Friday, April 16, 2010

Naples Pier

JoAnn Sanborn of Marco Island,  a fellow blogger and a former North Shore girl from Gloucester, MA, invited me to a luncheon she organized today at the Marco Island Yacht Club. There were eight other women artists, one of whom was celebrating her 80th birthday. These women hadn't met in some time and the custom at this luncheon is to go around the table and talk about your art and share any 'good' news.  It was wonderful to meet these 'girls' and talk art, plus it was in a sweet little private dining room overlooking the Inland Waterway and the Jolley Bridge, and the food was great. We were there for two and a half hours before we even realized it! I made some new friends for next season and will perhaps join the Art League of Marco Island so I can participate in their events. Afterward I took a ride out into the Everglades to do some painting and take some photos. It was a GREAT DAY! 
I'm preparing some watercolors of  local scenery and Florida subjects for The Art Boutique at Tin City, where I show some of my work. We'll be leaving here in about three weeks and I want to leave them with a full inventory of original matted paintings in cellophane all sized to fit standard frames and a bargain at $75 each.

7 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Mary, this piece is gorgeous. I love all the colors of the water especially. Sounds like you had a fun day! I wish I knew how to find such groups out where I live!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous day! Mary, just so you know .... I've signed up for your feedburner twice, and confirmed it... and STILL no posts arrive either in my Inbox OR my junk mail. Wonder how many other people are not getting them either...

Paula Villanova said...

This sounds like it was a blast, and artistically fulfilling as well. You have great plein air subject matter there and I'm jealous that you get to paint in the Everglades! I'm bummed that I was unable to yet again paint the lush landscape you get to see every winter...love the purple waves in this painting!

Sally Dean said...

Well lah dee dah Mareee- are we being replaced?
JK- glad you have this going on- love this little piece- we want you BACK here though!
Sounds like a great group of girls...glad you found them.

rdl said...

you go girl!! sounds mahvahlous!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Mary!... Glad that "You" are getting such a HUGE recharge on your batteries! You'll be "the Bunny" when you get back!HAHA!!

Art is so much more than simply painting... as "You" have mentioned here... and practise daily in your posts. It is about reaching out... finding common souls... and SHARING!

Thank "You" for sharing!

Good Painting!
Warm regards,
Bruce

Paintings by Patricia said...

What a fun day....and how nice you have a place to put all your little paintings. Looking forward to your return.
Not having that problem, Kelley.

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