Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fountain of Youth paint-out

Now that the weather is turning milder it's time for our next scheduled FCPS paint-out. Once again we have to modify our date as most of our officers will be unavailable on October 6, which would be our normal first Saturday of the month. Instead we will be holding the event on the second Saturday, October 13.

Our meeting place for this day will be The Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. Their address is 11 Magnolia Ave.  which is on the left side of San Marco Ave. just past the A1A turnoff if you are headed south.

The hours for the Fountain of Youth are 9-5, so we should arrive as close to 9 AM as possible. There is plenty of free parking. You can then bring your supplies in through the main entrance.

They are allowing us in as their guests, so we will be admitted free of charge! Just tell the folks at the entrance that you are with the First Coast Pastel Society.

Lyn tells me that there are wonderful options for things to paint there. There is a tall tower overlooking the marsh, and a replica ship being built on the grounds, and peacocks wandering around as well. There are areas in sun and areas in shade. With 15 acres of grounds to explore there should be plenty of painting opportunities.

On weekends they also fire the cannons every hour! Be prepared. And there will be Native Americans performing that weekend, a great opportunity to paint people in costume.

So bring your paint supplies. Bring hats, bug spray, a picnic lunch. There are picnic grounds where we can meet and eat. I look forward to seeing you on October 13th. I hope we have a great turnout.

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