Harford Plein Air Competition 2023: A week of painting this beautiful Maryland county

My wall at the Bel Air Armory

When: September 15th-17th
Reception: September 15th, 6-9pm
Where: Bel Air Armory, Bel Air, MD

This is the second year that I was lucky enough to be juried into this event. I decided to take the entire week off and create 4 paintings during that week. As I live over 50 miles away, I’m able to bring a plein air painting from my area which gave me a total of 5 paintings. Additionally, we were able to paint at Ladew Topiary Gardens on Tuesday and we had an artist’s taco dinner at the Market Street Brewery in Havre de Grace followed by a nocturne paint out. The final event was a Quick Draw on Saturday morning. I decided to have fun and use Tombow Dual Brush pens for the Quick Draw and my drawing was sold immediately! Overall, the staff of Maryland Center for the Arts puts on a wonderful event that I’d happily participate in the future.

Painting this beautiful view of the marina in Harvre de Grace, Maryland