Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Caribbean Museum Center and waterfront

This past week we painted at the Caribbean Museum Center of the Arts and across the street on the Frederiksted waterfront. As you can see from the pictures below, the Palletteers' artwork was diverse and creative! A bonus to the morning's activities was to be able to go upstairs to view the impressive retrospective the late Jean Merwin's acrylic paintings. Lunch at Polly's afterwards was a convivial affair as we locals caught up with the doings of the newly arrived snowbirds and visa versa.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Canvas and Cabernets

Several of our Palletteers began a 5 part series of acrylic painting workshops at Discovery Grove on Sunday, January 23rd from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Caroline Duprey, artist in residence, is the host and guide who provided support as needed. It looks like our members did a wonderful job executing their masterpieces in acrylics. There are 4 more classes left.. so there's still time to sign up.
Cost: $12 per class or $50 for 5 classes.
Dates: 1/23, 2/6, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27
Paint, brushes, easels and refreshments are provided. Participants must provide their own canvas. Series will end on 3/27 with a group show at the Mill Gallery at Discovery Grove. Participation in show is optional.
Registration: Required in advance. Sign up early as spaces are limited. Please call 340-642-8322

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Ballard's

What a great place to paint: the Ballard's on Beeston Hill! As you'll be able to tell from the photos, there were a variety of subjects and everyone had a great time trying to capture them with their paints. Laura was a great hostess, satisfying our sweet cravings with tiny danishes and sugar cookies.. and the morning just sped by. For me, it was a homecoming of sorts being my first day back with the Palletteers since my lumpectomy surgery in Florida. I spent the morning receiving many welcome hugs and good wishes and felt restored and "rejuvenated" by the time I left. We had a big group, a sure sign that our winter season has officially begun! Yay! The head count was 26, but we may have missed a few! We had a bounty of artwork to receive our "ooh's and ahh's" during show and tell. Information was given about our next two shows, the Palletteers @ Polly's show which opens February 4, and the Art in the Garden show, opening March 26. We are very fortunate that Alma Winkfield has volunteered to organize both shows for us.