Friday, April 24, 2009

Palletters Paint at Carden Beach

We were guests of Melinda Scott and her husband at Carden Beach condos this morning and even though we really didn't plan it and were not all painting in the same spot, we all seemed to be attracted to the same scene. This was a good example of how we all might approach the same subject but because of our individual styles, techniques, and choice of mediums, end up with diverse results. While painting, we were entertained by kite surfers playing with the wind currents between Pull Point and Candle Cay, sea birds, and the occasional sailboat on its way to Buck Island. It was the first time we'd painted at Carden Beach and it was a lovely morning for all of us.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Palletteers travel south to Castle Nugent

Mario Gaspari tells us about Castle Nugent's history.

Hey, look who's here!

We found Castle Nugent to be such a peaceful place to spend the morning! It was enchanting to walk around this southshore property. Our host, Mario Gaspari, greeted us and told us some of Castle Nugent's history. Then we were free to explore and paint. As one P exclaimed, "There are a hundred things I want to paint! How can I choose just one?" This may explain why most of us didn't complete our paintings: we were too busy taking pictures and being mesmerized by the views. Oh, you can't have Castle Nugent without cows and a few curious ones did come by to see what we were up to! So of course, I had to include them in this blog too!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Palletteers: Good Friends Friday at Freda's

Our painting morning at Freda's started out with a bit more excitment than we'd anticipated: We had to delay our drive up the hill to her home while fire engines worked on putting out a fire in the area. Luckily, we only had to wait a little while and then our caravan proceeded uphill past the hippity hoppity artwork our hostess had painted on roadmarkers along the way. What we found when we arrived was a variety of painting choices, good company, and a delicious luncheon. Certainly they all added up to a wonderful Friday courtesy of a wonderful hostess! The Hippity Hoppity Rock marks the way..
Pooches eagerly waiting our arrival
The groaning board..


More socializing...

Thank you Freda! Hammocks, palm trees, orchids: what a great array of things to paint and sketch!

Betsy even gave an impromptu painting lesson that was appreciated by all :^)

Two genuine "works in progress": me and my oil painting ! Elizabeth insisted on taking this photo of me at work, so I had to put it on the blog.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Palletteers Paint at Sandcastle on the Beach

Emeline was creative with her pen

This morning about 14 of us met at Sandcastle to paint. We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day! during our delicious lunch afterwards, Emeline entertained us with the story she'd written while we'd painted.