Thursday, April 1, 2021

Spring has sprung


March weather can be so variable, and this was the case for our planned plein air at Castaway Island the first Saturday in March. It was a rainy day and hardly a nice day for pastels. But bad weather turned into a blessing, as the following week we scheduled a makeup event at Washington Oaks State Park, joining up with the First Coast Plein Air Painters.

We had just been to Washington Oaks in January, but in March it was a whole different place, absolutely glorious weather with the scent of azaleas hanging everywhere in the air. The park was filled with people wanting to enjoy the lovely gardens and the perfect spring day.

We had a number of souls from the FCPS who decided to come take advantage of the day, even though it's a bit of a trek for many of our members.

And of course there were participants from the FCPAP as well.

Certainly plenty of fine options for painting in just about any direction you looked.

And don't forget: Our next Member's meeting is this coming Saturday, April 3rd, 10 AM to noon, at the North Shores Community Center in Vilano Beach, 120 Meadows Ave., St. Augustine, FL, 32084. Patrick Mahoney will be there to discuss his techniques and process of restoration of paintings and framing. Patrick's work is totally amazing. 

We will also begin the silent auction of the lovely painting donated by our founder, Lyn Asselta. The painting is 6x6.