”Chesapeake Bay Guardian” | 11" X 14" | Oil painting on canvas panel
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©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek
Last year I was one of the participating artists at Plein Air Easton, one of the best plein air events in the U.S. The organizers of the event do an amazing job of getting the artists access to many beautiful painting locations. The Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland is one of those spots. With many views to choose from and a spectacular sunrise, it's a popular place to paint.
While I was there scouting painting spots I snapped this photo of the Historic Hooper Strait Lighthouse at dawn that is part of the museum. Strangely, I ended up painting in a different spot that morning, only taking note of this beautiful view while looking at photos at home.
This is a studio painting that I did to get warmed up for Plein Air Easton 2014! in July. I am looking forward to returning this year and discovering new views to paint!