Sunday, April 26, 2015

Painting Cherry Blossoms at Brandywine Park, DE with Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic

Cherry Blossom Petals Add Deminsion to Plein Air Paintings.

It was a beautiful day with bright sun shining in a beautiful blue sky, rendering great light on these endeared Cherry Trees at Josphine Park/Fountain in the Brandywine Park of Wilmington DE. Petals blowing like snowflakes joined paintings and palettes.

Here are a few scenes of trees and artists.  We did not get photos of Martha Pileggi and Marcy Wheeler who painted this day.

Painting by Donna Teleis

Maria Bessette Painting the Fountain & Trees
Jan Crumpley Enjoying the Day

Taylor Collins Painting the Fountain

We are looking forward to next weeks painting session:  Chestertown, Md's Historic Homes and Waterfront on Wed, April 29.

All adult artists are welcome to join us!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fun at our 1st 2015 Plein Air Painting Session: April 15, 2015 at Zwaanendael Museum and Park, Lewes, DE


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Scenes of April 15 Plein Air Session, Lewes, DE
Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes, DE

Zwaanendael Park, Lewes, DE

The Zwaanendael Museum was built in 1931 to commemorate Delaware's first settlement, Swanendael which was established by the Dutch in 1631. It features two floors where visitors can experience Lewes area's maritime, military, and social history.

Since it was tulip time in Lewes, the PAPMA though it a great time of the year to visit this complex to paint.  A good site to start the 2015 year.

Maria intended to complete her painting from 2013.

Cecilia Ludwig

Martha Pileggi

Taylor in Folksy Art

Linda Steere 

Caroline Schwartz

Marcy Wheeler

Donna Hansen
More artists particpated:   Rose Doster, Morgan Gollaly, Rosemary Connelly, 

Melissa Ann, Dianne Bauer, Janei Folz and Betsy Rybczynski

A great participation for a slightly chilly and cloudy day.  It was great to get 
together and paint again.

Next PAPMA Session:

Wed, Apr 22, 10 am - 1 pm,
Brandywine Park & Zoo.Brandywine Park & Zoo
1001 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802

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Plein Air Painters Start 2015 Season Luncheon at Maria's

The Plein Air Painters Start Up of 2015 Season Luncheon was held at the home of PAPMA Coordinator, Maria Bessette.  

This social to get reacquainted and catch up after the winter season was a must. Also input to complete the 2015 session locations and possible theme was provided by all who attended.  New locations were suggested and discussed as well as branching out into adjoininig states to paint a few unique sites.  

It was a great reuniting of artful spirits!

We happy with the turn out during this time in March considering many of the 
30 +- active members could not attend.

In attendance left to right back:  Ruth Weiss, Martha Pileggi, JoAnn Freed, Dianne Bauer,
Linda Steere, Marcy Wheeler, Caroline Schwartz. Front: N Taylor Collins,
Linda Chatfield, Maria Bessette, Catherine Walls. 

Stay tuned for our upcoming 2015 Painting Schedule! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Plein Air Painters of Mid-Atlantic 2014 Delaware Byways & Treasures Exhibition

The culmination the 2014 painting season ended with a wonderful exhibit:
Delaware Byways & Treasures Exhibition held at the Dover Art League, 21 W Loockerman Street, Dover De, October 29 through November 26, 2014.

The 2104 painting theme represent alterntive less traveled routes where you find ponds, bays, rivers and significan treasures.  The artists, with paints, brushes & equipment, produced paintings "en" plein air, that tell a story of heritage, recreation and beauty of Delaware.  Many sites are also identifried as National Historic Places, on the Delaware Outdoor Trail, Delaware Birding Trail, Delaware's History Trail and Delaware's Byways.

 Great help was provided by artist member Martha Pileggi. Together Maria and Martha hung 89 paintings, arranged the outdoor window case and display case with props and information relating to plein air painting and our 2014 painting adventures.

Here are a few images of the exhibit and reception:

Maria & Martha
hung the entire show

16 of the 30 participating exhibit artists


stay tuned for 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Catching Up the Falll Season of PAPMA's Year 2014

Here is an update on the Fall 2014 Plein Air Painting Sites and Artists

October 29, 2014
Governor's Walk, Milton, DE
Located in the heart of this riverside community, this looping trail honors the five local residents who served as state governors (four Delaware – one Wyoming). More importantly, it introduces the interested visitor to the rich history and architectural treasures of this former center of shipbuilding and maritime commerce. 

Betsy R

Catherine Walls

Cecilia Ludwig


Marcy Wheeler

Martha Pileggi
 October 22, 2014
The Old State House and The Green, Dover, DE

October 15, 2014
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, De
Dianne Bauer, Winnie Way & Marcy Wheeler

Donna's Painting
Donna Painting at Fence

Jan Crumpley

N Taylor Collins

Rose Doster & Jesse Doster

October 8, 2014
State of DE, Indian River Inlet Marina, Rehoboth, DE

This is on the North side of Indian River Inlet at Delaware Seashore State Park. Painted from the dock areas, walkway to Burton's Island and Burton's Island.  Gerilyn painted in the dry storage area. This is DE's first class "clean" marina with Hammerheads Dockside (restaurant). A trulely wonderful day. Too much art, fun and food?
Gerilyn Gaskill's Completed Painting

Cecilia Ludwig at work

Donna Hansen enjoying the day.

Dianne Bauer's Semi-completed Painting

Cecilia Ludwig and N Taylor Collins
October 1, 2014
John Dickinson Plantation, near Dover DE
A favorite location of PAPMA and home of John Dickinson, a founding father, signer of the Constitution & "Penman of the Revolution." The Plantation includes the original 1740 brick home (Poplar Hall), reconstructed farm buildings, log'd dwelling on 14 acres, costumed guides with farm lands stretching down to the St. Jones River.

Linda Steer

Cecilia Ludwig

Hanah McLennan

Maria Liberto Bessette

Beth Weiss