Saturday, July 4, 2009

Palletteers at Nature Conservancy

Elizabeth snapped a picture of me as I was leaving with my finished oil painting (begun last August) of the view of the sugar mill and chimney through the flamboyant tree. I'm carrying it in my wet painting carrier, a very lightweight wood carrier that protects the wet painting as I transport it home.
Two watercolor renditions of the factory ruins by Phyllis. Which is your favorite?
A watercolor vista of the sugar mill and factory chimney on the Nature Conservancy grounds, complete with the picnic table provided for visitors, by Elwin.
A watercolor trio by Elizabeth: chimney, two of the many staircase entries to the Great House. Two watercolors, Marcia's above and Brenda's below, show the graceful lines of one of the flamboyants in full bloom with the factory's chimney in the background.
Below, Melissa's acrylic captured Elwin, busy at work. Doesn't she do a great job with these little caricatures?The Nature Conservancy once again triggered our creative spirits as we wielded our brushes and painted some of it's views. The cooling breezes provided a welcome respite to our early July heat and the colorful flowering trees and bushes surrounding the historic ruins helped inspire us. We all left feeling really good about our morning's efforts.

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