CPAPS Paint Outs

Paintouts are opportunities for plein air painters to gather at various scenic locations throughout Connecticut. Working together provides an opportunity to make connections with other painters and learn from each other.

Here you will find information about our paintout schedule and view images from past paintouts.


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Sun. September 15, 2019 – Hammonasset Beach Park

1288 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443

This location is definitely a favorite. Seascapes, rocky outcrops, marshlands and ponds will satisfy any painter’s requirements. The weather forecasts warm weather allowing a perfect day to enjoy nature and the camaraderie of your fellow painters.

Our painting year is quickly coming to an end, so I hope to see you at this paint out. We will meet any time after 8:30 AM, our sign in table will be placed in the parking lot by the Meigs Point Nature Center. After entering the Hammonasset Beach Park, continue to the Nature Center bearing left at the access road rotary, continue halfway around the rotary and follow the signs toward Meigs Point.

Hammonasset Beach Park, 1288 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443

Sun. September 1, 2019 – Willimantic Flower Bridge, Willimantic CT

440 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06278

Our next paint out will be at a beautiful location painted in the past by J. Alden Weir. Now part of the Windham Mills State Heritage Park, the Riverfront Park and Flower Bridge offer views of the Willimantic River, the archways and flowers on the bridge itself, as well as the adjacent mills, and several Victorian homes across the street. With ample parking on the street or in the parking space just past the bridge connected to the park below the bridge, it is simply an artist’s dream, with connections to the impressionists of the past.
From the junction of Jackson and Main Street (at the Frog Bridge) in Willimantic, go east on Main Street for a tenth-mile and turn right into the entrance of the Windham Mills complex. A parking lot and the park are to the right. The sign-in table and sign will be located at the stairs going up to the Flower Bridge.

Willimantic Flower Bridge, 440 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226

Sun, July 28, 2019 – Devil’s Hopyard State Park

 Devil’s Hopyard State Park – 366 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT 06423

July 28, Begin at 8:30 AM

We will return to Devil’s Hopyard State Park to take advantage of a beautiful day this Sunday, July 28 beginning at 8:30. Centrally located, the falls are spectacular, with a swimming hole, and a clear, cool stream below.

Visiting the site today I put the name of the Park into GPS and it took me to a parking lot at the top of the falls. There is construction on the bridge at the top, but it doesn’t interfere with the view, though it might require a marked detour coming from the North.

From CT Route 9: take Exit 7, then a left at the end of the exit ramp onto CT Route 82 east/154 north. Take a right at the first traffic light following CT Route 82 east and follow the signs.
From Interstate 395: take Exit 80 west. Take a right onto CT Route 82 west. Take a right onto Hopyard Road and follow signs.
From I-91S: take Exit 22 for Route 9 South, Exit 7. Take a left at the end of the exit ramp onto CT Route 82 east/154 north. Take a right at the first traffic light following CT Route 82 east and follow the signs.

A fun place, many possibilities…Hope to see you there!

Devil's Hopyard State Park 366 Hopyard Road East Haddam, CT 06423

Sun, July 7, 2019 – Joshua’s Trust at Atwood Farm

624 Wormwood Hill Road, Mansfield CT 06268

July 7, 2019 beginning at 8:30

Join CT Plein Air Painters this Sunday, July 7, at Atwood Farm, now the headquarters of Joshua’s Trust in Mansfield CT. With a beautiful white farmhouse, fruit trees, pastures. rock walls and several rustic outbuildings, this property is a wonderful location for the painter.

Joshua’s trust invited us to paint Atwood Farm again this year, and they are looking forward to hosting CPAPS painters on Sunday. Thanks to John Bugden for taking pictures July 3rd, as I am on a road trip and will return Saturday, in time to attend this paint out.

Parking is to the left of the farmhouse, and our sign-up table and will be located there. The house will be open with restroom facilities.

Atwood Farm is located at the end of Gurleyville Road which begins from Rte 195 within the UCONN campus. From I-84 take exit 68 and go South on 195 then left onto Gurleyville Rd. At the intersection of Gurleyville Road and Wormwood Hill Road (Wormwood Hill Road runs between Route 89 and Route 44).

Please join me at Atwood Farm in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. You won’t be disappointed.

624 Wormwood Hill Road, Mansfield CT 06268