2020 Plein Air Painting Group

2020 Plein Air Painting Group

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 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 – Sanders Homestead & Farm – Private Property
225 Hamburg Cove
Lyme CT
LAA member Lisa Sanders has invited us back to paint at their home. The property is the first driveway on your right north of Tiffany Farm and the local firehouse. In addition to their four long-haired Chicuahua’s they own four Nigerian goats, 9 chickens and two lop eared bunnies that reside in their mini petting zoo. Sketching the animals is a test in gesture drawings. There is also a gorgeous pine forest and a yard and landing overlooking a cove and the Hamburg Bridge. When we were at the site on September 21 the tide was out; on October 12th the tide will be high in the morning.

 


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 – To Be Determined

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