|Sally's Birdhouse - 6x8, oil - available|
In between studio work and pulling images for my new book on the Southwest, I've been getting out to paint, too. Above is a little piece I did last week when we had a shot of sunshine. I painted it with the new Cobra water-miscible oils, with which I'm still experimenting.
June is traditionally the month in which my group, Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy, has its annual paintout and exhibition. This is our sixth year. Over the past years, we've alternated locations between the US and Canada. This year, we'll be painting in both countries. You can get details on all of this at our website, www.pleinairfundy.org.
This Saturday, June 9th, we'll be painting in St Andrews-by-the-Sea in New Brunswick. St Andrews is a gem on the water. It's a resort town with a scenic waterfront, beautiful historic buildings and lots of good restaurants. The weather is supposed to be superb this weekend. It's also the annual seafood festival, so there'll be lots happening. Some of us will be down by the waterfront painting. I hope you'll come visit us. There's also a reception at the Europa Inn at 48 King Street from 5-7 pm Atlantic Time. If you didn't find us out in the field, you'll certainly find us there. We'll have some good paintings to show, too.
Other events include a paintout in Eastport, Maine, June 23 & 24, followed by the final paintout in Lubec, Maine, and on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, June 30 & July 1. We'll have a reception and show at Friar's Bay Studio Gallery on Saturday, June 30, from 5-7 AT. I hope you'll join us for that one, too! (On August 1, you'll be able to see all the work we've done on our website.)