Connecticut Plein Air Painters join the Worldwide Paint Out- Friday and Saturday, September 10-11, 2021 at Hammonasset Beach, Madison, CT
Painted en plein air on Friday Sept 10 and finished on Saturday September 11, 2021 - The Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society (CPAPS) join together with the International Plein Air Painters for a Worldwide Paint Out Weekend.
Both days the weather was beautiful, a constant light breeze made the afternoon sun barely noticeable as the temperatures rose to about 82 degrees. On Friday, We had a larger group of about 12-15 artists from all over the state join us. On Saturday the group was smaller only 5 of us.
I was inspired to paint this scene of the walkway at Meig's Point because of how the trees and surrounding foliage moved softly in the wind. A gentle swaying back and forth like a mother cradling her newborn in her arms, as she gently and rythmically shifts her weight from one foot to the other.
It was busy both days at the park, lots of folks walking the trails, climbing the rocks, taking photos, walking their dogs, relaxing in beach chairs and a few children knee-deep splashing in the water.
Working on a gesso primed linen, my goal was to keep some of the surface peaking through especially along the path and sandy surfaces.
With fresh eyes on this piece this morning the idea of turning this piece into a diptych or triptych is floating around in my mind. How cool it would be to extend the scene to left to include more of the water and rocks. Stay tune - this could be the beginnings of a larger set!
Shown here in a natural wood frame but other framing options are available. Shop online here or contact me directly if you're interested in this piece. Linda@lindasmarinoart.com
Current Show: Beaches, Boats and Sunsets Art show at Chapter One Restaurant in Guilford, CT - 25 Whitfield Street across from the Guilford Green. Stop in, enjoy a meal and view the artwork.
Save the Date: Shoreline Arts Trail - Open Studio is Happening - In- person! Saturday and Sunday November 13 and 14, 2021 - with over 30 local artists and artisans from Branford, Guilford and Madison opening their studios for showing and selling their artwork. I'll be at the Guilford Art Center this year - maps will be available soon - If you would me to mail you a map please send an email including your mailing address to: Linda@lindasmarinoart.com
First time for me out painting by the moonlight. It was the perfect September evening out on the Guilford Harbor with my friend Eileen.
We painted from just after sunset to about 9pm.
There were a few folks walking by and we could hear the quiet chatter of the people enjoying a meal at the nearby restaurant.
I could hear the fish popping in the water right below me. When my husband who was fishing on the other side of the parking lot came over to join us. I told him about the fish popping and he dropped his line.
Within just a few seconds he hooked a blue fish. Just a little to small to keep so he tossed the fish back in and dropped the fishing line again.
We went back out a second night and I was able to complete a second painting of this scene.
Thanks for being apart of the journey!
P.S. Join me for an Open Studio Visit this month and next if you live in the area. - go to the Shoreline Arts Trail website to learn more about the open studio and to schedule a visit. Look forward to seeing you!
Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
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