CFWS Plein Air Event FUN! For Feb. – May 2021 See you there!

February 17, 2021  –  WEDNESDAY !!! 10am – 4pm
Tibet – Butler Nature Preserve
8777 Winter Garden/ Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836

Please be attentive to the park entrance, it is easy to miss. Follow directions from the park entrance to the parking area near the Park Office. Restrooms are nearby. There is a small butterfly garden with native plants there, and a habitat for rescued tortoises. The large veranda has rocking chairs for visitors. Past the veranda and the office is the entrance to the trails. No fees required

March 20, 2021 – Saturday  10 am – 4 pm
Lake Concord Park, adjacent to where the Casselberry Art House is located.
Quail Pond Circle parking area
Casselberry, FL

There are many park benches and lots of outdoor sculptures in the gardens.

April 17, 2021  – Saturday  10-4pm
Cypress Grove Park
290 Holden Ave., Orlando FL

NOTE: Meeting Point to be determined.

May 15, 2021 – Saturday 10 – 4pm
Leu Gardens (Entrance fee for non-members)   1920 N Forest Ave., Orlando FL
Meet by the outdoor sitting area outside the main entrance.
https://www.leugardens.org

Plein Air fun at Nehrling Gardens

Marcela had a nice and peaceful day sketching in the beautiful Nehrling Gardens. It was a bit cloudy, but the rain was still miles away. Only few gardeners shared the space with her as she sat at a picnic table and did 2 small sketches.   Check back for more locations and join us in the new year!

Plein Air: Nehrling Gardens

WEDNESDAY December 16, 2020
10 am – 2 pm (closing time)
Nehrling Gardens
2267 Hempel Road
Gotha, FL
Please use the Pedestrian Entrance. Paths are mulched so it is rougher walking. There are benches along the paths. A $5.00 donation is requested. The main house museum and library are closed until further notice as of this date, Sept ’20, due to Covid-19 considerations.Parking is available across the street on the open field or at the Church parking lot. Hempel Road is a very busy road and everyone should be careful when crossing it.

Wearing of masks will be required of all participants.  We will observe social distancing when we set up.  It may seem strange but let’s have fun with this new normal.

Plein Air: Ward Park

Saturday November 21, 2020
10 am – 4 pm
Ward Park
Cady Way and Perth Lane, Winter Park FL
Across the street from the Wellness Center of Winter Park.
If there is work being done in the park’s parking lot, it will be unavailable for cars. If so, parking may be done along the street.
Wearing of masks will be required of all participants.  We will observe social distancing when we set up.  It may seem strange but let’s have fun with this new normal.

Join in the Plein air fun at local gardens!

The CFWS plein air chair, Marcela Moglia, has been very busy setting up some wonderful venues for our artists who like to venture outdoors. This is a great time of the year to be out in nature with your painting kits!

Last month we went to Mead Botanical Gardens to paint in the butterfly garden. Leslie Rossetti found inspiration for a beautiful painting in the north side of the garden:

Next Saturday, November 21, we will have our plein air gathering at Ward Park. From 10-4 (more or less).  The section of the nature park is across the street for the Center for Health & Wellbeing, at 250 Perth Lane, Winter Park, FL 32792. There is a lovely little stream that runs through it.   We will be planning more events with the Center for Wellbeing, so this is a great opportunity to see the outdoor gardens.

Corner of Perth and Loch Lomond

So, please bring a bag lunch, water, brushes, paints,  papers and come paint with us! We will look for you!

 

 

Plein Air: Mead Botanical Gardens

Saturday October 17, 2020
10 am – 3 pm

Mead Botanical Garden
1300 S. Denning Dr.,
Winter Park FL
This event is in conjunction with the annual Backyard Biodiversity Day held by the Florida Native Plant Society. Their event begins at 9 am until 3 pm. Artists are welcome to arrive earlier, if desired.

Wearing of masks will be required of all participants.  We will observe social distancing when we set up.  It may seem strange but let’s have fun with this new normal.

Jan. 15 – Plein Air at Nehrling Gardens

Ten CFWS members showed up on Wednesday at Nehrling Gardens in Gotha.It was a great day to paint in such a beautiful and historic garden! It was cool and quiet and there were landscapes, flowers, a pollinator garden and even an alligator sculpture to paint.
Jane finished her beautiful painting of the Nehrling house! Thank you Jane!
It was a great day to paint in such a beautiful and historic garden! There were landscapes of bamboo.

 

There was a pollinator garden with lots of lovely flowers.
Surprise! Someone carved an alligator into a tree trunk.
The front room.

Leslie’s lovely bamboo painting.
Cute bee house near the pollinator plants.
Thank you Marcela for setting this up.  ?

Plein Air Event

Plein Air Event. Mead Botanical Gardens
1300 S. Denning Dr. Winter Park
10am – 3pm
All are welcome to attend.

Plein Air Events 2019-2020 Season

Plein air events are informal gatherings of artists who enjoy painting outdoors in a variety of locations. Occasionally, there may be a painting demonstration if an artist volunteers to do so. There is no instructional teaching provided.  Locations vary, some may be rough where there is only mowed grass or mulched paths. Selected locations provide restroom facilities and parking. Artists should consider bringing a lunch and beverage.

September 21, 2019  Saturday  10 am – 4 pm

Kraft Azalea Gardens – 1365 Alabama Dr., Winter Park, 32789

 

October 19, 2019  Saturday  11 am- 3 pm

Altamonte Chapel Campus – 825 E. Altamonte Dr.,  Altamonte Springs, 32701

Arts and Crafts Fair and Plein Air Painting

 

November 16, 2019  Saturday  10 am – 4 pm

Mead Botanical Gardens – 1300 S. Denning Dr., Winter Park, 32789

 

December 2019 – No plein air event scheduled

 

January 15, 2020 WEDNESDAY  10 am – 2 pm  WEDNESDAY!

Nehrling Gardens – 2267 Hempel Ave., Gotha, 34734 (open 10am-2pm)

Mulched rough paths only, benches along the paths. Please use the Pedestrian Entrance. Public parking is only available across the street at the Church parking lot, or at the extension parking lot. There is no public parking available at the gardens.

Meeting Recap September 8, 2019

In case you missed it: 

Our new season was kicked off with a fun members meeting called “What I Did This Summer”. Pam Merle, one of our new co-presidents, introduced our 2019-2020 calendar. It is going to be an awesome year! Check your newsletter and the CFWS website for more details.

September 16 -21, the Florida Watercolor Society is holding their annual convention, tradeshow and art exhibit in Orlando. Please contact Susan Donohoe for some really great volunteer positions. We need our members help to make this the best convention so far!

https://floridawatercolorsociety.org/events/#!event/2019/9/19/fws-convention-volunteer-opportunities

The Altamonte Chapel has asked our society to partner with them once again on the October 19 “Arts and Crafts Day/Plein Air” event. CFWS members can reserve a spot for their table and handcrafted arts for only $10. You keep all the profits! We also need teacher volunteers to set up free watercolor lessons to our community. Please contact Serina Ramos-Colon to reserve your table and Terri Chin for teaching and Marcela Moglia for plein air.

November 16, Niko Floyd will be doing another one-day workshop “Perspectives in Drawing”. Niko is back by popular demand and will also do our general meeting demonstration on November 3. Reserve your space for his popular workshop now!

Our annual juried members show will be from February 6 – March 29, 2020 at the SOBO gallery in Winter Garden. The last day for entering your artwork in the show is November 15, 2019. This is only 9 weeks away, so get your brushes moving!  Don Andrews will be our juror and will also offer a 3-day workshop “Landscapes, Composition and Color” February 10-12. Early Bird members registration is $300 before October 31 – so reserve now!

A special summer exhibit is planned at the Orlando Science Center. The theme is “Images of Pompeii” and we will be using the photographs of our members who have been to Pompeii as inspiration for our masterpieces. Please contact Cindy Sturla or Marcela Moglia if you are willing to share your travel photos for this blockbuster exhibit!

Marcela announced some upcoming plein air events:

September 21 – Kraft Azalea Gardens in Winter Park

October 19 – Altamonte Chapel campus

November 16 – Mead Botanical Gardens in Winter Park

We took a break to grab some munchies and then settled down to a wonderful series of members paintings and the stories behind the artwork. So many different styles, from journaling, to plein air to framed paintings were presented. Everyone who brought art had a chance to stand up and talk about the experience. It was a ton of fun!