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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

Monday, March 11, 2013

Secrets and Ties & Little White Lies

Mary Rose, Violetta and Helen paining
The setting, a spectacular home, build with love and housed with beautiful art and furnishings.
It will one day be a memory for the current owners.   She wants it immortalized in a painting.  We are actually painting a triptych.   This time Mary Rose will paint the right hand panel, Violetta the centre and Helen the left hand side.    We are excited about this project as the variety of trees, flowers and statuary gives it interest.
Irish wolf-hounds belong to Cousin Mary
The "White Lie".  This is a surprise gift to the husband and, therefore, must be painted in his absence.
On Sunday, we receive a text with his golf schedule.  We then must co-ordinate with Mother Nature and see if the weather will co-operate on the given days.  A sketch has been roughly drawn in.

Sketch of trip tych
We feel the angels are with us on this project for just as we began set up, a huge dolphin visited and gave us the "thumbs up" as he leaped from the water.  The day was windy and ties were needed. To the rescue the trusted bungie cords.

Dolphin on his way

We had our annual Motown Dance on Saturday, where each year we donate a painting for a local non profit organization, Indian Rocks Beach Action 2000,  This year Mary Rose's painting was the feature.  Here are some doing the Electric Slide
L to R: Cookie Kennedy, Mary Rose, Melissa Dotson and Violetta

Cookie is Vice Mayor of Indian Rocks Beach a multi talented caring woman who is a joy to be around.

Violetta Bill & Melissa (winners and highest bidders)  Mary Rose and Helen