Saturday, June 27, 2009
Palletteers Paint at Barbara's House
Here is Elwin's finished painting of the wheelbarrow and shed..
Ginger did the pool view in oils.
Alma painted a lovely acrylic of the pink allamanda on the trellis by the gardening shed.
Brenda chose the Dessert Rose and a yellow allamanda on the patio for her watercolor.
Kasey did a watercolor of the sea view from the house's front lawn.
Laura found a shady spot on the front lawn under one flamboyant tree to do a watercolor of another.
The gardener's tools and a banana tree waiting to be planted captured Elwin's eye for his still-unfinished watercolor..the finished version is pictured at the start of this blog entry.
Melissa has such a knack for capturing the Palletteers at work... she quickly whipped off this acrylic of Elizabeth.
Elizabeth did a few watercolors, trying out a new brush and some ideas for subjects.
Phyllis did a watercolor of the dieffenbachia on the patio.
Despite gray skies caused by dust from the Sahara and wind gusts that kept blowing our stuff around, we had a good morning painting at Barbara Vogt's home in Frederiksted. As can be seen from the photos, a variety of subjects attracted our group and we were all pretty pleased with our results. We're happy that Phyllis Charles could join us from Florida and sad that this was Alma's last time painting with us until she returns to STX in November. We enjoyed lunch together at Sunset Grill afterwards and so, another good Palletteer painting venture was had by all!
By the way, Brenda and I went painting the pink Victorian House opposite the Dorsch Library on Wednesday morning. Though we worked from 9-1, we didn't finish..(just the drawing took more than an hour!) so we're planning to return again this Wednesday. Good shade, several views, and pleasant passers by! Join us if you can! We paint until as long as our shade lasts :^)
Also, Thursday nite I hosted Cindy Male's figure drawing session with Bully Petersen as our model. It was absolutely delightful because in addition to Bully being a great model, he also entertained us the entire time we were drawing, telling us stories, playing his quelbe music, and singing his own original songs! Can't beat that!