We have been painting together for over a year now and decided it was time to do a show and display our hard work. Kay Carter, Nora West and facilitator Michael Vermette along with myself have painted at Mt. Katahdin, Monhegan Island and various locations along the coast of Maine. We put in a few paintings from each spot and it turned out to be a great show.
The Plein Air Connect Group paints every Tuesday rain or shine (except extreme weather). We also have a book discussion every other Saturday morning. We have been through “The Artist’s Way” by Julie Cameron and a few others. This year we have concentrated on Robert Henri’s book “The Art Spirit”. It is a collection of letters and teachings and the wisdom of Robert Henri. Our show is taken from the book where he expresses his opinion on order. “This thing that I call dignity in a human being is inevitably the result of an established order in the universe. Everything that is beautiful is orderly”. There is order in painting, in nature, in the human spirit, etc. We found this to be his common theme.
The show will be up through the Bangor Artwalk on June 14, 2014. Please drop by. We’d love to show you what we’ve been up to.
For more information on my plein air painting with the Plein Air Connect Group, visit Michael Vermette’s website. He writes a great newsletter/blog.