Saturday, June 7, 2014

Spring and Early Summer at Indian Rocks Beach

Three heads are better than one.  
As the days grow longer and hotter we are choosing to spend the early parts of the day painting outdoors.   Each year we paint a triptych.  One panel by each artist.   Because of the sensitive nature of this type of painting, great care is taken.   Along with painting outdoors, we must co-ordinate our time  to this project.

This triptych is one of our favourites. Panel 1, Violetta, Mary Rose & Helen
One of our collectors has one commissioned triptych and her home is decorated around this piece of art.
Our hearts gladden whenever we are invited to their home.
Beach Trail, by Violetta
Often we find a client leans more favourably to either Violetta, Mary Rose's or my paintings and they will collect our work.
Boats at anchor, Mary Rose Holmes
We can think of several clients who own at least one each of our paintings and then commission or purchase a trip-tych.   They feel they have a well rounded collection of our work

Balcony Mornings by Helen Tilston
Coastal Cottages Series 12 continues at SaltRock Grill, Indian Shores.
Indian Rocks Beach Historical Museum exhibition of Plein Aire Cottage Artists continues.

Hope your summer is very special.


14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful painting! I have very few original paintings. Most of my pieces are signed or limited edition prints. You are really talented! I love the warm colors of the piece in the collectors home. :o)

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  2. Oh how I would adore painting this way with friends! So nice to catch up with all your plein aire beauty. Will be following you on your journey. Xo Lisa

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  3. Thanks for sharing today! These photos are gorgeous and inspirational. Putting them in my mind's memory bank.
    interior-design

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  4. Love the idea of a triptych.

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  5. Helo Casa Mariposa

    Thank you for your generous compliment.
    We do love visiting the home and viewing the painting again and recalling the fun days spent working on the painting.
    Helen, Mary Rose and Violetta

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  6. Dear Lisa Porter

    Painting plein aire we agree is the best. Sometimes challenging but always rewarding.
    Thank you for following us.
    Helen Mary Rose and Violetta

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  7. Hello Laura Madalene

    Thank you for reading our blog and following. We are going to be working closely together on a project shortly and we are all looking forward to the days
    ahead

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  8. Dear LPC

    Thank you for visiting and for your comment and encouragement

    Mary Rose, Violetta and Helenx

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  9. Hi Helen,
    I could only imagine being a client of Plein Aire Cottage and a commissioned painting with beautiful blend is created in this manner of 3 artist in one painting.
    The same paint tone make these 3 paintings blend seamlessly together as one.
    I love the boat, and that umbrella is wonderful, I have a thing for umbrellas, in fact in my shop I had a bunch of umbrellas hanging from the ceilings open :)

    The painting here is full of amazing wonderment, I so wish I could paint in this style. I could imagine myself in your paint group of course being a great painter as well paint right along side of you Helen, talking the hours away about how moving it is to see and paint what others take for granted.

    A beautiful summer to you my sweet artist friend.
    Let the other girls know there works of art are breath taking.
    Thank you for taking the time to visit my office studio space and the pieces I create for it.

    Beautiful days ahead for you and your artist painting friends.

    Xoxo
    Dore

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  10. Hi Helen,
    I could only imagine being a client of Plein Aire Cottage and a commissioned painting with beautiful blend is created in this manner of 3 artist in one painting.
    The same paint tone make these 3 paintings blend seamlessly together as one.
    I love the boat, and that umbrella is wonderful, I have a thing for umbrellas, in fact in my shop I had a bunch of umbrellas hanging from the ceilings open :)

    The painting here is full of amazing wonderment, I so wish I could paint in this style. I could imagine myself in your paint group of course being a great painter as well paint right along side of you Helen, talking the hours away about how moving it is to see and paint what others take for granted.

    A beautiful summer to you my sweet artist friend.
    Let the other girls know there works of art are breath taking.
    Thank you for taking the time to visit my office studio space and the pieces I create for it.

    Beautiful days ahead for you and your artist painting friends.

    Xoxo
    Dore

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  11. How may I contact your group for a show?

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  12. Good morning Helen! You are having such a great summer,en plein air! Thank you kindly for coming to visit my post, and for making the world beautiful with your art! Anita

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  13. Beautifull done works of art Helen. I love to see your creations!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  14. My goodness, you live a colorful and rich life, Helen! The joy of painting in collaboration with others who are passionate about art and living, WHAT A JOY! Thank you dear Helen, for coming to visit me yesterday! DANCE ON! Anita

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