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.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


The PAPME 9th Annual Great Paint Out sponsored by the Oil Painters of America will be on Wednesday September 4th from 8:30am to 4:00pm (or stay as long as you want).  Just think painters from all over the United States will be doing the same thing at their own venues.  We will be hosting and participating in this event.

We will by painting at Grimes Cove, Ocean Point, East Boothbay, Maine
For those of you coming from afar: From Route 1 take Route 27 south for about 10 or more miles, take a left at Hannafords (supermarket)  (traffic lights) this is now Route 96 and go about six miles to the very end of that road. At the end of the road you will arrive at Grimes Cove (there is a parking lot on the left just before Grimes Cove).
There are rocks and waves and Ram Island with it's lighthouse and Fishermans Island. Maybe a lobster boat will go by. Such a great place to paint.

I will be taking a picture of everybody together around 11 o:clock to send to the Oil Painters of America and to the local papers
Bring your lunch if you plan to stay till 4 o'clock.
Both the East Boothbay, General Store and Lobsterman's Wharf have good sandwiches. There is also a new Ocean Point General Store on High Street by the tennis courts. They have sandwiches and goodies too.

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