Plein Air simply means we’ll be painting outdoors, and attempting to paint the landscape we see. It’s a great way to get out into nature, relax, and have some fun. If you’ve never done plein air painting before, come join us! We warmly welcome newbies to come. We have all the supplies! Come try it!
We’ll meet at 10am and paint for an hour or two. If you want to stay longer, or show up later for light reasons, that’s quite fine! This is a casual, relaxing painting and photography day.
The Blackstone River is an incredibly powerful waterway, going 46 miles from Worcester to Pawtucket, RI. Over that length it drops a full 450 feet in height. This awesome power is what gave motion to the many mills which developed along its length. It’s also what carved out the beauty of the Blackstone Gorge.
The Blackstone Gorge, with the Rolling Dam right above it and the Tupperware Mill right below it, is right on the border of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Rolling Dam is in Blackstone, Massachusetts while the Tupperware Mill is in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Directions and Time
Parking is found at the corner of Staples Lane and County Street in Blackstone, MA.
To find that, search on:
66 County Street
The parking lot is immediately across the street from that house.
Date: Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Time: 10am to around noon, or you can stay longer if you have your own supplies.
We’ll have tray watercolors, brushes, and watercolor paper available. If you’d like to bring a beach chair to sit on, and snacks / drinks, feel free. If you have your own painting supplies, that’s fine too!
If you’ve never done a plein air paint before, you might read: Plein Air Painting – Preparing for your First Outing.
Please RSVP via our BVAA Contact Form so we know how many paints to bring.
National Park Service page on the Blackstone Gorge
This is just one part of our month-long Celebrating the Blackstone artistic celebration. Be sure to check out all of our events!
This month-long celebration is sponsored by Constellation, an Exelon company.
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