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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PAPME 11th Annual Great Paint Out

The PAPME 11th Annual Great Paint Out sponsored by the Oil Painters of America will be on Wednesday September 9th from 8:30am to 4:00 pm. Just think painters from all over the United States will be doing the same thing at their own venues. 
This year it is going to be in coordination again with the PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF THE SOUTHEAST (PAPSE) who are coming up to paint with us for a week like they did last year. 
Since it will be the same week as the Boothbay Harbor Fest which is a week long event called “Stroke of Art”, we will be a part of it and Spruce Point Inn will be giving us a show that evening. This will be attended by both the Plein Air Painters of Maine (PAPME) and the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAPSE). The Southeast painters travelled very long distances to join us for the event. 
It should prove to be an exciting day!

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