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Kittery Art Association-1 Day Plein Air

  • The Hamilton House 40 Vaughans Lane South Berwick, ME, 03908 United States (map)
Painting is just like making an after-dinner speech. If you want to be remembered, say one thing and stop.
— Charles Hawthorne
When I paint outdoors, I’ve always liked to let the paint do some of the work. I go for the big effect; and when I get it, I let the rest go.
— Emile Gruppe

This one day workshop will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Hamilton House in South Berwick Maine. In my one hour demo, I will show you how I work alla prima to capture color, value and shapes quickly and efficiently. Faithful copying of every detail you see doesn't work and only destroys the illusion. A simplified color and value is paramount to success. This simplified approach allows the painter to say more with less, which should be the goal of every painting.

In the event that we have inclement weather, we will work in my spacious studio from photo references taken at the Hamilton House. My studio is located in the Rollinsford Mills just 7 minutes from the grounds.

Location: Hamilton House 40 Vaughan’s Lane, South Berwick Maine

Cost: $130 Kittery Art Association members $150 non-members

Time: 9:00 - 4:00

To register send a check for the full amount to:

David Lussier, 80 Olde Mill Rd. Apt 10, Somersworth, NH 03878