Friday, March 23, 2018

It's Still Not Too Late! Take a Plein Air Painting Workshop with Me in Maine this Summer


This summer, while the rest of the country is sweltering in what will no doubt be record-breaking heat, you can be enjoying a cool time at the Maine coast at one of my workshops.  And unlike other cool places in the summer, it won't be packed with tourists.  You will have the bold cliffs and gentle sea breezes all to yourself—or just about.

Bold Cliffs

Boats in Lubec's Harbor

I still have a few openings left in two plein air painting workshops in Lubec, Maine:  July 3-6, 2018 (all levels) and August 28-31, 2018 (experienced painters.)  The workshop goes from 8 until noon, leaving you the afternoons to either paint on your own or to explore the area with family or friends.  Besides painting some of the best scenery on the Maine coast, you can also enjoy boiled lobster, taking a whale watch or just hiking the cliffs and beaches.  If you do decide to paint more, I'll gladly give you suggestions for locations and then critique whatever you paint.  Also, if you bring your passport, you'll be able to visit the Canadian island of Campobello and visit my studio.

Painting the view toward Campobello

If this interests you, I have lots more information on the workshop and the area, including lodging suggestions, at my website:  www.PleinAirPaintingMaine.com.

Bernard, Maine

Lobster Floats!

By the way, I am also teaching a workshop August 21-24, 2018, just up the coast from Lubec.  This four-day, all-day workshop will be based in Bernard, Maine.  Bernard is a quiet fishing village on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park.  I've taught here for many years, and it's always a special week for me. We paint boats and harbor scenes, quiet marshes and crashing waves on the seawall.  Plus, one of the highlights is lunch or dinner at famous Thurston's Lobster Pound.  I can't wait to go again this year.  For details and to register, please visit the Acadia Workshop Center site here: http://www.acadiaworkshopcenter.com/MCJohnson.html

I hope to see you on the Maine coast this summer!

Thurston's Lobster Pound

Wave at Seawall

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