Monday, November 8, 2010

Plein Air on Cape Cod, October 23 afternoon

We picked up sandwiches for lunch at Sam's Deli in Eastham and came to the picnic tables at Mac's Shack in Wellfleet.

After lunch, we started the afternoon session in the blustery wind.

A very attentive class listens and watches as Billy demonstrates: paint what you see.

A good class.

Laura starts her lesson: a blank canvas.
Then the sky.

I can't get the cursor to go in between the photos, so you'll have to figure this out.
Laura instructs. first sky, then darks, then get your idea down.

Michael starts his harbor idea.

Stephanie lays her color idea in. The end result was completely different! You'll see later.

Larry sets up, to paint something mechanical, the buoy.

Shrouded Peggy. It was really windy on the water.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Plein Air on Cape Cod, October 23 AM

A very cool shadow at Fort Hill!

Billy is so threathening!

A very pleased Billy!

Ellen concentrates on her breakthrough piece, gets approval, and then packs up for the morning.

Deb's painting of Fort Hill.

Windblown Deb!

And Michael's painting of Fort Hill. This is a breakthrough piece from Michael. Hooray.

Larry Hill really loves to paint, even though he's quite new at pastels. "Billy, help me see!"

Our Tennessee Peggy enjoys the Cape, even in the wind.

Larry D tries a new medium.

Pastels are proving a challenge!

Karen in the Weeds

Stephanie is really happy to paint again.

View from Fort Hill

Billy and I were both snagged
by this damned stick on Fort Hill.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Wicked Pickers in Italy

And the First Dinner for the musicians and their families.

The Last Supper for the painters.

The Pickers set up.

The Wicked Pickers play.

Final Paintings of Laura and Billy

I would be remiss not to include groupings of Laura's and Billy's collection of work done in Tuscany (and later in a side trip to Umbria) in July.

These are some of Laura's:

And these are some of Billy's:

We had a great week - artistically, socially and gastronomically, not to mention great scenery, relaxation, exploratory excursions. It was a saturation of senses for all, but that's why we came!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Final Viewing: A Week's Work

On our final day, we had a showing in the circle of everyone's wonderful work. Remember that some of the painters hadn't painted since grade school and some hadn't touched a canvas in 10-15 years. Others, of course, paint pretty constantly. All in all, the body of work here is amazing!

We had quite a crowd at our opening/closing:

Here are Fran's:She exploded with freedom on the day before.


Nancy, the prolific one: