Saturday, March 27, 2010

Palletteers Paint at Lowry Hill

We were more than impressed with Lowry Hill! Dating back to the early 1500's the property has been restored by owner Bob White so that it still reflects the magic of its past. Construction was in progress as we toured the property with our host who enchanted us with stories about it's colorful past and the original known owner, a gentleman who'd come from the Azores.... thus the architecture reminiscent to us of old Spanish missions. After a walk-around, we settled ourselves around the courtyards and painted what had captivated us.

The Construction crew joined us to view our painting efforts during "Show and Tell" and became instant fans, especially the gentleman who'd done the exposed stonework shown in several of the paintings. Bob White brought out a photo of the property taken in 1860 and added it to our show.

What a pleasure to have spent the morning in such an historical place, capturing its aura with our paints! Enthusiastic conversations about our morning's experience and the next day's Art in the Garden opening took place as 15 of us adjourned to Buccaneer's Mermaid Room for a yummy lunch.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Art in the Garden: Coming on March 27th & 28th

Art in the Garden


The Palletteers of St. Croix

St. George Village Botanical Garden

Saturday, March 27, 6-9 PM $20
Artists’ Cocktail Reception, Exhibit & Sale, Homemade Hors d’oeuvres, & Music by Brian Silber
Sunday, March 28, 11 AM – 4 PM $5
Art Exhibit & Sale, Displays by the Orchid, Hibiscus, & Bonsai Societies, Palletteers Painting in the Garden, & Food for purchase by Good to Chew Catering

Our Sponsors:
TAMARIND: A Better Copy, A Friend, Gary M. Lalor, Francie Whittenburg, and JKC Communications.
CALABASH: Caribbean Country 93.5, Bill & Helen Gilbert, Innovative, Marshall & Sterling, and Plaza Extra.
THANK YOU: Cape Air, Caribbean Printing, Diageo and Dan & Amelia Musser

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Palletteers Paint at Carambola Golf Course

Our Palletteers managed to find a variety of painting subjects at Carambola Golf course. We painted florals, the ruins, particular holes, the critters you'd find there, and even one of the artists! The morning presented various challenges: mixing greens, the gusty wind (my wet painting blew off my easel and landed face down on the ground :) , biting ants falling from the trees, .... But it was fun and we surely had an interesting show and tell! Lori had tables ready for the 20 of us in the 19th Hole Restaurant and lunch was absolutely delicious!! We'd definitely recommend it!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Palletteers Take on the Frederiksted Waterfront

At our "show and tell" at Polly's where we gathered for lunch after painting Friday morning, I overheard one of our group remark, "There are just so many things to paint on the Frederiksted waterfront: wherever you turn, there's something new to paint! I love it there!" I think that sums up the feelings of everyone who came out to paint with us last week. The early morning sky had appeared threatening but then turned sunny. However, we'd just had a week of some sudden, heavy downpours so a few Palletteers were worried about driving "all the way out there" only to be visited by a sudden downpour mid-painting. So our numbers were down but the reward for those more adventurous souls who did venture out was great weather and a wonderful painting morning! It was a "wow" of a morning!