Thursday, June 11, 2015

Where in the World is Plein Air – Day 2



"Land's End" 12x9 oil/panel
(If it's not online yet, it will be soon, so keep checking back!)

Above is my finished piece for the second day of the "Where in the World is Plein Air?" outdoor painting event.  For this day, I went to the other side of the border, in Lubec, Maine, to West Quoddy Head State Park.   This is another of my favorite spots – I just love this view with the little tree perched on the cliff.

One of the things that surprises me most about this part of the world is the sparse number of visitors that come.  June is one of the most beautiful months, but when I was out painting – and set up along the main trail, where you'd think there'd be lots of  people – not a single person hiked by.  It was just me and a couple of lobster boats tooling around in the distance.  In July and August, the height of the tourist season, you'll find a few more people around, but by September, they're mostly gone again.

Just as a reminder, Where in the World is Plein Air? consists of a hundred artists painting for three days wherever they happen to be in the world.  Each day, the artists post three videos – beginning, middle and end – of that day's painting efforts, plus a photo of the finished painting.  The paintings will be for sale that very same day and can be purchased immediately online.  The paintings, whether sold or unsold, will then be shipped to the event's sponsor, Illume Gallery of Fine Art in St George, Utah, for an exhibit that will run for the month of July.  Following the event, purchased paintings will be shipped to their happy owners.

Tomorrow I'll be off to my third and final location.  In the meantime, here are a few photos from today.




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