Saturday, January 17, 2009

Palletteers Do Fort Christiansvaern

Despite the threat of rain, about 12 of us gathered on the grounds of the fort and painted away our morning. This fort, a great example of Danish military architecture, was constructed around 1749 and then, after being damaged by a hurricane, was rebuilt in 1771. When I first came to St. Croix in 1968, it was a dark, dismal maroon red color. After it was painted its present golden yellow (I'm told it is more historically correct), it took a long time for all of us to get accustomed to seeing such a bright sight on the Christiansted waterfront!
After a brief sprinkle, the weather cleared and we had a good painting morning. We were happy to have Kitty Olsen, Dawn Croney, Anne Ingalsbe, and Carol O'Toole back with us to "do their artistic ting". During "show and Tell" a news photographer spied us and came to take some pictures. Don't be surprised if you see something about our group in the paper soon.
Becky Bane and Jeanne joined us at Lalita's Juice Bar & Healthy Food Restaurant for lunch and fellowship (or should that be femaleship, since there were no men involved?) . Don't forget, there's an open invitation to all you Palletteers to join us for lunch on our painting Fridays, even if you haven't painted with us that morning.
Happy painting!

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