Saturday, June 16, 2012

Painting in Christiansted

Yesterday only 4 of us showed up to paint; yes, our group is getting down to its "skeleton crew!" Our site parameters had been a radius extending from the waterfront at the fort to include the fort's park and the nearest blocks of Hospital, King and Company Streets. Emy, Elizabeth, and I stayed in the park area while Carolyn set up on the front patio of the hotel on Company Street. Considering it's the summer and off-season, a surprising number of tourists stopped by to comment on our artwork.. they all loved what we were doing and, of course, Elizabeth gave one of her best effots to one of them:^) We were also joined by a bunch of chickens and roosters. Don't know if that'd be called a gaggle but they sure gaggled a lot, inspired me, and entertained us while we painted. It was a lovely morning with great shade and a nice breeze blowing. I had to clamp down my paper palette in two places to keep the pages from flying around! The shade was excellent and our creative juices were flowing! After our picnic table show and tell, we went to the Courtyard Restaurant on Company street, a first for all of us, to sample their lunch menu.

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