Paint plein air in the scenic Portland area in the foot steps of Winslow Homer. We will be painting on rocky shores studded with lighthouses, in pastoral marshes or seaside gardens. This 3 hour workshop will introduce you to stunningly beautiful landscapes loved by local artists. I will give you tips for painting outdoors with watercolor medium. You will start a painting that captures your unique interpretation of the ever changing Maine landscape. What better way to remember your visit to Maine? Experience required? No. Beginners through advanced painters are welcome! Transportation to each location is not included and will be chosen based on weather and availability. Each location will be within a 15 minute or less drive from Portland, Maine. I will provide materials and equipment needed to paint outdoors. Classes will be held at locations known to local professional artists as ideal locations for painting and photography. These areas may require light hiking and standing for extended periods. Comfortable footwear, clothing and sun protection are recommended.
Jo-Ann has sketched and painted since childhood. She studied Biology and Art History at Rutgers University. She has expanded on her undergraduate education by taking master painting classes and self directed studies over the course of her life. Her work has received recognition in juried art shows and she sells her work in local galleries. Jo-Ann enjoys teaching classes that explore local culture and history through artistic endeavors. She is excited to share her expertise in drawing and painting with art lovers pursuing an immersive and interactive art experience.
Plein air painting equipment including easels, sunbrellas, professional watercolor paint and paper, brushes, pencil, other…
The place we'll paint will be subject to weather and other factors. Please let Jo-Ann know if you require a site that offers wheelchair access and you have specific requirements to participate in your outdoor painting experience. There are a variety of excellent painting locations favored by local artists that can be considered. We’ll paint a lighthouse, pastoral marshland, rocky coasts, or cottages and gardens by the sea.
Painting outdoors is weather dependent and subject to relocating indoors to my studio space. Bring comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen and bug repellent. I provide you with art supplies and water.
Paint Outdoors in Portland, Maine!