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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, May 31, 2013

I'm Up All Night To Get Lucky ...and Painting

The Studio is holding me captive

The Studio is holding me captive.  I am very grateful to my patrons for keeping me in the dark and doing what I truly love.   My paintings all begin in the great outdoors and are completed in my studio, with the occasional completed alla prima painting.

Plein Aire Cottage Artists: Violetta, Helen & Mary Rose planning their painting

Does it feel to you like there are not enough hours in the day?

Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico

recently posted about the French Disco Group's latest song, "I'm up all night to get Lucky"   My friend Mason is  9 years of age and  multi talented.  I believe  he can dance.  What do you think?   Here he is dancing  to this catchy summer song
(regret that you must copy and paste to see Mason dancing)

I plan on visiting and commenting on your blogs very shortly.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Preservation Awards 2013 Indian Rocks Beach

Front Row:  Valerie owner Cafe de Paris, Helen Tilston, Julie Hoofnagle, Mary Rose Holmes. Back Row, Eric Meyer President Acton 2000 and Julie Folden VP Action 2000.
The Plein Aire Cottage Artists' Prervation Award is given each year, around Arbor Day, to one business and one residence at Indian Rocks Beach.  This much coveted bronze plaque was revealed seven years  ago. 

Bronze Plaque

This year, Cafe de Paris was awarded.   This small business recently renovated and is a welcome haven for locals and visitors.  The macaroons, crepes and quiche are among our favourite items.

Oil Painting of Hoofnagle Home by Helen Tilston
 The Hoofnagle residence,"Idlewildcottage" which was been lovingly and carefully restored and given a new life both inside and out is the winner of the Residential Award.    The sunsets from the living room window are most memorable.

I am heading back to my easel to complete some overdue commissions.

Hope your week is very special