Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall beauty at Bonds Lake

Into October, it still feels like summer, but bits of fall color is emerging.

Linda and Bev studied the lake
Jennifer Koury's large watercolor emphasized reflections

Anne Zohur went abstract with brilliant color
Sharon Fundalinski's strong colors captured brilliance

Joan Shaw's pochade holds a painting in progress

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Perfect day at Niagara Reservation

Three Sisters Islands at Niagara Falls remains one of NFPAP artists' favorite locations. Three bridges, slow medium and raging rapids, native species of animals and flora, easy parking all combine to make it a 'repeat' location. This day had no breeze nor mist, the sun was a bit hot but all the Painters found some shade. Who could ask for more from September?

On the third island we had watercolor and acrylics. 
Our newest member challenged the rapids.

Diane kept cool with water color. 
Rachelle captured the rocks with pastel.
Carol worked on the last bridge. 
Joan was on the second island.
Carol's lovely watercolor and her photo of our location 
Kathy used oils for a closer view of the same scene.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Artists brave bad weather at Stegelmeier Park

Rachelle, Peggy, Jennifer and Sharon experienced a bit of summer cold, rain and wind, too. Not much was accomplished in this park. A beautiful day quickly turned into a storm and these brave ladies went home earlier than planned.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Getting people out to paint!

For the second year, our painters joined the NACC kids camp to help them see painters at work and to get them going on their own plein air pictures. Success! The kids, parents and counselors all enjoyed observing artists with different materials, and understand the concepts of plein air. Be outside, enjoy your time and paint what you see. 

Sherrill captured a big audience.
Is this Donna? The benches in Memorial Park made it easy to sit up and demonstrate to the very interested camp kids. .

They worked in sun, in shade, under the tent or right next to the 'grown' artists.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Carol invited us to the Niagara River

Joan Turrell concentrated on Carol's garden

Carol's lovely home nestles on the East River of Grand Island and she scheduled a paint date for us on an stunning lovely summer day. Her gardens are lovely, the river was calm and the camaraderie was special, as usual.
Kath Schifano focused on hollyhocks
Up close with Sherrill 
Sherrill Primo and Ann Zohar found shade on the river

High water at Youngstown

With all the news of high water on Lake Ontario, we should not have been surprised to see water over the docks and onto the walkways. The Niagara river and Mother Nature do what they want! 

It was a treat to be on the level of the water. Carol always manages to choose sunshine for our yacht club paint dates and her studio is an ever changing panorama of her continually evolving paintings. 

Ann, Jean, Jeanette 
Joan's pastel in progress
Donna in progress. The ghost of a departed boat remains.
Jeanette wowed all of us with this Sky.  Even better in person.
Ann's view of the old stone building, in the shade of her car trunk.