Plein Air painting is a French expression for painting outdoors. These fresh, often rapid works can capture the essence of a scene and the weather with a unique charm, unlike the more careful studies produced in a studio.
On Friday, June 29th, Plein aire artists will seek out strategic locations throughout Marblehead and begin capturing the town’s scenic beauty on canvas and paper. Feel free to roam the town and observe artists creating art. That afternoon or the next morning, the artists turn in their completed, framed works for inclusion in the Painting-the-Town Exhibit.
This year, I chose to paint at lovely Devereux Beach. I love the colorful display of beach umbrellas, children playing and lots of people coming and going. My finished piece, “Devereux Beach Day”, acrylic, 12″ x 24″ will remind me of a picture perfect New England day.
The public is invited to meet the artists, view the exhibit, and cast ballots to determine the People’s Choice Award winner.