The Five Plein Air Landscapes I Painted at the Retreat

The Five Plein Air Landscapes I Painted at the Retreat
my small plein air palette

Here are the five small paintings I painted on our three day plein air retreat in Maine:

Northport Linden (12″x18″) was painted in the shade of one of the most massive linden trees I have ever seen.

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Happy Little Tugs (12″x12″) was painted on the docks in Belfast, Maine.

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I loved the Elm in the Camden Library Gardens (9″x12″), its twisting, so artfully nurtured, with almost Asian in influence.

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In Early Morning Light on South Branch Pond (9″x12″), I love how the first light glittered peach on the water.

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Safe Harbor (12″x12″) is a conceptual piece using a Camden thunderstorm as a model. See the full painting below, with also some close-up photos highlighting its texture.

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Which one do you like best?

Plein air painting Maine Northport Linden (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Happy Little Tugs (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Elm in the Camden Library Gardens (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Early Morning Light on South Branch Pond (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Safe Harbor (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Close-up detail of Safe Harbor (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Close-up detail of Safe Harbor (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Close-up detail of Safe Harbor (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

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2 Comments

  1. Emily Kendrick 8 months ago

    Polly!
    I loved seeing all the days of the group retreat. I especially like your “Early Morning Light” ❤️

  2. K 8 months ago

    Love these, especially Safe Harbor!

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