Monday, August 7, 2017

Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy - Paintout Report

"Antediluvian" 9x12 oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
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Painted at Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, Maine

Location Shot for "Antediluvian"

Each year, Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy has its annual paintout.  This year, we had a two-day event.  On Saturday, we painted on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, in the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park.  On Sunday, we painted at Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine, right across the Canadian border from Campobello Island.  Both days started off with thick fog, which broke around mid-morning, leading to beautiful, sunny skies.

"Fox Farm" 9x12 oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
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Painted at Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, Campobello Island, New Brunswick

We had a small turn-out.  It seems that this year everyone had busy plans for early August.  But it's important, I think, to keep the annual paintout going so that the group continues.  Next year, we'll have a much larger event, plus an exhibition at Sunbury Shores Art & Nature Centre in St Andrews-by-the-Sea in New Brunswick.  I'll have details on that as we get closer.

In the meantime, here are a couple of my paintings plus some photos from this year's event.





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