Sunday, August 19, 2012

Artist Paints the Plein Aire Cottage Artists

While painting, en plein air, some months ago, at Indian Rocks Beach, Chet Shinaman and his beautiful wife stopped by to talk to us.  Chet took some photos of us and we exchanged business cards.  Chet is an artist.

Helen, Mary Rose and Violetta painting en plein air
Violetta and Mary Rose painting
We continued painting
Helen painting en plein air
We were completely and delightfully surprised to receive an email from Chet this week with the attached jpeg of the three of us painting on that memorable day. Chet paint in oil.

Thank you Chet for this kind gesture and for permitting us to use this image of your painting on our blog. 
Chet can be reached Here


  1. Helen-
    What a nice surprise for such a nice person! Beautiful painting.
    Happy Monday.

  2. HI Helen, What an absolutely delightful surprise for you when you received the wonderful painting from Chet. All of your photographs are wonderful and now you have the three of you doing what you love to do.
    Beautiful, Beautiful…….

    The French Hutch

  3. What a lovely thing to do and you all look suitably arty!!rsdbve

  4. You appear to be such a fantastic and beautiful group of women! You must have a great time together! Happy you to be so talented and to have all these friends! It helps so much to stay healthy in body and soul! Thank you so much for your comments on my blog - they are always very much appreciated! Have a wonderful day (painting?) Christa

  5. What a nice surprise. I'm very fond of the beautiful painting of the three of you chatting. Love the colors - very soft and inviting.

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