Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Covered wastebasket for Plein air.

Do you have a coffee cup in the car? Finish it up and bring it to your paint spot. Give it a second life as a covered wastebasket. The cups are sturdy and the tops stay on so paint rags can be securely contained.

Spring Equinox at Buckhorn State Park

Three hardy painters made it to our chilly inaugural paintout for 2018. Donna Hale (not in photos), Debra Meier and Kath Schifano. This was a 4:00 event, hoping for warm sunshine and warm light and afternoon shadows coming through the trees. It was sunny, which helped, but it was COLD. When the breeze picked up it seemed even colder but the three managed to create anyway. Layers of clothing helped, but didn't keep the paint warm.

Debra's watercolor and she took photos for some studio work.
Kath's oil painting on the bottom with her subject at the top of this picture 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Diane Goupil's paintings featured at Grand Island library!

The Grand Island Memorial Library invested in display walls last year. Each month features a new artist and Diane Goupil was selected as artist of the month. Her work shows the variety of skills she has and the paintings attracted a lot of attention. These photos don't do them justice.

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.