Up coming May paint outs are listed below. Stay tuned for details on each paint out.
If you have photos for your paint out to share, send to Joan Shaw.
Thanks folks. Happy painting!😊
Please sign up with the host for any paint out you plan to attend. Weather has been very unpredictable lately. Only those who have signed up will be notified of last minute changes.
Glen Falls – Williamsville
Monday, May 10
Meet up time: 10am
Paulette Rozwood (email@example.com)
LASALLE WATERFRONT PARK - North Grand Island Bridge- Entrance is well-marked off Buffalo Avenue just East of the bridge
on the North side of the River
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Host: Carol Mathewson firstname.lastname@example.org
HELLO SPRING !!
Fairly new public park with clean, comfortable open spaces;
views looking across river to Grand Island, and up and down the Niagara River
with spans of North Grand Island Bridges
Picnic tables; parking with level surfaces
With COVID, I am not sure if the restrooms will be open.
Brown Bag lunch 12 Noon
Chandler Street – Buffalo
Monday, May 17
Meet up time:
Doreen DeBoth email@example.com
Thursday, May 20
Meet up Time: 10:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beaver Island Marina, lagoon and island
Tuesday, May 25
Monday, May 10, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
Please sign up with the host.
April 12 Monday Buffalo Botanic Gardens
April 20 Tuesday Spring at 3 Sisters Is. Niagara Falls
April 30 Friday Cherry Blossoms at Buffalo Hist. Museum
April 29 Thursday Mountain View Drive, Lewiston
Monday, April 5, 2021
Linwood Ave has a handsome collection of turn of the century homes. As the first official paintout of the 2021 season, it should not have been raining and cold after a lovely week of sun and warmth. 3 brave artists went into Buffalo despite the weather report. The artists apparently didn't get much finished when their umbrellas stopped protecting the work from rain.
Roy Fink sent this 'group' photo selfie as well as the other pictures.
Peggy Walker tried the two umbrella trick but eventually decided the rainwater on her painting put her at a disadvantage.
We are all looking forward to 'next time'.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
An official New Season starts this week. Welcome to our new people, keep reading.
The following is a slightly edited (updated)letter from Joan, our merited leader that was sent in April, 2006. I guess I have been a member for 15 years!
In order to avoid mass chaos, we need to have a little structure to our paint outs; -----less is more as far as I am concerned, but we need to have some. The idea here, above all else, is to have fun, and in the process support each other in our efforts to plein air paint.
To start, paint outs will be scheduled for the morning hours when the light is best. If we are lucky enough to have a coffee shop near the paint out site, we can get coffee to get going. This will not always be the case, though, and sometimes a thermos from home or mug of McDonald's will have to do.
Paint outs will be either for a half day or full day, depending on the location and the event, and whatever the group decides. The first few will be for half days till we get warmed up, both literally and figuratively.
2 weeks prior to a schedule paint out notification will be sent to members. (Often a monthly schedule) It will consist of a general description, date and time, of the paint out. The exact meeting place or address will NOT be given out at this time. Each person who plans to attend, must e-mail the "host" and register for that paint out. Prior to the paint out, details will be sent only to those who have registered.
The reason for doing it this way is:
1 We want to know who is coming. If there is not sufficient interest in a paint out, it will be cancelled.
2 If we have to cancel or change plans quickly, only those that have registered will be notified.
I have been doing a little research into various locations. Finding a suitable site for a group is a little different than going off into the woods by yourself. In general, basic requirements for a group are: 1) bathrooms, 2) parking, 3) composition.