Sunday, October 28, 2018

By the Old Foundation

By the Old Foundation
behind my home in Shapleigh, Maine
on Oct 25, 2018, painted on Oct 27, 2018
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light
fastness and permanence, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor
paper framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oak Red

Oak Red
in the back fields behind
my home at Shapleigh, Maine on Oct 25, 2018
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


Friday, October 26, 2018

Back Field Fall

Back Field Fall
in Shapleigh, Maine on Oct 25, 2018
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light
fastness and permanence, and Uniball waterproof
fade proof ink on 140 lb. Arches cold press
fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

At the Yarmouth Festival Reception

At the Yarmouth Festival Reception 
 October 26, 2018


My art on display, a red dot (sold) on the lower right painting,
Portland Observatory atop Munjoy Hill.



It's a well run show, and a well attended show.


Three of our Art Group members drove up together since we had art in the show, Richard Winslow (left), Janet Ledoux (center, and me, Bruce McMillan (right).

Some of our art on display...


Fisherman at the Dock, Richard Winslow, SOLD, oil

 
Nigh Duck Cottage, Janet Ledoux, collage


Portland Observatory atop Munjoy Hill, Bruce McMillan, SOLD, watercolor

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Buddies Back

Buddies Back
in the harbor at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport,
Maine on Oct 19, 2018, painted on Oct 25, 2018
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Facing Sitting Study 1 and 2

Facing Sitting Study 1
Model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine Oct 19, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00

Facing Sitting Study 2
Model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine Oct 19, 2018
7" x 10" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Arches cold press
fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

Morning Sitting Studies 3 and 4

Morning Sitting Study 3
Model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine Oct 19, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


Autumn Morning
Sitting Study 3
Model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine Oct 19, 2018
7" x 10" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Arches cold press
fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

Monday, October 22, 2018

Morning Sitting Studies 1 and 2

Morning Sitting Study 1
Model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine Oct 19, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00

Morning Sitting Study 1
Model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine Oct 19, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Model Sitting Studies

Model Sitting Study 1
Rebekah at our art group in
Kennebunkport, Maine Sept 28, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


Model Sitting Study 2
Rebekah at our art group in
Kennebunkport, Maine Sept 28, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00



Model Sitting Study 3
Rebekah at our art group in
Kennebunkport, Maine Sept 28, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Model By Line Design

Model By Line Design
Rebekah at our art group in
Kennebunkport, Maine Sept 28, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


About Model By Line Design
I was intrigued to use simple clear line and simple clear color in this painting. To further simplify, with the Caucasian flesh tone, a mix of light yellow and light red (pink), I separated them, to make this a study in line, pure color, and design. The suggested form from line doesn't always follow the line, it becomes its own form. Yes, I paint outside the lines. Coloring books have always been difficult for me, staying in those lines, not my thing.

While I was into line and color, many years ago Pablo Picasso was into line, no color, with a similar subject and perspective with his 1930s etchings.



Picasso By Lines
Fragment de Corps de Femme
(translation: Female Body Fragment)
also known as Femme
Pablo Picasso
Etching, 12" x 11.5" (w x h), 1931
Private collection

From Ovide, Les Métamorphoses (translation: Ovid, The Metamorphoses). Composed in Latin at the beginning of the first century, 100s AD, by the Roman poet Ovid, the Metamorphoses presents a collection of tales of transformation based on Greek mythology and legend.

"Picasso's etchings on the theme of Ovid's Metamorphosis are the first great graphic works of his classical period in the early 1930's. Femme or known as Fragments de corps de Femme is one of the thirty sketches belonging to the book by Ovid. In these works Picasso developed the superb clarity of etched lines making the prints of this era among his most beautiful early graphic works.


Femme was sketched by Picasso in 1930. This etching is executed in a pure, classical line, almost sensual and erotic.


Picasso's neoclassical period which began about 1920, may have resulted from his contact with classical art in Italy and with the ballet, which reawakened his interest in the human figure. Though Picasso did not abandon cubism, his forms in this style became more curvilinear as is the case with the etching Femme.


The series of executed etchings in 1931 for the Metamorphoses of Ovid are among his finest illustrations. Picasso began to work on the thirty compositions in September 1930. This was the time he began his relationship with Marie Therese Walter (1909-1977) when she was 17-years-old and he was 45-years old. She was the inspiration for the female figures in many of the Metamorphoses compositions, maybe even that of Femme."

-Source: Aaron Art Prints HERE

Marie Therese Walter
 

Marie Therese Walter

Scroll through more of the etchings in this series at the German Galerie Fetzerhere HERE


Friday, October 19, 2018

Rebekah Standing Studies

Rebekah Standing
Study 2
of model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine Sept 28, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00

Rebekah Standing
Study 1
of model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine Sept 28, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Back Studies

Back Study 1
of model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on Oct 5, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


Back Study 2
of model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on Oct 5, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


Back Study 3
of model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on Oct 5, 2018
8" x 10" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Side View Sitting Study

Side View
Sitting Study
Model Rebekah at our art group
in Kennebunkport, Maine on Oct 5, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Valley

Valley
after looking at too many Rothkos
painted in Shapleigh, Maine on Oct 14, 2018
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
SOLD


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 Color Field Theory
by Bruce McMillan
 
I stepped out, feeling so alive
with annual color here, such
color fields, wondering if I've
been looking at Rothko, too much,
 

for all I perceive, everywhere,
is color field theory, leaving
me in awe as I stop and stare,
ready to paint, scene perceiving.
 

© 2018 Bruce McMillan

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Cape Porpoise Inner Harbor

Cape Porpoise Inner Harbor
painted plein air in Kennebunkport, Maine on Oct 5, 2018
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Prismacolor archival ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00

Sunday, October 14, 2018

High Fall Low Tide


High Fall Low Tide
at the inner harbor at Cape Porpoise in
Kennebunkport, Maine painted plein air on Oct 5, 2018
9" x 12" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Prismacolor archival ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $195.00

Friday, October 12, 2018

Autumn Falls In


Autumn Falls In
at my yard in Shapleigh, Maine on Oct 12, 2018
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof
ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

Afternoon Rocks at Sand Beach


Afternoon Rocks
at Sand Beach
at Sand Beach in Stonington,
Maine painted plein air on Sept 22, 2018
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof
ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00


Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Last Two Dinghies

The Last Two Dinghies
off Green Head Overlook in
Stonington, Maine, painted plein air on Sept 24, 2018
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white
framed, including sales tax + shipping $115.00

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Out in the Breeze


Out in the Breeze
off Green Head Overlook in
Stonington, Maine painted plein air on Sept 23 2018
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press
fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00


Monday, October 8, 2018

A Pair Out There

A Pair Out There
from Green Head Overlook in
Stonington Maine painted plein air on Sept 21, 2018
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00


Pilings Shape Up

Pilings Shape Up
under a dock along Indian Point Road in
Stonington, Maine painted plein air on Sept 23, 2018
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white
watercolor paper framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Beyond Stonington

Beyond Stonington
seen from Indian Point Road in
Stonington, Maine, painted plein air on Sept 23, 2018
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and  Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white
watercolor paper framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Stonington Docked


Stonington Docked
seen from Green Head Overlook in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air Sept 21, 2018
9" x 12" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Prismacolor 08 Archival fine line marker
on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $195.00

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Yarmouth Art Festival

The 10th annual Yarmouth Art Festival
Jurors have selected 164 pieces from 101 Maine artists for the 10th annual Yarmouth (Maine) Art Festival. Three members from our art group, Janet Ledoux, Richard Winslow, and me, all had work juried in. I was fortunate to have the maximum three works accepted.




Cape Porpoise Harbor
12" x 9, $320
On my blog HERE

Seagull Seeing
7" x 5" (w x h), $180
On my blog HERE

Portland Observatory atop Munjoy Hill
seen from the Peaks Island Ferry in Portland, Maine
6" x 6", $195
On my blog HERE

You can preview all of the of the art and artists in the really cool online Show Catalogue HERE

The jurors were Bob Keyes, arts writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, and Peg Golden, founder and former owner of Greenhut Gallery in Portland, Maine.


The 10th annual show will be held at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth. It will be Oct. 24th through Oct. 27th, Wednesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 3 pm. An artists' reception, including live music and refreshments, will be held Thursday Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, it's a great time. I'm sorry that I'll miss it.


30% of all art sales benefit the charities administered by St. Bartholomew's.


Afternoon Sun Sand Beach Point

Afternoon Sun
Sand Beach Point
in Stonington, Maine painted plein air on Sept 22, 2018
18" x 13" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton
extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $485.00

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Below Church Street

Below Church Street
in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 24, 2018
during surprise rain showers that rained
while painting, so I went with it, and the splashing.
6" x 4" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold
press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $65.00

Far Islands View

Far Islands View
from Church Street in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 24, 2018
during surprise rain showers that rained
while painting, so I went with it, and the splashing.
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

From Iconic Stonington

From Iconic Stonington
on Church Street in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air on Sept 24, 2018
during surprise rain showers that rained
while painting, so I went with it, and the splashing.
8" x 10" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold
press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including sales tax + shipping $135.00

Plein Air Brandywine Valley Spotlight

Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2018
October 28-November 4

 

I'm among twenty artists featured in the online posting of the Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2018 Spotlight online HERE. And below...

Bruce McMillan, Shapleigh, Maine
Spotlight 09/18/18
 
How did you first learn of and when did you start painting plein air?
I learned of painting by going to a museum as a youngster, beholding the French impressionists, I saw the results of what portable paints could do, take you anywhere. I was in my sixties, beginning my watercolor journey, when I discovered how watercolors could easily go anywhere.


What has helped you develop as a painter?
My then nine-year-old grandson's advice guides me. When observing a painting he was working on, a gallery scene, a figure standing to the left of a hanging painting, the hanging painting, and then the descriptive label on the wall, not to the right beside the painting but above the painting, I asked him why he'd put the label above the painting. He crossed his arms, looked at me with a frown and explained, "Grampa Bruce, it's a painting; you can do anything." I think of his words every time I paint.


Describe something unusual or challenging that happened when painting outdoors.
It was the end of a day painting plein air in Stonington, Maine. The sun was dropping, and I'd packed it in. Driving along the shore, the light got dramatic, the clear low-in-the-sky sun behind me, late afternoon fall sun streaming into the harbor full of lobster boats, more than any other harbor in Maine. I pulled onto Green Head, beheld the view, so many boats, the light bright, and islands in the distance. I wasn't done for the day, almost an hour of daylight left. The sun was setting so I pulled out a 7" x 5" watercolor block for a quick sketch. But the sight was too breathtaking. I pulled out a huge, full sheet, 30" x 22", and propped my watercolor palette on the rocks. Quickly, I set up my watercolor palette on my tripod, and settled into my folding tripod chair. For the next fifty-five minutes I drew and painted totally focused. I was in the zone, racing against the setting sun. This brief window of time pushed my drawing to be loosely certain, my painting, sure and bold, my brushes flying. It was a fast fifty-five minutes when darkness descended. That painting was selected for the gallery's window at the 2017 ArtinME exhibition in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.


I had a similar experience when painting at the 2018 Castine (Maine) Plein Air Festival. With the sun setting I painted two studies of the harbor looking towards Blue Hill. Again, there wasn't much time. I respond well to time constraints. It pushes me. These two paintings were quite satisfying, and both sold at the event.


In 2016 I painted at Brown's Head Light on the north side of Vinalhaven Island. I was into the zone, painting variations of the lighthouse overlooking the Fox Islands Thoroughfare. I posted all but one of the variations on my blog. Later, when submitting to the Port Clyde Art Gallery's Third Annual Invitational 10 x 10 Show, I included the one I'd deemed not good enough to post on my art blog. It was Best in Show, which led me to ponder, are we the best judges of our art?




Can you tell us about some of the settings and places where you have you painted?
I'm drawn to coastal locations, islands and remote places. There aren't many of us painting plein air in Iceland. I painted a plein air view of the landmark hill Stóri Dímon. Fortunately, I had a frame with me. That painting still hangs today, a thank you to my dear friends and hosts, in their summerhouse, having traveled only three-hundred feet from the hill where it was painted to the wall of their summerhouse.


Among the locations I've painted at in Maine are Acadia, Bass Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, Castine, Cliff Island, Cobscook Bay, Criehaven Island, Jonesport, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Monhegan Island, Ogunquit, Owls Head, Rockland, Schoodic, Shapleigh, Stonington, Vinalhaven, York; many locations in northern Vermont; coastal and inland Florida; at Grand Manan Island, Ottawa, and Whitehall Island, Canada; many places all around Iceland, including islands off the coast; Lugano, Switzerland; and Venice.


Why do you paint plein air and what attracts you to compete in Plein Air Brandywine Valley?
I applied to Brandywine because fellow artist Alison Menke recommended it when we were painting at the Castine (Maine) Plein Air Festival 2018 in July. When asked of all the plein air events she's participated in, and she's painted in many, which one was the best, without hesitating she said, "Brandywine, Bruce you must do it."


Share anything about PABV or about you as a painter that others will find interesting.
My background, an honored fortunate career in children's books, forty-three of forty-five photo-illustrated, fine-tuned my way of looking at things through a camera's lens while traveling up and down the world, from up in Iceland and Alaska, and down to Antarctica. Thus, my journey with watercolors has a visual basis, but is a complete departure from the pictorial to the freedom of painting, and painting loosely, keeping it fresh.




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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Marshalton Inn, 1300W. Strasburg Road, West Chester, PA
Artists at work 4-6 pm, and 6-8 pm browse the finished artwork


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November 1, 2018
The NOCTURNE, a special event during Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2018
Artists create their works at night in West Chester, Pennsylvania
Awards to be given for the best painting and photograph
Brief video featuring the Nocturne (1:32) HERE
The music is, hmm, amusing. I had no idea that painting at night could be so dramatic.


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The Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception, tickets only, is on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library HERE. It will continue Saturday and Sunday, Nov 3-4, open to the public.

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The twenty artists featured in the spotlight are:
Mick McAndrews, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, watercolor
Jacalyn Beam, Greenville, Delaware, oil
Don Shoffner, Narberth, Pennsylvania, watercolor
Daniel Jay Freed, West Chester, Pennsylvania, oil
Lois W. Sellers, Springfield, Pennsylvania, photography
Cynthia Rosen, Vermont, oil
Annie Strack, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, oil
J. Stacy Rogers, Lewes, Delaware, oil
Jim Salvas, West Chester, Pennsylvania, photography
Julie Riker, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, oil
Henry Coe, Parkton, Maryland, oil
Ellen Gavin, Millville, New Jersey, oil
Carol L. Douglas, Rockport, Maine, oil
Randall Graham, West Chester, Pennsylvania, oil
Bruce McMillan, Shapleigh, Maine, watercolor
Beth Bathe, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, oil
Debra Howard, Crisfield, Maryland, oil
Judy McCabe Jarvis, Flourtown, Pennsylvania, oil
Al Richards, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, oil and watercolor
Lissa Abrams, Baltimore, Maryland, oil