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Sam Paonessa Newsletter
No. 2
Blue Mountain School of
Landscape Painting

It’s been a while since my first newsletter, so wanted to share some updates of what has been happening and what is coming up in the Fall.

In June I had the pleasure of leading a 5-day plein air painting workshop with the Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting. It was S-PLEIN-did!
The BMSLP is very well organized and my coordinator extraordinaire, Mary, was a joy to work with. My group of about 20 enthusiastic artists were raring to paint the beautiful Blue Mountain landscape.

Here are a few of my demos from the workshop.

"Windward Farm - Clarksburg"
Oil on Panel -12" x 16"
A lovely vista overlooking Georgian Bay even when gray skies were rolling in. The simple composition allowed me to get down the shapes and values I wanted and then focus on the tonalist quality of the colour palette and edges to capture the feeling of distance.
"Marsh House - Meaford"
"Sunny Morning on the Beaver River"
Oil on Panel - 11" x 14"
My demo Sunny Morning on the Beaver River was later completed in studio.
The scenic Beaver River winds through the Riverhouse property in Clarksburg.
Healthy doses of greens were served throughout the week. Learning to paint
greens is a must for plein air painters. Befriend the “Green Giant”.

At Beaver Creek Farm in Thornbury.
Heather discovered her new skill as a chicken whisperer.

We all had fun at the farm. Here’s proof that you can still paint plein air even if you feel a little chicken. By the end of the day I'm quite certain no one left in a “fowl” mood!
"Breakfast Served at Beaver Creek"
Upcoming Shows & Workshops

I’m very excited about my themed Solo Show, titled Watermark
Opening Sunday August 11, 2024 at 2-4 PM at the Niagara Pumphouse.
- Show Details -

Capturing Nature - Intermediate Plein Air

In conjunction with the exhibit, I will be teaching:
'Capturing Nature: Intermediate Plein-Air Workshop'
on August 17 & 18, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Workshop Details -

September Workshops

Only a few spots left!
Memquisit Workshop in Lake Nipissing
Register by August 9th, 2024
- Workshop Details & Registration -

Summer Painting Workshop
September 20th - Plein Air Oshawa
Lakeview Park, Oshawa

Visit the Workshops page or email:
to register of for more information.


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