim next to me in a river all have one thing in common: I was standing at my easel painting en Plein Air.

My vocation as a landscape painter is never boring. I always knew it would always be challenging painting out in the snow, ice, heat, bugs, and stormy weather but I never even thought about the chance of meeting any people in my travels. I never know who might walk up to me out there and it has certainly been memorable.

To hear about my painting adventures that I shared recently with Laura King of “Artists of New England”, CLICK HERE !

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New Live Online Painting Class ~June !

NEW ONLINE LANDSCAPE PAINTING CLASS STARTS JUNE 1OTH !

The May online painting class filled fast so I am posting the June painting class now so all of you who wish to join us can register and save your spot! I’d love to have you join us!

If you are concerned about missing a class, each week the class will be recorded and available for you to watch on your own schedule.

If you are ready to add some beauty, enrichment and reward to your life, you will want to join us! This live streaming, online class is the perfect cure for the “stuck at home stuff.” If you love painting landscapes and want to learn and utilize the best foundational elements of the masters in your landscapes, now is the time to pick up your brushes and jump in. This is the perfect time for you to practice everything you want to learn in the quiet of your studio before you venture outside.

This is the only class that I am offering that has openings for students. If you wish to join us ~ description & registration are here.

Warm weather is here ! I’ve been out painting as much as I can in-between the spring showers. I’m looking forward toward to seeing the apple trees in full bloom!

I hope you all are healthy and thriving.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others, think of your loved ones, make time for quiet moments, breathe the fresh air and spend some in nature.

Paint and create beauty as if it counts. Because it does. It’s important to have quality in our lives.

Thank you all for being here.

Warmly,

Mary

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Live Online Painting Class ~ !

A NEW ONLINE LANDSCAPE PAINTING CLASS STARTS NEXT WEEK ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH!

If you are ready to add some beauty, enrichment and reward to your life, you will want to join us! This live streaming, online class is the perfect cure for the “stuck at home stuff.” If you love painting landscapes and want to learn and utilize the best foundational elements of the masters in your landscapes, now is the time to pick up your brushes and join us. This is the perfect time for you to practice everything you’ll learn in the quiet of your studio before you venture outside.

This is the only live streaming Landscape Class I am offering this spring. If you wish to join us ~ description & registration are here.

Warm weather is here ! I’ve been out painting as much as I can in-between the spring showers. I’m looking forward toward to seeing the apple trees in full bloom!

I hope you all are healthy and thriving.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others, think of your loved ones, make time for quiet moments, breathe the fresh air and spend some in nature.

Paint and create beauty as if it counts. Because it does. It’s important to have quality in our lives.

Thank you all for being here.

Warmly,

Mary

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New Live Stream Landscape Class ~ May 13th !

A NEW ONLINE LANDSCAPE CLASS STARTS ON WEDNESDAY MAY 13TH.

If you love painting landscapes and want to learn and utilize the best foundational elements of the masters in your landscapes, now is the time to pick up your brushes and join us. This is the time for you to practice everything you learn in the quiet of your studio before you venture outside.

Our favorite landscape painting season is here. I’ve been out painting as much as I can in-between the many April showers. This spring has been a little chilly, the blossoms are slowly coming out. I’m looking forward toward to seeing the apple trees in full bloom!

This will be the last online Landscape Class offered this spring. If you wish to join us ~ description & registration are here.

I hope you are all healthy and thriving.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others, think of your loved ones, make time for quiet moments, breathe the fresh air and spend some in nature.

Paint and create beauty as if it counts. Because it does. It’s important to have quality in our lives.

Thank you all for being here.

Warmly,

Mary