Sunday, June 29, 2008

West Coast Plein Air - July paintouts

We'll be painting at Green Key Beach (Robert K. Rees Memorial Park) on Fridays in July. We will NOT meet the first Friday, (July 4). All other Fridays, we'll meet in the main parking area at 8:30 a.m. Directions: To get to Green Key from U.S. 19 and Main St. in New Port Richey, go north on 19 to Green Key Rd.(about 1/4 mile) and turn left (west). Go all the way to the end and you will be in the parking area. Or click on this link for directions:,+new+port+richey,+fl&ie=UTF8&ll=28.273393,-82.753658&spn=0.061682,0.150375&z=13
Any questions, feel free to call Jenna at 727-457-6174. Hope to see you there!

Paint on,

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Full Immersion Workshop

If you're looking for a way to beat the summer heat why not immerse yourself in a refreshing Two-Day Mini Intensive Oil Painting Workshop taught by Plein Air Florida Member Robert J. Simone and offered by the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center.

Using still life setups, made from objects brought in by students, the workshop will focus on painting's basic elements: Drawing, Values, Colors and Edges.  Special emphasis will be placed on Brush Handling, Understanding What You See and the Five Types of Light as defined by John Singer Sergeant.

Dates & Times are June 18th-19th, 9am-4pm.  Fees are $60 for members, $80 for non-members.  To register please contact the Beach Art Center by email or phone.,  727-596-4331

Monday, June 9, 2008

Two Plein Air Florida Artists Share Exhibit

Plein Air Florida members Donald Eaton and Robert J. Simone were recently invited to share a special exhibit of plein air paintings in the offices of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker.   The three man show consists of paintings depicting downtown St. Pete, it's surrounding parks and beaches.  Don and Robert share the exhibit with local artist Ron Marvin.  The length of the show is open ended and is available to those who have official business with the mayor.   It's great that the powers that be are taking notice of plein air artists.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008