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Artists who paints in oil en plein aire. Member of the three member Plein Aire Cottage Artists. Members: Mary Rose Holmes, Violetta Chandler and Helen Tilston

Friday, February 8, 2008

Scrugg's Cottage Trip Tych by Violetta, Mary Rose Holmes and Helen Tilston

On February 5th, The Plein Aire Cottage Artists have begun a trip tych, which is the one of the largest pieces done by the group. The panel is 5 feet tall by 3 feet wide and is 3 panels. One panel painted by each artist. This piece will be on show at our upcoming Art Exhibit at Alric C.T.Pottberg Library Galler, Pasco Hernando Community College, West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey Florida Tel. 727.816.3229 March 13th through April 15th, 2008. The energy and excitement of working on a trip tych creates the effect of lightning bolts on the canvas, as Violetta, Mary Rose and Helen Tilston tap the canvas, pounce on the canvas and delicately draw on the canvas. A local Press reporter stopped by and asked if we need to plan the painting, select the colours. We find the energy and thought process becomes one, rather than three individual chanels. We were on the same wave length. At the beginning of the painting, the horizon line is established and the roof lines, the direction of the sun, do we want to change what is to what we wish in order to add drama and pazzazz to the painting. We wanted the sun to be further West to create long shadows.

The painting is partially complete but will need two more sessions where we add the magic to the painting.

Jpegs attached of painting in progress.

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