Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015: We were determined to get outside and paint!

A few of us went out to paint en plain air this morning. Windy and cold. We took some photos, then headed to the nearest coffee Shop!

Too windy to paint but not too cold to take photos and plan..

Mary and Jackie

Outlook Farm Orchard: 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"What does great art do?" 

"Think of a painting you think is a great work of art and ask yourself "Why?" i.e.:
  • it inspires me
  • it stimulates me
  • it moves me….
Then ask:

How does it accomplish that? What is different about this work of art? Why do I think this is happening?

There is no wrong answer. Here are some possibilities:
  • technique
  • beauty
  • innovation
  • evocative
Finally, here's the most significant question - a great one to reflect on:

Are you applying what you think makes other art great to your own work?

"Paint your own paintings, don’t be swayed. Have the courage to paint the paintings that you are meant to do, that are uniquely yours. Just do it, no excuses." - Daniel Graves

Friday, January 2, 2015

Get it Out There


 "Ring the bells that still can ring 
Forget your perfect offering 
There is a crack in everything 
That's how the light gets in."

 (Leonard Cohen)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Burnett Gallery Reception

In spite of a cold rain and chill, we had a nice turnout for the opening reception of our group show: Barns of New England"

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Member Show-Alma LaFrance

October 1-November 30th, 2014
Hampshire Regional YMCA
286 Prospect St, Northampton, MA 01060
A collection of Oils and Watercolors

Mon - Fri 5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sun 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Watercolors by Alma LaFrance

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Paint Out in Wellfleet, MA 2014

Carol at 6 am,  Truro 
Anne, Jackie, and Mary at Sunset. Too buggy to paint. 
Alma painting at low tide in Wellfleet

Meet Up in Provincetown with Mary Jo's son, Chris, who manages the Keihl's shop

Mary Jo setting up to paint in Truro

Monday, June 9, 2014

Member Exhibit at Hampshire YMCA, Northampton MA

Exhibitors Jackie Brodeur, Mary Montague and JoAnn Denehey
June and July, 2014. For hours and directions:  Hampshire YMCA

Painting by Jackie Brodeur

Painting by JoAnn Denehey

Friday, June 6, 2014

Berkshire en Plein air

First day in ages that it hasn't rained on our Friday Paint Out!! Richmond, MA.
Carol, Jackie and Steve en plein air

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

International Academic Artist Association Member Anne Kusiak

"Synergy," an oil painting by Anne Kusiak, was juried into the
2014 International Academic Artist Association Annual Show
Please click on the highlighted link for more information. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Outlook Farm Gallery Show

Outlook Farm New Barn Gallery September 12th through October 31, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hosmer Gallery Exhibit: Road Trip-Route 66: Beginning in Huntington

The Hosmer Gallery

Farm Road-Susanne Personette

Frozen Marsh-Susanne Personette

The Rapids: Jackie Brodeur

Pond Brook, Huntington-Mary Jo Litchard

The Rapids-Mary Montague

Huntington Wet Lands-Mary Montague

The Rapids-Alma LaFrance
Hosmer Gallery Exhibit

Hosmer Gallery Exhibit: Road Trip-RT 66: From South Street Intersection, Westhampton to Huntington Town Line

Blueberry Hill-Westhampton-Alma LaFrance
Rhodes House in Winter- Westhampton- Mary Jo Litchard
Into the Hills,  Westhampton Town Line-Natalie Birrell

Saltbox in Spring-Westhampton-MaryJo Litchard

Forsythia:Westhampton- Mary Jo Litchard

Huntington Town Line: Mary Montague

Hosmer Gallery Exhibit: Road Trip-Route 66: Outlook Farm

Outlook Farm Blossoms-S. Ewing

Blossoms and Phone Lines-S. Ewing

Old Gravenstein-Jackie Brodeur

Old South Street School House-At Outlook Farm: Mary Montague

Moorse Homestead-Alma LaFrance

Blossoms I-Anne Kusiak
Blossoms II-Anne Kusiak

Hilltown Plein Air Painters Group Exhibitions and Events

2003: Huntington Public Library-Huntington & Hilltown Scenes
2005: Westhampton Congregational Church Benefit Exhibit-The Villiage and Farms of Westhampton
2006: Westfield Public Library Gallery -Westfield River Watershed
2006: Wyben Union Chapel Benefit Exhibit Westfield MA-Scenes in Wyben
2006: Chester Miniature Theater-The Chesterfield Gorge, Chester Train Station and Village
2006: Cooley Dickinson Hospital-Upper Gallery-Plein Air Local Scenes
2006: Old Courthouse Gallery , Northampton MA 2006-Plein Air Local Scenes
2006: Hilltown Community Development Corp Gallery: -Chesterfield -New Mexico Plein Air
2007: Meekins Library Gallery in Wiliamsburg Gallery:Plein air scenes of Graves Farm, Williamsburg
2007: Lathrop Community Gallery in Easthampton-Arcadia
2007: The Becket Land Trust-Scenes of the Becket Quarry
2008: July: Cummington Community House: "Peace of the River"
2009: March: Cooley Dickinson Hospital: "Who we Are."
2009: July 25: Paint Out and Outdoor Exhibit, 9am-2 pm: 99 Main Street, Northampton MA: Hampshire Council of Governments
2009: September 5-7: Blandford Fair Art Show
2009: September 11th: International Plein Air Paint Out: Stanley Park, Westfield MA
2010: Old Courthouse Gallery, Northampton: "Views from the Lawn." Plein air around the Northampton MA Area
2010: Huntington Porter Phelps Museum, Hadley MA; Aug-October
2010: Huntington Town Hall, Huntington MA: Nov & December: Scenes Around Town
2011: Huntington Town Hall: Ongoing, rotating exhibit of recent works.
2011: Westhampton Public Library: Hilltown Views: Month of May
2011: Westhampton Public Library: Hilltown Painters in the SouthWest
2012: Cummington Community Center: "Between Two Cities in Poetry and Art." April.
2013: Sunderland Public Library: Sugarloaf Views