Recap of Nov. Plein Air at Mead Gardens

Plein Air Recap for November 20, 2021

Thouraya and Terri braved the drizzly rain at our plein air event in lovely Mead Gardens, in Winter Park. We found shelter at a covered area near the discovery barn.  There are lots of things to paint and draw at Mead, so we should plan another visit there sometime.

Terri did a botanical drawing of a Bleeding Hearts (Clerodendrum thomsoniae) vine. Since they were out in the rain, it was a chance to practice painting rain drops!

Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Thouraya did a beautiful landscape painting, with a strong oak tree and colorful shrubs.

More plein air events will be announced. See you out in the beautiful Florida Landscapes in 2022!

 

 

Join us at the Mead Gardens Plein Air!

November 20, 2021 – Our next Plein Air will be at the beautiful Mead Botanical Gardens, 1300 S. Denning Drive, in Winter Park. This is a popular spot to paint! Your muse will be happy! There are 47 acres to explore of streams, a pond, native plant garden and tortoise habitat, and hiking paths. Lots of turtles and fish and birds!

Free Admission – We’ll meet at 10 a.m.

Bring a bag lunch, hat, sunscreen and your art supplies!

We will meet at the little amphitheater near the restrooms.

https://www.meadgarden.org

 

 

 

 

 

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.