A few years ago four professional plein-air painters from the Boothbay region were at an opening. (Corinne McIntyre, Roger Milinowski and Ron and Monique Parry). Ron said, "Since we all usually paint by ourselves why don't we go out every Wednesday and paint together". And so the "Plein Air Painters of Maine" was born. What started out with just four of us now has six Chapters with over 572 members. At any given time in the summer there can be 14 to 20 people painting. In the winter there may only be two or three hearty folk. But the interest has never subsided. The comraderie, exchange of ideas and just plain fellowship with other painters is so rewarding.

The Boothbay Region, in fact, all of Maine, has a wealth of subject matter to paint. The sea, the coastal rocks, endless skies, seabirds, lobster boats, docks, fish houses...etc. It is so beautiful. A painters paradise.

Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact either Gmail below and we will let you know where we will be.


We shall post news of shows, awards, and other exciting things that happen to us. Send any news you would like others to know about to cmcintyrepaintings@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


For those PAPME members who like to travel to far off places and make plans far ahead, here is an opportunity to do just that from Phil Levine

Hi folks
This e-mail is going out to representatives of 27 Plein Air Painting groups around the country.
I'm putting together a plein air painting trip to Cuba January 2014. I just returned from Havana with a painting group a few weeks ago and we returned with an excitement and appreciation we never had before! It was a life altering experience for us.
If one plein air group wants to fill a class that would be easy to arrange. But this January trip can include folks from other plein air groups as well.

I would include everything in a trip cost: airfare from Miami to Havana, lodging, required visas, local guides, local transportation, even some meals. Plus all the documentation we would need.  The painters essentially would have nothing to do except paint! My job would be toeverything else. Havana is remarkable. So beautiful and so paintable. I found that underneath it's faded facade one of the world's most beautiful cities shines through. In addition to Havana there are some places that are within an hour that offer great landscape.
The link to the page describing this plein air painting adventure is http://www.paintingfrance.com/cuba2014.htm The costing details are still being worked out but there is a form to fill out on that page. Just send it back to me with your name and e-mail address. I'll keep a list and inform everyone as soon as more details are available.

1 comment:

Philip Frey said...

Hi Phil, the Cuba trip sounds like fun. I have some students that might be interested. I'll pass on the info.

Philip Frey