ART ON THE DECK! A PICTURE PERFECT DAY

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The cold front blew through, the sun was shining, and my deck never looked more beautiful. Eight amazing artists arrived, full of joy and a few ideas, and we set up and went to work.

ART ON THE DECK If After priming her canvas Sue studies the amazingly beautiful shadows created by the sunlight through the trees. Maybe we should paint the negative spaces and call it done?

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Alice and Robin waste no time painting in their backgrounds. The temperature was perfect with a cool breeze creating a few challenges as our canvases went flying off the easels. We were so happy to be cool, no one complained!

ART ON THE DECK III Mary Ann is off in her own aquatic world, and totally immersed in the colors of the sea. Will one of her mermaids appear?

my flower

I actually had a pretty good start. Someone should have shot me before I ruined it!

ART ON THE DECK Im Nope, this one is not going to work out. Not the soft, delicate edges I had planned. I’ll have to gesso over this one and try again.

kat study in green Just to make me feel good, Kat painted over hers also. My buddy! But aren’t the shadows wonderful?

ART ON THE DECK IKJan, the first to finish, has created a caterpillar with a bandana – we think – the colors are fun and funky, and Jan’s happy with her abstract.

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Not to be outdone, Sherry’s put together a very nice painting with doves or lambs (or some other mystic creatures) flying across a field of green and blue. Beautiful colors!

ART ON THE DECK IJSherry and Jan vow to try this again soon. I agree.

ART ON THE DECK IdSue is building mountains and lakes, trees and snow – she will join Kat and me finishing next week!

ART ON THE DECK IMary Ann and Sherry discuss how many mermaids it takes to change a painting, while Alice proves trees are not always green and skies are not always blue.

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Robin happily displays the bouquet she painted, and ART ON TGHE DECK IlMary Ann resolves to finish her painting at home.

Add a luscious luncheon, cold beverages and great friendships, this was indeed a picture perfect day!

Next workshop, “Painting on Glass,” will be Friday, October 10, 9:30 – 12:30. All supplies furnished – contact me at sebland@gvtc.com if you plan to attend.

October 17: 9:30 – 12:30 – Painting on Fabric. We’ll make table runners and place mats for Christmas decorating.

October 24: 9:30 – 2:00 p.m. Plein aire painting on the Guadalupe River. Bring your hat and your paints and learn to paint the beautiful Texas Hill country!

AND, we are proud to announce: A new workshop in November, 

FUN, FUNKY, FANTASTIC, FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE ART!!

Thursday, November 13, 9:30 – 12:30. 

Bring a wooden chair, small table, drawer front, small chest, whatever you’d like to make into something beautiful! Our own decorative artist, Bev Binford will show you how to remake something drab into something exciting! All supplies furnished, including a cold glass of wine when you finish!

Sign up early so Bev can tell you how to prepare your article for painting.

 Cost: $35, includes all materials (except your furniture!) 

Questions? Call Bev at 830.885.4008. To register, email sebland@gvtc.com or call 830.885.7476

 

Exciting things keep happening!

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One thought on “ART ON THE DECK! A PICTURE PERFECT DAY

  1. What a loovely day ’twas! Looking forward to the next time! Keep ’em comin’, Shirl Girl, to keep us motivated. That’s why we call you “Coach!”

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