February 23, 2016

Art on Canvas

My dear friend, Betty, treated me to lunch to celebrate my birthday.  We strolled through Third Street to see the plein air painting going on - a two day charity event with an auction over the weekend.

Talented artists, local color, fountains, flowers and birds - what's not to love!





I found some more turtles...




Many decorative fountains can be found in the area
Note the little bird on top of the cherub's head - so cute

Flowers floating in a fountain


It was a beautiful way to celebrate.  Thank you Betty!

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14 comments:

Pippa Koenig said...
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Jeanie said...

What an incredible collection of photos -- beautiful character studies of artists and it looks like a fabulous setting and perfect day! Don't you love an artist date with a good friend -- especially when a celebration is involved? Happiest to you, my friend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love he art and that one guy's shoes are just great.

Jutta.K said...

A nice post.
And the Image processing is masterful !
Greetings from Germany
This is my contribution:

http://mydigitalwonderland.blogspot.de/2016/02/the-sky.html

Tamar SB said...

How fun is this! Hope you had a great birthday!

Kim Cunningham said...

Sounds like your friend knows you well and that makes her a great friend! Happy Birthday!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

It sounds like a wonderful day! Happy birthday to you! Beautiful photographs, I very much enjoyed looking at them.

NatureFootstep said...

lots of great things here. But my favorites are the gorgeous pieces of the waterlilies :)

ImagesByCW | C. Willison said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday with your friend. The open air event sounds like a perfect way to spend a day out and about.
I love your photo (edit) of the flowers in the pond - beautiful!

Cathy Kennedy said...

What a fun photo shoot and way to spend your birthday! I wish I were a real artist like these pictured. I always wanted to paint landscapes, but never felt confident enough to try, so what little talent I had sorta fizzled. I'm trying to correct this, though. In recent months I picked up my pencils to do a little sketching for the first time in a hundred years. Okay, I'm not that old, but it feels like it's been forever and really it has. The newness and joy to doodle is refreshing. I'm looking forward to spending more time in my art as I'm moved to do so. Thanks for sharing your photo-art this weekend! Have a fototastic week!

My Cozy Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, nada percebo de pintura o que me impede discutir os pormenores de cada uma, no entanto sou um apreciador da arte, tenho alguns quadros que obtive através do meu gosto unicamente, não os obtive pelo nome do pintor, obtive pelo que a pintura me disse no momento.
AG

Jeanne said...

Such fun and colorful shots, and love that you are trying this our

Rory Bore said...

The turtles are absolutely beautiful!!! I wish we had more art on our streets here. It's like finding a treasure in your day.
Beautiful art you've done too!