Monday, August 10, 2009

McGowan Fine Art's Paint Out in Portsmouth

copyright 2009 Hannah Phelps
Another View of the Mansion
oil on canvas, 9" x 12"

Displayed above is one of the three paintings I completed at the paint out over the weekend. I left the image of the actual mansion in the background of the photograph on purpose. I stayed close to the Coolidge Center for the Arts and the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion both days. Protected from the sun in the shade of a giant tree, I stayed comfortable for hours.

It was wonderful to get out and paint on two consecutive non-rainy days! It seems that we haven't had much of that this summer. I also had fun talking with other painters, many of whom I hadn't met before. All in all it was a great event!

All of the paintings from the weekend are available for purchase at The Coolidge Center for the Arts this week. For more information about McGowan Fine Art and The Coolidge Center for the Arts at the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion Historic Site, click here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Plein Air Painting at the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion this weekend!

Plein Aire Painting Weekend and Wet Paint Sale
sponsered by McGowan Fine Art

Coolidge Center for the Arts at the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion Historic Site
Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth, NH

I am participating in this "paint out" and wet painting sale this weekend in Portsmouth, NH . Artists will be painting at the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, next door Little Harbor Creek Farm Reservation, downtown Portsmouth and the nearby cemetery. I will be staying close by the Mansion, pictured above.

We start painting Saturday, August 8th at 10 am and work away until 4 pm. Then we return on Sunday at 11 am for another round of painting until 3 pm, when the wet paint sale starts at the Coolidge Center for the Arts.

I hear that the Tall Ships are also coming to town, so it is the perfect weekend to spend some time at the coast!

For more information and directions click here