‘Welcome to CPAPS.  We are a group of local artists who enjoy the camaraderie, support and safety of painting together.  We select sites within Connecticut that provide painters with bucolic farmlands, coastal marshes and vistas, waterways in forests, and open spaces, as well as some of our historic and unique residences and villages. We encourage you to come paint with us!’

Upcoming Events:

  • May 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Paint out - Vicinity of Nancy and Ron Master’s Residence
    See more details

~ First Place ~

Thomas Adkins, “Winter Stream -Litchfield”

In Thomas Adkins’ “Winter Stream-Litchfield,” we admire the beauty of a stream fed by the melting snow in the warm sunlight. We watch as the current traverses the square canvas, disappearing in the distance, subtly reflecting the bare trees like a mirror.

~ Second Place ~

Jack Broderick, “Saturday”

In Jack Broderick’s “Saturday,” the puddling of the water, still on a windless day, after a rainstorm, serves to extend the weathered red color of the barns into the lower part of the composition.

~ Third Place ~

William Hanson, “January Thaw”

W. G. Hanson’s “January Thaw,” depiction of a familiar favorite location in the Goodspeed Opera House, illuminated in full sunlight, is depicted again in the choppy waves of the Connecticut River. As the two bare trees that cut through our view of the landmark building add mystery and contemplation, the rushing waves below create a dreamy quality to the painted reflection.

~ Honorable Mentions ~

In Elizabeth Rhoades’ “Passing Fjords,” and Jane Penfield’s “Rushing,” we see water in the torrent of action, with frothing bubbles-both works rendering this effect in the delicate medium of pastel.

~ Elizabeth Rhoades, “Passing Fjords” ~

Rhoades’ square composition depicts an otherwise serene majestic river landscape, juxtaposed with the man-made wake created by the unseen ship from which the viewer gazes.

~ Jane Penfield’s, “Rushing” ~

Penfield’s piece is a tour de force of all that water can do; as it hurriedly makes it way through the picture to a more tranquil location downstream ; rendered both in the light and in the shadow of the numerous rocks.