Thursday, July 31, 2014

Clinton Landing -- 31 July 2014

Greetings to All,

Only seven artists on this beautiful day -- Betsey, Kay, Kaleigh, David, Hans, Patty, and me. Not the greatest turnout, but Jay's MAS group painted there yesterday, so I guess at least Jay didn't need another day in the same place.

David arrived and left early again. Hans, who along with Betsey, also painted with Jay yesterday, knocked off a sketch and two paintings. Can you tell what pigment he has banished from his palette?

Patty was off to her dentist and could not stay for lunch. The ice cream stand was NOT open. After lunch, Kay, Kaleigh, and I browsed the Clinton Art Society show in the Town Hall.

Next week, I have us painting at the Brewer (Bruce and Johnson) Boat Yard in Branford. I'll add the directions to the blog page before then.

Clinton Landing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Call to Paint -- Thursday, 31 July 2014 -- 8 AM

Greetings to All,

One thing on top of another these days.  I'm hoping to get this post up before the 2 PM blog feed.

We were scheduled to paint with Anne C at her home in Branford, but she is in the midst of some alterations which are not coming along as quickly as she had hoped. So instead we will head for Clinton Landing - next to the Town Hall -  following Jay's MAS group which is scheduled to paint there tomorrow. I'll plan to start a little after 8 to catch the early light.

I'll hope to see you there.


Florence Griswold Museum -- 25 July 2014

Finally, I have some time to post our paint-out of the week.

Eleven painters showed up on our second rain date of the year for Flo Gris -- a great turnout considering that it's mid-summer and everyone has a schedule a mile long. We were Kay, Kaleigh, Jay Bt, John, Tom, Terry, Tina, Veronica, Sandy, David, who had to leave early, and me. It was a most perfect day, a bit cool when we first arrived, transitioning to hot but not uncomfortable at mid-day. The big garden by the barns was in full bloom and being tended by an enthusiastic crew in light blue shirts. Tina and Tom worked in oil. The birdsong along the waterfront was delightful, but most of us worked from high on the lawn.