Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The 30th of June at Stella Niagara

The Stella Niagara education complex used to include this huge expanse of land that reaches down to the Niagara River. It has quite a history as it is the only place where a ship could access the land, everywhere else from Niagara Falls to Youngstown is a cliff. It is now part of the WNY land conservancy, forever natural and open to the public.

Martha Rogala on the path

Roy Fink in the upper field 

The view to Canada

Rachelle Bisoni

Donna Hale

Diane Goupil
Yes, we do have and use our masks.

Clover with 5 leaves along the Niagara

Dexter found a FIVE leaf clover at Gratwick Park, meaning it was a lucky day for all the painters. We had a big turnout, painters were coming and going at different times, it was so good to see each other after a long time indoors.
Jeannette Pikturna, pastel

Some of the artists social distancing for lunch

Donna Hale, pastel

Anne Zohur, watercolor

Ylli Hurani, oil

Kath Schifano, pastel

Wow, that was a long quarantine and painting outdoors is healthy and safe. We wear masks as needed and keep our distance. Here are Jean and Diane near the canoe launch at the end of a stunning Buckhorn afternoon. Kath was there too, working by the dock.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Busy day at Casey’s Cabana

Sunshine and a light breeze and friends meeting to paint in Spring makes a day perfect. We kept our social distance but still managed to chat and catch up after months of quarantine. There was a steady clientele arriving to pick up orders but whenever a vehicle blocked our view, we found another spot to work on. What a treat to see kids and adults enjoying another beautiful WNY day outdoors.

Jean MacDonald's ink drawing on location, which she will add color to afterwards

Diane Goupil's watercolor nearly finished

Artist's choice-leave out the big pole!

Kath Schifano's oil almost finished as well

Friday, May 1, 2020

Covid Solutions

It isn’t easy to watch the sun create deep shadows as spring emerges and we are all indoors behind glass.
Hopefully we are all drawing, sketching and keeping our art muscles ready for regular painting events. In the meantime, call and chat with your painting buddies. You could considering meeting one or two artists somewhere 'safe' from crowds and maintaining distance (as we always do in most locations). Life goes on and those spring flowers are calling. Stay safe, stay healthy and wear a mask. 

2020 schedule