|Dan (left) and Bud at Grimes Cove|
We had our group portrait taken by the photographer from the Boothbay Register newspaper. Many new artist friends were made including Carlton Plummer (of the rocks) http://www.plummergallery.com/carlton.html and Bobbi Heath of Westford. MA http://www.bobbiheath.com/ and who I enjoyed meeting and talking to. My friends and I visited area galleries including Corrine McIntyre's Ocean Point Gallery, who was the organizer for this year's paint out. http://www.oceanpointstudio.com/
|Donning ocean creature hats before dinner|
To the right are a few of the plein air paintings I completed during my two day stay in Boothbay.
Also, it is well worth the time and effort to sketch a little drawing to deconstruct the scene and compose the painting's layout before beginning the painting Below are two of my quick sketches used in the paintings. I tore them out of my book and taped them to my easel support for easy reference. There's not much details but the quickly drawn shapes and lines help me to contain and simplify the complex scene.