Here are a few of the plein air paintings I did during our Plein Air Retreat in Maine. It was a pure delight painting in these locales.
Near Pemaquid Point, Marble Beach is a little cove of rounded rocks, surrounded by wonderful rock bluffs. It was a lovely place to paint. This piece was painted in plein air, when my fascination was the multicolored sparkle in the incoming tide. Marble Beach is 16″x20″ and done in pastel.
Lobster Traps at the Round Pond Lobster Co-op is 9″x12″ and done in pastel. It was painted in plein air on a misty weekday morning in Maine, with a lobsterman working on the dock behind me. The original has already sold off of Facebook, however you can obtain prints or merchandise of it here.
Early in the morning painting in plein air on gorgeous Pemaquid Point, the tide pools glistened magically bright in the shallows of ropey, sinuous rocks, all while the waves regularly crashed on. The painting done there, Tide Pools on Pemaquid Point is 16″x20″ and done in pastel.
I have lots of reference photos from these locations, so I’m likely to revisit these themes in the studio in the winter. However, there is nothing quite like painting on location. For example, the red truck in the lobster trap painting left while I was painting and came back with complimentary green buoys in it! The extra bright sun also influences the colors of the paintings.