* Carmen Beecher * Cindy Michaud * Carol Schiff * Denette Schweikert * Donna Vines * Mary Warnick * Kathy Garvey *Fay Picardi * Jean Thomas

Friday, March 7, 2014

March 3rd Painting at the Guild

by Kathy Garvey
I love painting with the Pieces of 8 at the Guild. It's something I look forward to all week. This week there were only four of us. (We joke that getting us all together is like herding cats!) I love to take pictures as we work just to document the start and finish of the few hours we get to really enjoy working together. The Guild was especially beautiful today with wonderful breezes blowing through.

I was dabbling with watercolors. I'm really trying to break away from my favorite color palette so this was just one more try. I don't know where it will go from here.

I like to scribble something first with a micron pen then add watercolor.
Donna and Carol were painting the same still life. It looks so difficult to me but they enjoy it and I love seeing their work in progress. Carol's will most likely be finished and available on Etsy before this post hits the web.
Carol's start at top left, in progress, and her stopping point when we broke for lunch is at bottom.

Donna takes a different view and a fun approach. Love her unique style!
Denette is a marvel. Some of you know that she has spent three years working hard to recover from the effects of a devastating stroke that robbed her of the ability to paint her incredible florals. (Please click on the link to her website at the right to see what I'm talking about.) But, with perseverance that would serve as inspiration to anyone, she has recovered her skills. Just look at that rose!


  1. Great post Kathy, this is one of the reasons we miss you when your away. Your experiment with new colors looks great, keep at it.

  2. Thank you, Donna. Miss you all already!

  3. Gorgeous rose, Denette. One of your best!