Next Plein Air Outing for Saturday, December 14th will be a trip to Lakeridge Winery. We will eet in the parking lot at Maitland Art Center before 10:00 am., our bus will be leaving at 10 o’clock sharp. Bring along your sketching/painting supplies or your camera for a day of fun at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. Bus will return at 4:00 pm. The cost is $20.00 per person and spouses are welcome. You must PREPAY your bus reservation before or at our December meeting. Enjoy the Wine/Chocolate Festival at Lakeridge. Enjoy a tour of the winery, wine samples, gift shop, outdoor food/craft booths and live music. Small pp donation ($2) to benefit American Heart Association will be paid for by CFWS. Leave your paint supplies on the bus while you tour the facility, then bring them out for our Plein Air experience at the winery. First 55 people to sign up can ride the bus. Call Nancy Larkin for any questions 407.831.7108.
We want to encourage everyone to come out and sketch, take pictures or paint and enjoy the beauty of our state. Plein Air outings will be set up for the third Saturday of each month, October through April, with possible date changes due to holidays. Come and check it out! We hope you enjoy and come often!
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. If a demo is scehduled, they start at 10 a.m. See you there.
Plein Air contacts are Sally Hall at (407) 619-5486 or Tere Chin at (407) 677-6289 if you have questions.
Our November 16 at Rollins College, Winter Park was well attended. We met at Cornell Museum of Art on campus, and painted at any of many, many beautiful spots on campus, including the front porch area of the museum.
October 19, 2013, we met at Lake Lilly, Maitland. Our first club Paintout for the year. We had ten participants, including three new members. The day was perfect, as was the scenery and entire setup for this park. It is a shaded area with lots of birds, wonderful picnic tables, lake, gazebo as well as several historical buildings to paint. All agreed it doesn't get any better than this for Plein Air painting.
April 20, 2013, we met at Leu Gardens. No demo, just a morning of fellowship and painting.
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.