Tuesday, February 23, 2021

February meeting


Because of the events of 2020 it had been a long time since we'd actually had a meeting. Our plan was to meet outdoors at our new meeting venue, the North Shores Community Center at Vilano Beach, with a demo by our own Paula Pascucci. 

Alas the weather decided not to cooperate, and with the damp forecast we had to move the meeting indoors - with masks and appropriate social distancing. 

Paula was still able to do her demo for us, on different underpainting techniques. 

And I'm sure those who were able to attend were happy to be there, Long time, no see, for so many of us. 

We definitely hope to be able to provide opportunities for more member meetings as the year goes on. 

In the meantime our current member show is still up at the JCA so you can definitely go take a look and  see what we have there.

Meanwhile keep in mind our next plein air event at Castaway Island Preserve, coming up on the first Saturday of March. 

2021 starts


2020 was definitely a crazy year for all of us, and 2021 is starting out still crazy, including our blog and everything else, but at least plein air seems to be something we're able to do fairly safely at this point, like starting the year off with an event at Washington Oaks State Park,

Washington Oaks is a lovely place, with beautiful gardens as well as water views on the oceanfront, and along the intracoastal waterway, a great place to welcome in the new year.

We didn't have a big turnout, but a few hardy souls made the trek to Washington Oaks to take advantage of the scenery there. 

Here's hoping that as the year goes on we'll all be able to spend more time together.