Thursday, May 07, 2015

"Palms on Anastasia Island" St Augustine, plein air, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Palms on Anastasia Island"  8x8 oil on linen   Collection- Nancy Lohman

The Oil Painters of America National Convention in St Augustine Florida was a great success and a really fun time!  If you ever get the opportunity to travel there don't pass it up!

Lyn Asselta painting a beautiful pastel
 We arrived a day early and had the chance to connect with Lyn Asselta.
  Here's a tip... Before you travel to an event in an unknown location, look up artists that live there and contact them. You just may make a great new friend ...and learn a bit about the area that will save time and frustration.
  Lyn took me to Anastasia Island just a hop over the bridge(there are four of them)from St Augustine. It was a great spot to practice painting palm trees (Lyn never paints them!) and warm up for the plein air painting competition.
 It all worked out great! I found out what I forgot, managed to do a decent warm up painting and made a new friend!
 Do check out Lyn's amazing pastel work HERE  ..Thanks Lyn, for making my visit to St Augustine so much more enjoyable!

1 comment:

Lavon said...

Your palms look great, Robin!