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Greetings Artists:
Last Thursday's paintout at Urfer Family Park in Sarasota was a very Pleasant Surprise! This was the 1st time our group had painted there and we found a beautifully maintained park!
There was a pond full of enchanting reflections, many trails, lots of shady spots, a playground, several historical buildings and some of our artists even discovered cows grazing in a field by the park!  Cloudy skies with spots of sunshine kept our artists busy trying to capture the landscape on a wonderful Plein Air painting day!
The only thing to mar the day was when a stray wind picked up my (MaryAnn's) easel and turned it upside down! Luckily my canvas survived with only small spots of dirt stuck to it!
Plein Air Painting Lesson #1: Always tie down your easel, even when there is no noticeable wind in the area!
We all agreed that Urfer Family Park deserved a 2nd visit this year, because of the many scenes that were left unpainted that day!
Many Thanks to Jeri Lipov for her great suggestion that we try painting there!
OUR 2020 QUICK DRAW CONTEST WINNERS!!!
!st Prize Winner: Kathy Baiamonte  for her painting "Grand Old Days"
 
$150.00 e-gift card from Jerry's Artarama
$100.00 merchandise card from Cheap Joes Art Stuff
Williamsburg Paints Signature Colors Paint Set & Palette Knife
2nd Prize Winner: Anne Wedler for her painting "Morning on the River"
$150.00 e-gift card from Jerry's Artarama
Williamsburg Paints Signature Colors Paint Set & Palette Knife
Lydia Kaeyer's Painting "Boats & Phillippi Creek
3rd Prize Winner
$100.00 e-gift card from Jerry's Artarama
$50.00 gift card from Art & Frame of Sarasota
Honorable Mention: Judy Shouten for her painting " Market Day"
Honorable Mention: Abby Ober for her painting of "Morning Light at Phillippi"
Student Division 1st Prize Award:  Ivey Beaton for her painting "Florida Man"
$50.00 gift card from Art & Frame In Sarasota
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR QUICK DRAW WINNERS!
THURSDAY'S PAINTOUT
FEBRUARY 27, 2020


Maxine Barrett Park/Sharky's in Venice. 
GPS: 1600 Harbour Dr. South
Venice, Fl. 34285

 
DIRECTIONS:
From US41 going south toward Venice stay right on business US41 over the intercoastal bridge, and make a right turn on Venice Ave. Follow until you see Harbour Dr. Make a left on Harbour Dr. and drive until you see the sign for Sharky's restaurant and park in either the southwest corner of Sharky's parking lot or there is parking down Harbour Dr. at Maxine Barrett Park on your right.

From US41 going North make a left turn onto Venice Ave.  and follow the directions above from there. Lots of Gulf views and beach scenes. See you there!


Hope to see you there!
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack and Lynn

"It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent."

Vincent van Gogh

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