Friday, March 18, 2016


Paint-Out Locations 2018

 April 4th and 11th ....…. Matthew Baker
Loys Station Covered Bridge 

 13506 Old Frederick Rd

 Rocky Ridge, MD21778
The Loys Station Covered Bridge is a multiple king post wooden covered bridge near Thurmont, Maryland. The bridge was burned by an arsonist in 1991and rebuilt using surviving framing. Google "Loys Station Covered Bridge"
Take I-15 north to Thurmont and exit left onto East Main Street. (MD-77) go through town and veer to left just past school on your left side, staying on MD-77. (Name changes to Rocky Ridge Road)  proceed about 2.3 miles to Old Frederick Rd. Make right just after the red barn - follow road to bridge.
Area has outhouse facility and plenty of parking. Would suggest you bring drinks and food. Great place to picnic.
In 2018 all meetings start at 9am for early risers. But, since this is public area, you can arrive at sunrise and stay until dusk!
Just in case, you can email me at, and I'll send you my cell # .  Matthew Baker

April 18th and 25th ….Pennterra  
Bonny  Sydnor
Pennterra Manor
12027 Pennterra Manor Ln, Thurmont, MD, 2178                         Home of Barry and Monika Lucey.... 
Please do not arrive before 9:00am
Bathroom is in their home.
Park on grass on right side of drive way in front of Manor

Directions:Take 15N and exit onto rte 2. Go straight until you pass Wegman's, pass Walmarts, go over Monocacy Bridge. Stay in left lane  (do not turn right onto 26) you will now be on  rte 194 Go past Walkersville, go pass Woodsboro and watch for 550W a left hand turn that quickly makes a right hand turn, Drive straight on 550. Pennterra Lane is first right past Clyde Young Rd.

May 2nd and 9th …  Devil’s Backbone  …. Managed by Deborah Richardson   
Devil's Backbone     18934 Lappans Rd
Boonesboro, MD 21713

Located along Route #68 near Lappan’s Crossroads.  To access the park from the Sharpsburg Pike, Rt.65, turn left at Lappan’s Crossroads and continue approximately one and one-half miles on Rt.68 toward Boonsboro.  The park is on the left.This park is on Antietam Creek and has one of the famous stone arched bridges.  The creek is a great place to fish so there maybe opportunities to paint fisherman in the landscape. 

May 16th and 23rd … Picnic Woods Farm,  6433 Picnic Woods Rd. Burkittsville 
Mary Garwood.

From Rte 340 W turn right onto rte 17 N, continue through Burtkittsville and take the first left onto 6433 Picnic Woods Rd. You will see a big blue barn on the right that's us. 6433  Basic bathroom in the milkhouse or others up in the house. Spigot on yard for water. Plenty of sheep (8 lambs just born 4/28) minature 
donkeys, cows in the distance. Also sight up Arnold Rd to paint. If coming from Middletown on rte 17, the turn onto  Picnic Woods is on the right.

May 30th and June 6th … Pennterra ... See April 18th

June 13th and 20th ...   Springfield Manor 
arranged by Margaret Huddy …. 11836 Auburn Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788
The manor is off of rte 15 before Thurmont on the left when you are heading north. You will have to turn onto to Auburn Rd. 
When you are on rte 15 and cross Fish Hatchery Rd , stay on 15. Watch for Angleburger rd (several miles on your right) which crosses rte 15 and take a left the Rd has changed names and it now Putnam. Auburn is that right off Putnam, watch because Auburn turn is almost immediately after you take the left crossing rte15. The Manor is on the left. You drive a little before you see it up on the hill. Start time is 9am, Please follow direction that Margaret will provide to the parking lot.

              July 4th is not being scheduled

June 27th and July 11th …. Surrybrooke  ….. Margaret Huddy

July 18th and 25th …..   Crown Rose  Estate   Glenn Souders

August 1st and 8th …. Kiparoo Farm  …..  Jodi O’Connell

August 15th and 22nd ….   Sherry Kemp’s Farm  …Peter Plant

August 29th and September 5th …. 6626 Jefferson Blvd,                       Braddock Heights …. Linda Zvolenski   
September 12th and 19th …  Catoctin Creek Farm …. Glenn                     Souders
September 26th and October 3rd … Sheryl Massaro
Shepherd's Hey Farm
24020 Old Hundred Road (Rte. 109)Comus, MD 20842      

Directions: Take Rte 270 and exit at 109 heading east towards Barnesville
Stay on rte 109 until you see the Farm on the right sitting way back from the road. House no. on mail box.  Turn right down long driveway. Please follow parking directions , Sheryl will be there directing you.. 
Start time is 9:00 am.

October 10th and October 17th  … Carroll Creek .. Ed Holland                   

 October 24th and 31st …… Historical Landmarks in Frederick          County ….. Ed Holland


Saturday, June 8, 2013


The genesis for the development of a structured plein air painting cluster was an outgrowth of the desire for artists to paint outdoors on a regular basis, in a safe environment and at inspirational locations. Using a model developed by Peter Plant, a public school art teacher, FPAA had it first outdoor painting session in July 13, 2011 at PennTerra, the farm of Barry and Monika Lucey. Since then they have painted each Wednesday, weather permitting, through November and starting up again the spring. The membership since that time has doubled and continues to grow. Presently 76 artists have signed on. It is the magic of the experience; of capturing the mood of the atmosphere, the dancing of the clouds or the brilliance of the light that brings these artists together.  It is the discussions of style, techniques and approaches that inspires and expands the knowledge of all. There is the camaraderie that emerges as the members joke about the challenges of painting outdoors and become acquainted with each other over a cup of coffee or lunch.  An ultimately there is the shared joy when someone sells their work. FPAA has surpassed its original purpose of forming a cluster, it is now a community of supportive artists who struggle at times, who are always challenged and frequently get it right.