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Plein Air Painting on Monhegan Island
Is a visit to Monhegan Island on your bucket list? Are you eager to learn to paint out of doors? Follow in the footsteps of painters such as Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent and George Bellows, and paint with me on Monhegan, the artist’s island. Ten miles off the coast of Maine, the rocky shores of Monhegan and the sparkling light found there have inspired generations of artists. Traditional New England saltbox houses, skiffs piled on the beach, lobster traps and buoys, and lobster boats in the harbor make up the town side of the island. On the “backside” the dramatic cliffs, rocky beaches, and wind blown forest offer lots of inspiration.
The four days you’ll spend with me on the island will bring a new focus to your painting, a difference that you will see and feel and take home with you. Painting outside, en plein air, will teach you skills that you can employ both outside and in the studio. You’ll become more confident, your drawing and painting skills will reach a higher level, and most importantly, your “seeing” skills will as well. There’s something about a destination workshop, where no one is expecting you to do anything but paint and learn to paint better, that rejuvenates. You’ll be surrounded by a supportive group of artists at your same level (new to plein air) and an experienced instructor who loves to share her expertise.
This workshop will be held June 10-14 on Monhegan Island. Monday June 10, and Friday June 14 are combined instruction and travel days. We will take the ferry from New Harbor and stay at the Monhegan House Hotel.
Plein Air Painting in Yarmouth, Maine
Discover a love for plein air painting with me on the beautiful coast of Maine. The plein air tradition, popularized by the impressionists in France, is a wonderful way to embrace nature and enjoy your creative side out of doors. We will review basic fundamentals - value, composition, and color; learn how to paint within Mother Nature's time constraints; and pick up tricks of the trade for painting out of doors. This workshop is ideal for those who have not painted outside previously, and will be held at various locations in the Yarmouth, Maine area.
This class runs from 9-12 and 1-4 July 15th and 16th in various locations in Yarmouth, Maine.
Student Comments From Bobbi's Workshops
- Bobbi is very patient and criticizes constructively.
- Her demonstrations are effective and she explains concepts in a variety of ways so that everyone understands them.
- Bobbi boils things down into simple exercises which allow me to learn first hand what I've read about in books that passed me by.
- Bobbi is very organized in how she presents things, which is helpful with so many elements to consider when approaching a painting. This helps create order out of chaos.
- The course of instruction was well thought out and we could build on what we learned the day before.
Classes and Workshops for Your Art Group
I would love to teach your group! Any of the past workshops and classes can be tailored to your needs or I can create a custom workshop or class for you. Contact me via email or the contact page to discuss options.
Private lesson packages for instruction in Westford, MA and Yarmouth, ME are available for minimum 2 hour sessions. Contact me via email or the contact page for more information.
Fall and Winter Painting Classes - Harvard, MA - 2017 - 2019
Confident Drawing for Artists - Harvard, MA - 2017
Plein Air Painting at Tidewater Farm - U Maine - 2015 and 2016
Developing Your Own Style with Color - Artist Corner and Gallery - 2016
Landscape Painting - Artascope - 2015
Developing Your Own Style with Color - Artascope - 2014
Daily Painting - River Arts - 2014
Plein Air Painting in Provence - June 2018
Two Day Workshops
Plein Air Painting in Maine - Yarmouth, ME - 2017, 2018
One Day Workshops
Painting the Maine Coast - Artascope - 2016
Techniques for Painting Pet Portraits - Artascope - 2016
Your First Acrylic Painting - Artascope - 2016
Painting on a Time Budget - Artascope - 2016
Painting on Your iPad with ArtRage - Artascope - 2015
Plein Air Painting in Castine - Castine Arts Association - 2015
Explore Color in Abstract and Representational Painting - Artascope - 2015
Creating Your Daily Painting Practice - 2011 - 2015
Half Day Workshops
Introduction to Oil and Acrylic Painting - Artists Corner and Gallery - 2016
Paint Night - Introduction to Acrylic Painting - Yarmouth Frame and Gallery - 2014
Please contact me for more details on the above classes and workshops.