|"Join me on the Patio" original oil by Helen Tilston,|
|Painting commences outdoors at Indian Rocks Beach, two weeks ago|
|Violetta sets her table as she would set up a still life|
|Mary Rose is served tea by Violetta|
|Violetta's welcome is always warm and generous.|
Israel Kamakawiwi'ole is chosen.
Time to work
Max is Violetta's dog. He is not letting her out of his sight since her return from Hawaii.
Miniature garden off living room.
|Foreground Violetta, Mary Rose nearest|
|Violetta and Max in foreground, Helen Tilston admires "Florida, my love" by Mary Rose Holmes|
Copious cups of tea, fruit and poppy seed cake and before you could say "plein air", it was 5:30 p.m.
|Finishing touches being applied to: "The Blessed Mother" by Helen Tilston|