Friday, October 10, 2008

3bestchefs.com and 3 best artists



A winning combination. Someone recently commented on the "trilogy" of the pleinaire cottage artists.

We are three members: Mary Rose Holmes, Violetta Shtumeyzen and Helen Tilston

We exhibit at Guppys, whose website is 3bestchefs.com. The three restaurants: are
Guppy's, E and E Steak Out, Mystic Fish.

This year, we are exhibiting at three venues, The Food Gang Miami,October 23, 2008 Guppys (January 2009) and Cornell Museum in February 2009.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Indian Rock's Beach and treasures




The Sun is Up and so are we
For Night has flown away
and although it's very nice to sleep
It's nicer still to play.

These words from a childhood song ring in our ears as we head out in the morning sunshine to paint our favourite "little village".

Mary Rose (Holmes) has found her motif. She stops in her tracks and says "this is it, look at the sunshine on that balcony" click, snap, easel legs are unfolded and a new canvas unwrapped..

Lunch time arrives all too soon and it is time to go to "The Lighthouse" for nourishment.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Chic a Si Cottage Painting by Violetta Plein Aire Cottage artist


The sun was at the point during the early afternoon, when shadows dance. The only sound was the humming of the bees and Violetta's paintbrush as she "dab, dab, dabbed" the canvas. Orchids, of purple, bloomed in Colonial Court's tranquil garden, where Violetta's easel rested and one particular orchid had the aroma of chocolate. This is the painting Violetta created of Chic a Si's viridian/lapis azuli coloured shutters.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Food Gang Miami -Plein Aire Cottage Artists Exhibit



The Plein Aire Cottage Artists solo show at the Food Gang in beautiful Bal Harbor, Miami opens on October 23, 2008 at 6.00 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Our feature painting is a trip tych. One panel painted by each artist. The scene is a view from one of our fabourite spots at Indian Rocks Beach Florida.