2020 Plein Air Painting Group

2020 Plein Air Painting Group (indoors for the winter)

This program is free to all LAA members (here’s a link to join!). While there is no instruction or monitoring at these gatherings, a camaraderie seems to form among the group, and artists are willing to share advice if asked.

The group will be meeting outdoors on November 2 and November 9, and thereafter will meet most Mondays in the gallery to paint from photographs or work on pieces begun on location. The size of the indoor group is limited so registration is required. To register, and for more information, contact Maura Cochran at mcochran@bartramandcochran.com. Registrants must pay $25 in advance for 5 sessions, to reserve a place in the group.

The group assembles around 9 and breaks at noon. When we are at public locations the artists are free to come earlier and stay later. If we are on private property, we must ask that the timelines be adhered to. 

During this time of COVID, please be aware that toilets may not be available for your use, so plan accordingly. Suggestions for future sites are encouraged; please email Maura Cochran at mcochran@bartramandcochran.com.


 

September 28

9 am – noon
Bushnell Farm – Private Property
1445 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT

The 22-acre Bushnell Farm is privately owned by Herb & Sherry Clark of Essex and preserved as a rare example of Connecticut agriculture and enterprise in the pre-industrial age. The 17th-century house and farm were occupied by the Bushnell family for two hundred years. The post and beam house was built in 1678 by the elder Joshua Bushnell making it among the five oldest houses in Connecticut. Surrounded by impressive stone walls, the five other farm buildings sit on their original sites.


October 5 – Duck River Cemetery – Open to the Public

McCurdy Rd, Old Lyme

Note that this location may change, as a member is getting back to us about painting at an LAA’s supporter’s home.

Located about .5 miles from the Old Lyme Congregational Church on the north side of the street (on your left if you are driving east). Look for Bittersweet Lane on left – cemetery is the next left. After entering the grounds, bear to the right for a bridge over the Duck River. Sun and shade locations.


October 12 – Painting group is canceled 

 


October 19 –  Bushnell Farm – Private Property

1445 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT

The 22-acre Bushnell Farm is privately owned by Herb & Sherry Clark of Essex and preserved as a rare example of Connecticut agriculture and enterprise in the pre-industrial age. The 17th-century house and farm were occupied by the Bushnell family for two hundred years. The post and beam house was built in 1678 by The Elder Joshua Bushnell making it among the five oldest houses in Connecticut. Surrounded by impressive stone walls, the five other farm buildings sit on their original sites.


October 26 – Griswold Point

Anne Pierson is a long-time member of LAA, and past Board president. She has invited the group to paint at Griswold Point, a property that has been in the Griswold Family since the 17th century.
In addition to beautiful homes and fields, there is access to the sound and views across the mouth of the CT River.

Directions from I-95 East Bound:  I-95 to exit 70, (first exit after going over the CT River) turn right,
south, on Rt 156 for approximately three miles, crossing the Lieutenant River, Duck River, and Black Hall River.  As the road turns left, stay to the right onto Old Shore Road.  Griswold Point Lane is the second dirt lane on the right and has a line of mailboxes and two stone pillars.  Anne Pierson’s house is the second on the right; on the left is a pond. The dirt road extends to the water.
 You can park along the roads, at Anne’s house or at the end towards the water and if the gate is open at the very end, you can walk down the field to the sound. Please don’t pull up on people’s lawns unless invited.

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