Monday, July 30, 2018

NACC Summer Camp and the Plein Air Force

The fountain in the Schoellkopf gardens across from the Niagara Arts and Culture Center is a magnet for the camp kids on their 'plein air day with artists.' The wavy edges of the three tier fountain created a challenge to everyone who chose it. Those who watched Ylli Haruni's demonstration closely did a great job with their flowers, bushes and trees.
Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters provided a grant to purchase supplies for the NACC campers and joined them for a day of outdoor painting. Cadyn Metz, the group's director and counselor, prepared paint kits with canvas and easels and the kids went to work. It seemed that most of them, and there were a lot of kids, wanted to continue painting through lunch

 'Why are you painting the school across the street when the rest of us are painting the gardens?'
 'It is just a beginning but this painting will be wonderful.'
' If I paint the fountain will you explain to me how to make the water look like it is falling?'
 'Kids everywhere, how will I be able to concentrate on mixing the right colors?'
 Like the adults, the kids took breaks just to think about their compositions.
 Joan Shaw
 Diane Goupil
 Two campers concentrated all morning and their paintings captured their view.
While her friends sat, this young lady chose to stand to concentrate and get a better view. Laurene Buckley and Kath are in the background.
On benches, blankets or the grass, kids set up all over the park.
And a good time was had by all!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A Good Crowd at Wardell’s Boatyard

The boat yard on the edge of the Erie canal in North Tonawanda is next to a small neighborhood of boathouses, we love our annual paintout here!

There must have been 10 or 11 today. Sara Zak came who we haven't seen in a longtime.  Good weather.

Kath Schifano and Donna Hale cozied under a shade tree.
Lunch, as usual, involved questions, answers and a few laughs about our progress.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Gateway Park - North Tonawanda

It was a lovely day along the river in North Tonawanda. 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 we’re all there, the 
paintings are by Joan T, Paulette

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Buckhorn in sunshine

On the fishing deck for lunch.
Evaluating the partially finished paintings.
Most of the painters are here.
By the canoe launch

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