Sunday, October 30, 2016

November Meeting and demo

What:   FCPS meeting
Where: Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
When:  Saturday, November 5, 10 AM to 12 noon

What a month it has been since our last plein air event! It was only a week after our wonderful paint-out that Hurricane Matthew came roaring through, right over the area where we painted among other areas, There was lots of flooding and storm surge. Sadly, some of our members suffered damage from the storm.

A month has gone by though, and we hope folks are getting cleaned up, and that they are ready to be involved with other options in their lives, as we have a wonderful program this month. There was a lot of damage at Ponte Vedra Beach but our Cultural Center is fine and we will be meeting there on Saturday.

Our presenter is new member Kevin Arthur. Kevin is a wonderful portrait artist and teacher, and taught a well-received workshop on pastel portraiture this past summer at UNF.  You won't want to miss this demo.

I look forward to seeing a great turn-out on Saturday!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Plein Air Butler

We had perfect weather and a great turn-out this morning for the first plein air of the fall season at Frank Butler Park West.  There were about 13-14 members who turned up to paint, new folks and old, and even a guest who painted a lovely oil.

We got to see our FCPS mascot, Maggie, though were saddened to learn that her owner, Steve, has moved many hours away from us now. However Steve will now be able to really concentrate on his art and we wish him lots of luck with that!

It was great to see folks and get to hear some stories about summer adventures.

It was a clear sunny day. The sun was a bit warm, but a light breeze, low humidity, and no bugs all made  for a good morning. There were enough sand spurs that we had to watch our footing though! Some folks braved sunny locations but many folks found shady spots to paint from.

As we usually do we broke in late morning, and shared lunch and snacks, and a show-and-tell. Here are some examples of the morning in various states of completion.

And don't forget our exciting demo with Kevin Arthur at our upcoming November meeting!