Monday, September 29, 2014

Plein Air at the Arboretum

What: Plein Air paint-out
When: Saturday, October 4, 9 AM to 1 PM
Where:  The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens

The fall is off to a great start. We've already had an amazing kick-off meeting with Karl Kelly of Mount Vision, who came offering wonderful colors of pastels that caused many members to open their wallets. In addition we just finished up a wonderful member exhibit at the Orange Park Public Library.

Now is a great time to try out all those wonderful new pastels you bought from Karl, and to work on something for the next member exhibit, or our next juried show in the spring. We'll be getting together this coming Saturday at the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens once again.

 This will be our second visit to the Arboretum. We first painted there in February of 2013, and the morning temperatures were down in the 30s and we had members wearing their coats and gloves and long johns!
But it warmed up to the low 60s as the morning wore on, and became a glorious day for painting. I don't think we need to worry about long johns this weekend. The fall should be a lovely time at the Arboretum.

Painting trees is a great pastime at the arboretum. They sure have a variety of them there. And October is a wonderful time to paint trees. Even here in Florida we get lovely though sometimes subtle fall changes.
So you are likely to see trees with some color, like the photos above, not the bare trees we painted in February. So please come on out! It would be wonderful to have a great turn-out for our first plein air of the the new season.

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