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, 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

Sun, June 23, 2019 – Harkness Park, Waterford, CT

275 Great Neck Road, Waterford CT 06385

June 23, beginning at 9:00

Once again, we will paint at Harkness Memorial Park. Taking photos last week I found a major improvement in the gardens and grounds compared to years past. With the activities in the great lawn at least four flower gardens, and the shorelline right there, it is without doubt a wonderful place to paint. Columns, fountains, a beautiful mansion that gives tours if a wedding isn’t scheduled, ginkgo trees, and many nooks and crannies that invite the painter to stop and record a fantastic resource right in our back yard.

Park policy it is that it is free to CT residents, but the same park policy says that we cannot have signage for CPAPS. I’ll be away on a road trip, so this site will be without our normal sign-in table.

Harkness Memorial Park 275 Great Neck Road Waterford CT 06385

Sun, June 2, 2019 – Auer Farm, Bloomfield, CT

158 Auer Farm Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002

June 2, 2019, beginning at 8:30 AM

A varied farm location, Auerfarm will delight any painter with exciting subject matter. Fields, fences, flowers, silos and animals provide interest and much color.
Note: The farm has an event in the pavilion so we are requested to avoid that area.

History: Today’s 120-acre 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, was deeded to the non-profit Connecticut 4-H Development Fund, Inc. in 1976. The farm is committed to growing its successful educational programs and community outreach efforts on this historic community resource.
Founded in the early years of the 20th century, Auerfarm was honored as a model farm in 1950 and was the site for the annual Connecticut Farm Conference in the late 1940’s and 1950’s. The driving force for the long-term success of the farm was Beatrice Fox Auerbach. Mrs. Auerbach achieved national prominence in the 1930’s as the first female president of a leading department store, G. Fox & Co. Her good business sense, humanitarian work practices and philanthropic ventures left a legacy from which people benefit today.

Between the many, varying farm animals, the excited children and beautiful scenery, Auerfarm is an amazing community resource. We hope you will find yourself here, enjoying the simple pleasures of the farm atmosphere.

158 Auer Farm Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002