Plein Air Show

It’s been a while since I posted, mostly computer problems (which I hope are finally over). I was also gone for a month with my husband, celebrating our 40th anniversary which will be this July.1403215_10202818252169296_5029896622275480642_o

I paint plein air (on location) with a group called the Plein Air Connect. Four of us, myself included, will be holding a show from May 16th to June 13, 2014 at the Peace and Justice center at 96 Harlow St., Suite 100, in Bangor, Me.

We painted together at Schoodic, Katahdin, Monhegan, Acadia, etc. and these will be the paintings at the show.

I’d love to have you join us for the opening May 16 from 5 to 8 pm. You are welcome to stop and see the show anytime the center is open.

‘Tis the Season

The holiday season is in full force. Relish the goodies, decorate every nook and corner of your home and enjoy the get-togethers. Let the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. May the joy and festivities continue to radiate in your lives, long after Christmas is gone. From my studio to all of you, I want to take the time to wish you

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”  

The Christmas Tree 7 x 5 Oil on Panel 2013 (c) Becky Whight

The Christmas Tree
7 x 5 Oil on Panel
2013 (c) Becky Whight

So Windy!

Jordan Pond 8 x 10 Oil on Panel (c) 2013 Becky Whight

Jordan Pond
8 x 10
Oil on Panel
(c) 2013 Becky Whight

I went painting with my plein air group on Saturday, November 23. While it was a little chilly, in the upper 30’s, the sun was out in full with barely a cloud in the sky. We had decided to paint at Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park. There is a restaurant here that serves the most wonderful pop-overs. They are well known for having afternoon tea. If you are here in the summer it would be a good thing to put on your “to do” list.

I decided to paint in an area where there was sunshine and still a little barrier of trees from the wind. Definitely a day to weigh the easel down with some rocks. Dressed in layers of clothes and my snowsuit, I was comfortably warm and settled down to some serious painting. We had a glorious hour and a half before the wind started to pick up. Then, as Michael Vermette wrote “I still have this vision of Becky Whight taking her time to apply lip balm at the beginning of her painting only to later set her face like flint into the wind holding her easel with her left hand while painting with the other”. Yes, that’s how it was. We lasted another half hour and decided it was enough.

Late lunch at Geddy’s in Bar Harbor sharing pizzas all around and discussing the day and critiquing our work. Until the next time.