Monday, May 16, 2011
Diane Dubreuil, Plein Air
Last Thursday evening, I took a trip up to the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell for the Monthly Art Talk to hear Diane Dubreuil, a master plein air artist, speak about her one-month artist residency in Brittany, France and to see a slide show of her time in France, her finished works, and her sketches and journals which stood quite well on their own. It was a very engaging session. Her web site - http://www.ddubreuil.com/ - does not do justice to her works. They really need to be seen in person. The evening reinforced the urge to get outside to paint, on my own or with the Deb Arter class through Merrymeeting Adult Ed (we are two session into a six session program) or through plein air sessions being set up by Diane D. Now if the darn rain would stop!!