Outside Art!

Be Inspired by the landscapes that drew artists to Old Lyme a century ago!
Schedule of paint-outs 

Join your fellow member artists to paint outdoors. All members are invited, and members may bring a guest!


Monday Painting Group

2021 is Maura Cochran's third year hosting this friendly and intrepid group. Maura always has a good variety of wonderful locations. Please email Maura at mcochran@bartramandcochran.com to let her know you are interested and she will include you in her email chain. 

Time is 9:00 am - noon unless otherwise noted.

Monday, October 18
Scotts Farmstand and Greenhouses, 85 Plains Rd, Essex (not to be confused with Scotts in Old Saybrook)
Tons of mums, pumpkins and still some flowers in the cutting fields. If you park along the road the fields of sunflowers are in bloom. Please don't set up in the parking area, as they are concerned that somebody will get run over. A reasonable request. They also don't want us in the sunflower fields, as they are actively working in that area. They open at 9 - this site is not time sensitive if you want to work past noon. Lav available at gas station across the street.


Monday, October 25th
Camp Claire, 15 Oakland Ave, Lyme
9 to Noon
We painted there in June during Mountain Laurel season and there was a request that we return in the Fall. For those that did not make the June outing, Camp Claire, a rustic summer camp for kids, is located on Hamburg Cove in Lyme. Should be peak foliage and there are sites both along the Cove and in the camp itself. They will have a lav open. As a Board member needs to be on-site when we are there, we need to leave by noonNO EXCEPTIONS



Public Painting Locations in Lyme and Old Lyme

Locations where you may paint on your own schedule - no permission required. Parking and restrooms may be limited.

Eileen Eder, Road to Grassy Hill

Grassy Hill Preserve - 318 Grassy Hill Rd, Lyme. Parking by cemetery. https://www.lymelandtrust.org/properties/

Ferry Landing State Park - 398 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme

Lyme Art Association - 90 Lyme Street Old Lyme

Champlain North Open Space - Barbizon Oak - Parking at end of Wyckford Lane by the Old Lyme Inn.

Duck River Cemetery - McCurdy Road Old Lyme. Entrance between Bittersweet and Johnny Cake Rds.

Elizabeth B. Karter Watch Rock Preserve - Joel Rd off RT.156 Old Lyme



Upcoming Workshops:

Oil and Water with Howard Park and Lisa Miceli: May 22 and 23

The Sky's the Limit: Pastel with Karen Israel: July 10 and 11

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