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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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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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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 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