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NEW Plein Air Class ~ Sept 8th

Are you ready for some fun, enjoyable times ?

Are you ready for some fresh air & to come out and paint? It’s late summer in Maine! Would you like to have fun, enjoy this beautiful late summer/ early fall weather and make some great paintings? You are welcome to join us in my new Maine Plein Air Class starting Sept 8th!

Late Summer is a perfect time to jump into Plein Air painting !

  • PLEIN AIR CLASSES ~ GREAT 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 SEPTEMBER 8TH ! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

New plein air painting class starts soon ! September 8th, details & Info here!

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NEW Online Design & Composition Painting Class ~ Sept 9th

Good design is the most important thing in a painting.

In this class we are covering everything that goes into good design. Good design is the most important thing in a painting.  A painting with a good design is like a people magnet, you are drawn to it and you want to keep looking at it. The longer you look at it the more you see. Its the secret sauce.

A painting with a good design is like a people magnet…you are drawn to it …

The class  introduces you to the foundational elements used in designing a painting. We will discuss and look at armatures, simplification and unification of shapes and masses, abstraction, cropping, framing, value, color, line, rhythm and pattern. We will do warm ups, drawing and painting exercises and homework to help solidify all this new information into your painting brain. Learn to create great paintings, build some solid skills and have fun!

Learn to create great paintings, build some solid skills and have fun!

CLASS STARTS SEPTEMBER 9TH 5:30 -8:00PM. DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

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Plein Air Painting in Maine!

Plein air painting is the best !

The sun moves across the sky, the shadows change, the breeze has a scent of salt, and we are all in it together, breathing the fresh air and hearing the birds sing !

And it only gets better as we move toward fall.

Wish you were here !

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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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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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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

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New Live Stream COLOR Class Starts May 5th

A NEW ONLINE COLOR CLASS STARTS ON TUESDAY MAY 5TH.

If you want to warm up your brushes and get into a good color mood now is the time to do that. The best painting season is steadily approaching. Even though this spring has been a little chilly, the blossoms are coming out. Even in the rain today, I see bright yellow daffodils and drifts of tiny blue flowers covering the lawn.

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

I hope you are all healthy and thriving.

Take time for your loved ones, quiet moments, fresh air and nature.

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

Thank you all for being here.

Warmly,

Mary

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One Hundred Years of Solitude in 10 Days

Summer Clouds oil 8×10″ Available.

April 2nd was only 10 days ago. That was the date of the “stay at home” order from the governor. Now it feels like an eternity. Then again not much has changed in my personal life of solitude except there is more environmental solitude than before. Now the streets have fewer cars and most businesses are closed.

Some of you are now working at home or are out of work. Some of my family, friends and students are working hard on the front lines as health care professionals. My thoughts are with them.

I am one of those people who is working more now than I was before this pandemic.

When the big pause first appeared on the horizon, I thought I would take the time to finish writing the 2 books I started last fall. Then, as my classroom buildings began to close due to the spread of the virus to our region, I realized I would need to bring the classes online in order to finish the classes that were in progress. So within a few days I transitioned all my classes into live online classes. What a jump! There were a few kinks here and there, but it was fairly smooth once I figured out what the platform could do.

The big advantage to all of this? All of you who wanted to take classes with me in the past, but lived too far away, can now join a class online! An extra plus is classes will be recorded for students who can’t meet at the exact time of the live class so they can watch it later that week. So if you are one of those who want to study with me this is your chance!

CLASS DETAILS, DESCRIPTIONS & REGISTRATION HERE !

Heading In, oil, 8×8″ Available.

A big shout out to all of you on the front lines of this virus. Thank you to everyone who is keeping all the essential things going!

Warmly,

Mary