Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fun, Friendship and Freedom to Paint

Helen Tilston sketching on Gulf Blvd. IRB
Here on the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Rocks Beach Florida temperatures are soaring.  Yesterday was 31C or 88 F.   Finding shade when painting is of utmost importance.

Bearing large cappucinos, Mary Rose, Violetta and I arrived at our assigned meeting spot.

Mary Rose sketching at Indian Rocks Beach
Our chosen spot offered cool shade beneath a copse of live oak and palm trees.

Violetta has found an interesting cottage to sketch and paint at Indian Rocks Beach

We sketched and all made a good start on individual oil paintings.

 Lunch at Keegans. Our choice grilled grouper cheek sandwich.

Mary Rose Holmes paints a beach entrance at Indian Rocks Beach
The sun has now moved to the west.  A plan to paint from the beach with the sun
behind us was discussed and a walk along the beach quickly put an end to that plan.
Indian Rocks Beach where the early start on our weekend began

After all, it is Friday afternoon and we agreed to play hooky

Hope your week is very special

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida


  1. Painting in plein air make all these gorgeous women look so french and so chic!
    Lovely post, congratulations on your beautiful blog.
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
    Hugs from Brasil.

  2. I always find it so intriguing to see plein air artist at work. You three make it look so romantic and elegant.

  3. The three of you make me smile! You look so happy and are so talented and bring joy not only to the people who see you painting, but those who purchase your art and those of us who get to see your work on the blog!