Saturday, July 14, 2012
Fishermen, boats, egrets, cats, plant life, architecture, peaceful bliss: in additon to the friendly, welcoming staff of the deli/restaurant itself, the beach area that runs behind Turtles had it all! We definitely enjoyed our little sojourn there, to the max!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I should know better than to go to a painting site with a pre-conceived idea of what I want to paint. However, on Friday morning I did just that: I went to the Gallows Bay waterfront park intending to paint some of the pelicans that I ALWAYS see on the dinghies moored in the water there. Ha! Guess what? There were roosters and a friendly grey egret and lots of boats.. but absolutely NO pelicans! Serves me right! So, instead I painted one of the wooden dinghies moored off shore.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
As artists on St. Croix, we do what we can to support art in our islands. The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (CMCArts)is the only art museum in the USVI and we are so fortunate that it is located right here on the island of St. Croix, in the town of Frederiksted. In April, 4 of us Palletteers took on the challenge of producing the 2013 Island Art & Soul calendar, an annual publication that helps fund the museum's activities. We also decided to put together an Island Art & Soul book, both the calendar and book featuring only USVI artists! In an attempt to reach other artists and generate interest in the museum and its activities, 3 of us planned to have a booth for the museum at the St. George Village Botanical Garden's popular summer event Mango Melee, held on July 1. Laura, Elizabeth, and I found a cache of small, unpainted, ceramics gathering dust in one of the museum's cubbies so we packed them up and planned to sell them. Elizabeth ran off copies of the inof on the Summer Clay classes being offered at the museum and we thought we'd also drum up some participatns for that fun activity. We also thought the venue would be a great way to sell a few of our 2012 calendars at a discount and generate interest in next year's projects. Our booth was extremely successful!
Since Friday was the original deadline for submission of entries for the Island Art & Soul Calendar, a few of us worked on finishing paintings for that project. We were interrupted by artists bringing in their paintings to be photographed, too. I know, the deadline has been extended to July 13, but we wanted to have our entries "in and done!" Elizabeth, Emy and I went to lunch at Blue Moon afterwards. Ginger