Plein Air Painting Sessions

Thursdays throughout the summer!

Considering we are not able to be in close groups; I am encouraging you to paint outside with our weekly Thursday en plein air group! The outdoors is the best teacher for perspective, color, light, and shadows. I’m such a fair-weather painter I need a push, maybe you do too! Weather and parking impact each week’s time, and location.

I look forward to painting and social distancing with YOU outside this summer!

–Chris Banks, The Guild of Harwich Artists En Plein Air Coordinator

Below are fairly local locations the Guild has painted in previous seasons:

  • Bell’s Neck Walking Bridge, Harwich.
  • Brewster Grist Mill, Brewster.
  • Cape Cod Lavender Farm, Harwich. Weston Woods Rd., off of Route 124. Watch for the sign on the left heading west. The farm is down a dirt road after the cul de sac. Cape Cod Lavender Farm is a family-owned business located at the heart of 12 secluded acres. Boasting over 7,000 plants, the property is surrounded by 75 acres of conservation land with woodland walking trails. The lavender harvest, at peak color and bloom, occurs between late June to mid-July. More information https://www.capecodlavenderfarm.com/.
  • Forest Beach, Chatham
  • Fort Hill, Eastham. Drive 1.7 miles north of the Orleans rotary on Route 6 and turn right at the flashing yellow light onto Governor Prence Rd. Follow Fort Hill area signs for .4 miles. Paint at the overlook or anywhere on the trails.
  • Paine’s Creek, Brewster.
  • Saturday Farm, West Harwich. Cindy Sauers has allowed us to paint the surroundings of her beautiful small farm.  Plenty of flowers, outbuildings, and two very friendly sheep.  Nestled in a quiet seaside neighborhood on Cape Cod you will find the Saturday Farmhouse, a colonial vacation rental retreat crafted in the vintage style of old New England. More information http://www.saturdayfarm.com/.
  • Swan River, Dennis Port.

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