The Light at the Cove: Oil
Lynne resumed making art in 2010 after a nearly 35-year hiatus. She has studied with various West Michigan artists, taking classes and workshops whenever she can.
In 2012, Lynne joined a group of artists to paint en plein air, was hooked, and she now paints en plein air almost exclusively. In 2013, Lynne formed Ottawa Shores Plein Air, which hosts twice-monthly paint-outs for artists of all skill levels, working in any medium. Painting out-of-doors presents its challenges – the weather, insects, curious on-lookers, to name a few – but a photo reference is a poor substitute for the experience of painting from life.
“The things that make plein air painting challenging are the same things that make it so interesting and enjoyable. Brushing the snowflakes from your palette; feeling the heat radiate from the sand on the beach; or having a finch light on your easel – these external elements cannot help but influence the painting in front of you.”
Selected Shows and Awards:
Ottawa County Art Trust, Purchase Award 2018: Hudsonville,, MI
Windmill Island Plein Air Competition First Place 2017, Second Place 2019: Holland, MI
Lakeland Artists, Spring Show, Third Place 2014: Grand Haven, MI
Lakeland Artists Fall Show, Connie Obits Memorial Award 2012, Second Place 2013, Second Place 2015: Grand Haven, MI
Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Exhibition: Grand Rapids, MI
Gallery Uptown Winter Arts Festival: Grand Haven, MI
Muskegon Museum of Art Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition (Regional): Muskegon, MI
LowellArts West Michigan Regional Art Competition: Lowell, MI
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Lynne paints en plein air
Last Light on DeZwaan: Oil
Winter's Day: Oil
Wildflower Bouquet: Oil
Around the Point: Oil
Nesting Bowl: Clay
Final Harvest: Oil