Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Gateway Park - North Tonawanda

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From: Diane Goupil <>
Date: June 19, 2018 at 3:54:39 PM EDT
To: Joan Shaw <>
Cc: Kath Schifano <>,, Jean MacDonald <>, Carol Vacanti <>, Paulette Jurek <>
Subject: Gateway Park - NT

It was a lovely day.  The NT side of the park is nice - the light is best in the afternoon.
Joan, Carol, Donna, Jean not shown; Diane, Paulette and Bugsy
Paintings Joan T, Paulette

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June on Three Sisters Islands, Niagara Falls

Paulette Rozwood

Three sisters Islands at Niagara Falls is a favorite. We go here several times a year, the parking is easy, there are a zillion views of water, people, trees, flowers rocks and buildings. 
Kath Schifano
Sharon Fundalinski 
Peggy Walker 
Jennifer Koury

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Perfect day at Fort Niagara

Donna Hale's set 'art cart'
This day could not have been nicer. 
Fort Niagara State Park has soccer fields, a large pool, the historic fort, the end of the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, a lighthouse, gift shops, tours and acres of nature. All of this is in a corner of NYS with a view of Canada across the lake and river. THe rest of the Niagara area was suffering with 90+ degrees and humidity while we enjoyed very light breezes across the water and 80 degrees.
Smart painters showed up on a quiet shady lane usually reserved for walkers and spent most of the time saying things like 'wow, it is a gorgeous day' and 'we couldn't have had a nicer place to be.'

Rachelle  Bisone has a new setup-a tilting wood easel and a handy sheet to catch falling objects. The next photo shows her watercolor of the view across the river to Niagara on the Lake.

Two completed paintings help show the diversity of this spot, the river framed with trees by Donna Hale and Kath Schifano's lighthouse.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Castellani Art Museum visit

Castellani Art Museum is a treasure. It is free, has frequent exhibit changes and a staff that believes in giving the public information, entertainment and interesting concepts.
Besides a huge 20th century collection of ground breaking art, we saw a room with ethnic costumes and the Tuscarora beadwork on display was both modern and traditional.
The Buffalo Niagara Art Association had an afternoon get together on a Sunday afternoon and a fair number of Niagara Frontier Plein Air painters attended. One of the rooms that kept us looking closely contained an evolution of outdoor work of Niagara Falls. This room contains work contributed by Charles Rand Penney to the museum.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ylli Hurani demonstration

Joan Shaw's barn studio was the perfect location to watch Ylli Haruni demonstrate his unique painting technique. His comments as he painted were more than interesting...they made us think, compare, consider and take notes.
His work in progress with the reference photo above.

Ylli would occasionally stop, turn to the audience and discuss some of his philosophy, like what makes a style for an artist or why we should add or take away information from the reference. he is truly an excellent painter, a great demonstrator and full of helpful information.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday

 Cherry Blossom time at the Buffalo History Museum was perfectly timed to our chosen date. Pinters spread out around the campus to capture the building, lake and landscape as well as the blossoms.

While music played, performers entertained, and flowers continued to open before our eyes, the sun shone and people smiled. it was that kind of day.

Pictured NFPAP artists: Kath Schifano, Bernice Smith, Paulette Rozwood.

Some of the Niagara Painters Group joined NFPAP