Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Great Start--First Paintout

Diane Debreuil checks in at the table.
Seven painters came to make the most of a beautiful summer day at Southbury Landtrust's Phillips Farm and adjacent properties today: Sam D'Ambruoso, Jose Luis Nunez, Bettina Skor Weese, Diane Dubreuil, Rick Daskam, Karen Cashman, and Ellie Boyd. Five came for a visit: Mally DeSomma, Nadine Newell, Ruth Newquist, Mary Karen Merrill, and Jeanine L. Greaves. Lots of different views were studied and painted. We're off to a running start.  Next event: Sunday, September 16th, Audubon Bent of the River Center. Join us!  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Outdoor Painting Group Southbury CT

Southbury Land Trust Phillips Farm
POP first paint out to be held at Southbury Land Trust's Phillips Farm (see below for map and directions.)

Please join Pomperaug Outdoor Painters(POP), a new informal plein air group for Western CT painters and neighbors for its first paintout at the Southbury Land Trust's Phillips Farm, August 25th from 9:00-4:00 (rain date 8/26.) (See below.) We are planning to host one or more events per month, and welcome participation of artists of all levels.  A listserve is being set up to facilitate getting the word out to painters about scheduled events and impromptu painting outings.  Additionally, there is a show being planned for September 2013, and the possibility of a workshop with a nationally known instructor.  For further information call:  
Ellie Boyd, 203-264-2313

Event information:
Pomperaug Outdoor Painters to Host Plein Air Event August 25th
Southbury, Connecticut, August 8, 2012; Please join the inaugural painting event of Pomperaug Outdoor Painters (POP) at Southbury Land Trust's Phillips Farm located on Sanford Road in Southbury on Saturday, August 25th, (rain date,Sunday, August 26th) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Artists of all skill levels are welcome to come and sketch or paint for the day at no charge. 
POP is a “plein air” (outdoor) painting group that has been formed to promote landscape painting in all media, camaraderie amongst local artists, and additionally to help in the preservation of natural spaces in the Southbury, CT area.  
The SLT Phillips Farm offers 105 acres of panoramic ridgeline views, pastoral meadows, uncommon old growth forest, and delicate marsh and wetland areas. Located on unpaved Sanford Road, where the popular author Gladys Taber lived and wrote about the pleasures of country living, Phillips Farm is a scenic emblem of Southbury's rural past. Connected to Phillips by hiking trails, Lovdal Farm next door also hosts a variety of wildlife, birds, agricultural fields, plants and trees – even an old apple orchard - on the 50-acre property.  Together, the properties offer many views and painting opportunities for artists. Parking is on the grassy area, to the right of the entrance.  Be sure to bring your own easel and art supplies.  No restroom facilities available.

Bring a friend and join us for the day.  There is plenty of hiking for non-artists.  
Come and enjoy one of Southbury Land Trust's fine preserves.

Directions to Southbury Land Trust Phillips Farm:
About 5 minutes from Exit 15.
From Exit 15, head South on Route 67.

About .4 mile, take Right on Jeremy Swamp Road.
Travel 1.8 miles then take Right on Sanford Road
In .2 miles on Left, turn into entrance to Phillips Farm and park on right in grassy area.


New to oil painting, Keely Riel trys out plein air painting at Phillips Farm.