We paint, chat, have lunch, mix colors, bundle up or hide in the shade from March to October. A plein air painter is a traveler, observer and recorder of what they see. The pleasure of painting is compounded by sharing our work with the communities we paint. This year's art exhibition filled two light filled rooms in the lovely River Art Gallery in North Tonawanda.
Friday, November 1, 2019
|Diane and Anne take a short break|
Sunday, October 27, 2019
|Diane Goupil, the LaBatt Six Pack.|
The history of Buffalo evolved along the Buffalo River. At the turn of the 20th century, industry and the Erie Canal made the 'gateway to the west' a bustling metropolis. Today, along the river, Entrepreneurs are recapturing those days with adaptive reuse of the grain mills and factory space. Riverworks is an enormous entertainment and restaurant space and a great spot for painting. It was chilly with a small turnout on this day but the choices for painting were numerous.
Monday, August 26, 2019
On the south tip of Grand Island is a large state park. At the edge of the original Beaver Island park is a canoe launch and a lovely curving walk into the Niagara River. A hot day required some shade, but the sounds of nature, lapping water, birds and an occasional boater made for an amazing paintout.
|Martha Rogala and Dexter|
|Kath Schifano's quick sketch across the river|
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The postal service may deliver in all weather, but our intrepid painters do too. These hardy artists gather for lunch after painting the morning away. Umbrellas work for more than rain, we bring them out for shade on sunny days, too.