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"I paint Niagara for the same reason Monet painted his haystacks over and over ...the ever changing light".

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Plein Air Painter - Aruba Paintings

Watercolors painted on the island of Aruba.
The island is clean, friendly and the climate is wonderful for plein air
painting. There is always a strong breeze, so securing an easel is difficult and because I was painting on a watercolor block, I could paint without one, and position myself comfortably in the shade without a plein air umbrella.


Funny, how people from the same country can stike up a friendship on holidays - we meet Herb Reed (from the Platters) in our hotel bar one afternoon and a few afternoons after that...he really liked a pair of sunglasses my husband was wearing and we gave them to him. Then,we had a running gag, we'd send a different pair of sunglasses backstage, whenever he was in the area, and he'd dedicate a song to us.

Lots of security around, especially in Oranjestad.

All watercolor paintings are 18x24 on D'Arches #140 Hot Press.

See other Caribbean paintings on my website
www.jrbaldini.com

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pawley's Island Workshop - Plein Air Painters

Fabulous Pawley's Island in South Carolina is the location for a 2 day workshop in plein air painting. Acrylic and Oil painters welcome.
We have a few openings left.

Sponsored in part by Pen Dragon Art Supplies

Come paint with us, as we enjoy the marshes,small towns and Carolina pines.

Call toll free 1 800 393-7270

April 26-27, 2008
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