Monday, December 27, 2010

Palletteers at the Top Hat

What a busy month this has been. First, we had to get our Artistree ready for auction at the Botanical Garden Gala held Dec. 3rd. The next week negotiations took place that led to our getting ready for an art show at the Top Hat Gallery, featuring 10 of the Palletteers, that opened on Dec. 16th. Our artwork was also featured during the Top Hat's wine tasting on Dec. 15th and Glogg party on the 22nd. On the 17th, instead of painting on a site, the Palletteers met at the Top Hat to watch a portrait demonstration by artist Troy Roberts. While Troy executed a portrait of Elizabeth, Marilyn May did a portrait of Troy! You can still see the show: The Top Hat Gallery's hours are 11AM-3PM, Tues-Saturday. However, it will not be open on New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Getting Christmas Market show hung at Top Hat

Some of the artists in the Christmas Market show spent the morning at the Top Hat helping owner, Hanne Rasmussen hang the artwork for the show. The show opens Thursday, Dec. 17 at 5PM!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sweet Lime Furniture

Who would have thought that a furniture store site would contain such great painting subjects? On Sweet Lime Furniture's property, located in Constitution Hill, are the remains of what was once the largest sugar producing factory on the island. Owner Pat Sellergren has spent several years restoring the 2 story Greathouse to its original elegance. A sugarmill and factory ruins are also on the property. After "show and tell" the group adjourned to the Flat Iron Grill for lunch.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Artistree at Botanical Garden's GALA

Baubles, Bangles, and Beads was a GALA night at the Botanical Garden with the Artistree and Artistswag receiving many kudos and raves.

Palletteers donated paintings that were part of the silent auction.

Elizabeth and I dug deep to do our best Vanna White impersonations to encourage the audience to raise their bids during the live auction of our tree and swag. Our silliness paid off because the tree went for over $2000 and the swag for over $1000! Lucky bidders!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Carambola Golf Course

After a very windy week, the weather on Friday morning was gloriously serene and quiet. It was great to be back painting outdoors again, enjoying Mother Nature in all her glory on the lush grounds of Carambola Golf Course.

Chris brought a painting she'd begun during one of our paint outs that she'd completed at home.