These gatherings are a great opportunity to get out and create some loose watercolor or just sketch, observe others working and enjoy the company of fellow artists. No peer pressure, no masterpieces expected. The demos are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. See you there.
April 20, 2013, we will meet at Leu Gardens. Everyone who arrives by 10 am can go in under the group rate of $8. Please gather outside the main building, on the porch. Those not there to enter with the group will have to pay the regular rate. We will not have a demo this time but will share and learn from one another.
Ann Worrall who volunteers at Leu, has identified a nice area for painting close to the butterfly garden and rose garden. There are some interesting buildings, great foliage and some wonderful sculptures in this area. For those who want to avoid a lot of walking, it is possible to park in that area. Directions will be given to the group after all have paid.
March 23, 2013 at Mead Gardens. Thanks to Ken Austin for doing a demo. Small group this time but informative demonstration by Ken Austin.
Feb. 16, 2013 at the Central Florida Zoo, Orlando. Thanks to Rudy Drapiza for his demo.
We had a good turn out for this outing and great weather.
Photos have been posted on the CFWS facebook page.
The January 19th Plein Air outing took us back to Dickson Azalia Park in Thorton Park and the Washington Street Bridge. Mike Malloy demonstrated his warm up routine that he follows to loosen up and get started using a sketchbook, limited pallet and "drawing with a brush." He provided a few samples of his twenty minute warm ups.
Plein-Air Paintout, Saturday, December 15 at Mennello
Thanks Bob Hague for starting us out with good tips on painting the sky - Bob demonstrated some good techniques and, with the optimal weather, the few hours spent was well worth it.
Plein-Air Paintout, Saturday, November 17 at Langford Park was optimal.
This is a beautiful spot providing the opportunity to paint in the park or Dickson Azalea Gardens and the very scenic Washington Street Bridge. Tere Chin, our demo artist and CFWS member, performed her demo using Chinese Brush painting also called Sumi-e. The event was well attended but we could always use more artists. We are considering returning to Langford/Azalea for another outing in January, Mike Malloy will do a demo, we will keep you posted.
Mennello Plein-Air Paintout was held October 27. The day was gray and a windy. Three hardy souls reported to the Sculpture Gardens for the Plein air event. Tere Chin had a great painting of one of the dog sculptures. Sally Hall put her efforts into a huge installation sculpture on the lakefront with a background of various homes, docks and some of the big buildings of the city. Karen Bowden worked in a distant corner and seemed nonplussed by wind, gray or the picture-taking wedding party in lime green gowns and tuxedoes with yellow roses! You will have to ask her about her painting.
PleinAir Paintout was held at the MAC on October 20. Our first Plein air Paintout of the season was a great success. Rudy Drapiza, one of our own members, did a demo for the group in his usual vibrant and vivacious style! After a while everyone scattered and painted, drew, took pictures or just visited and enjoyed the beauty of the sunny humidity-free October day.