Friday, January 21, 2011

Great Bay, Greenland, NH plein air painting.

I met up with Mary Byrom this afternoon to do some plein air painting by the Great Bay estuary in Greenland, NH. We set up by a snow mobile trail in 20 degree temps and pretended the wind didn't bother us as best we could. To tell you the truth, once we got rolling, there was no complaining and the whole expreience was really pleasant. I love painting gear like a kid loves goobers in a candy shop so I was excited to see what Mary would be using. In a flash, she was up and running with her tripod mounted 8x10" cigar box pochade by Judson...nice! I had pochade envy if I'm being honest.
This is my new set-up, only my second outing with my Jullian half-box easel (I did make some modifications for this out-of-box-wonky gear). I bought it used on Craigslist for 90 clams and I love it. Minutes before we left today, the post man delivered my brand new "French Companion" folding palette box that you see here resting like a shelf...lots of's like a studio out doors. I'm in love with my French companion and that aint the Champagne talkin..Ou la-la.

...Here is my landscape painting in progress just before I put in my dark tree accents to make her pop.

We were able to get in over two-and-a-half hours of painting time before the setting sun began changing dramatically. To see Mary's very good post with some striking landscape pictures click her blog posting here > Mary Byroms Blog .

If you would like to join me for plein air painting, Tuesday afternoon Plein air painting classes begin this coming March. I will paint outdoors every Tuesday from March thru December (rain or shine). This is an ongoing, outdoor class and all levels are welcome, you can drop in anytime but please call to reserve a space. I have daily equipment rentals if you want to try it and see if it's for you. Please feel free to contact me for further info or if you wish to sign up for a class or a six week session (recommended). I can be reached by email at or by phone at (603) 819-9100. You can CLICK HERE to go to my web sight link for more information. I hope we can paint together this season.


Anonymous said...

This is really nice, Todd. That trail of footsteps gives us pause. Glad to see you doing landscapes. Can't wait to join you in the Spring on Tuesdays painting outdoors. I'll bring the hot chocolate! :) (pat n.)

Todd Bonita said...

Awesome Pat, thanks always for the kind words. I'm looking forward to painting with you over hot chocolate, that sounds good...I could have used some today.
All the best,