Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cruzana Manor

On November 26th the Palletteers painted at Cruzana Manor. I was off island but Emy and Elizabeth provided me with pictures from their morning there

Discovery Grove

On November 19th, our artists painted at Discovery Grove on Canaan Road. For old-timers might know it as George Seaman's former home. It's part of an old plantation with a mill and a few slave-quarter cottages-- all bright orange! The owner of the property is Ann Wattsmeister, who runs a camp-like facility there for groups of young people from the states and their teachers. Elizabeth, who supplied the pictures, said that the weather was much cooler and with a gentle breeze coming from the North, painting-out was really pleasant. Resident Artist Caroline Duprey, whod invited us there, is planning a showing for December 12th… @ Discovery Grove 2-6. John Dain, Program Coordinator, spoke to the group and invited us to present a show there later in the season.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Villa Greenleaf

The first thing that commands your attention as you drive past the pillars at the entrance to Villa Greenleaf is the humongous old kapok tree gracing the front lawn and dwarfing the building behind it. Locally known as the "monkey no climb tree" because of the thorns growing out of its trunk, its branches snake dreamilly around and about like arms reaching out while it's roots meander gracefully onto the grassy lawn. The inn's tempting pool and various gingerbread bedecked patios and porches invite you to sit and enjoy the flowering gardens and breathtaking views of historic Salt River Bay and the Caribbean.

Dogs seem to be curious about our gear and seeing what "these Palletteers" are all about! Sniffing's allowed but please don't eat my hat!

Kate brought her finished painting from last week to show, too.