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Plein Air Solomons

Plein Air -Quick Draw by Neil Hughes


On September 12 through the 18th, Plein Air returns to Solomons, Maryland. As we learned last year, plein air I simply painting outdoors rather than in a studio. The term comes from the French en plein air, meaning “in the open air.’ H Impressionists were particularly interested in the influence of changing light and the effects of light on color when outdoors. Monet is a popular example of a plein air painter. Today plein air painting is flourishing as its own art form. Artists come together for paint-outs and competitions to hone their skills. Landscape painters of all skill levels are finding that plein air painting is a rewarding and powerful experience.

This year’s competition at Solomons is very keen as 100 artists applied to compete and only 31 were juried for lack of space. Come and paint alongside the artists or watch them do what they do best. You can even track your favorite artists on Twitter and Instagram.


Plein Air Event Schedule


Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12 & 13

Artists paint in Solomons or anywhere in Calvert County.


Wednesday and Thursday, September 14 & 15

Artists paint in Solomons within the competition boundaries.


Wednesday, September 14

Sunset Quick Draw

Artists have 2 hours to complete a finished painting along the Solomons Riverwalk.

Note: Anyone may enter this event for a $25 registration fee.


Sunday, September 17, 9am – 1 pm

Paint the Town for a Cause

Come paint with the competition artists on the Solomons Riverwalk!

FREE and open to all ages. Prizes awarded


For complete details Google- Plein Air Solomons

Plein Air-Patrick Lee - First Place Main Competition and Quick Draw

This is always an exciting event so come on out and Paint the Town!

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