Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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.
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|
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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
Kath Schifano's oil almost finished as well
Friday, May 1, 2020
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.