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

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Pieces have a Georgia O'Keeffe Day in Grant, Florida

by Kathy Garvey

Change of venue for the Pieces of 8! Today we (a whopping 7 of the 8) met in Grant (Florida) at the beautiful home of our fellow Piece, Fay Picardi, who presented us with books and calendars containing images by Georgia O'Keeffe. Our challenge was to replicate or emulate her work and we had a great time trying. Here are a few images showing our efforts from about 15 minutes after starting to about 10 minutes before cleanup time. (Click any picture to enlarge it.)
Fay moved tables so we could enjoy the view while painting!
Carmen amazed us by completing a huge image of a hibiscus in our few hours!
Carol has also finished in our short time! Compare her barn to Georgia's!
Denette created a masterpiece and then wiped it out! I captured most of it before it was gone!
Donna is working on an unusual O'Keeffe featured in one of Fay's books.
Fay surprised us with her Georgia sunflower! She says she had an advantage by starting it twenty years ago!
I am poking along with my miniscule spider plant flower but blowing it up big like Georgia would!

This picture of Mary missed getting in the first round, so here she is! Sorry, Mary!
After a relaxed time painting in this beautiful setting looking out over a pool and small lake, Fay treated us to a mini slide show of her visit to Ghost Ranch! We then moved on to lunch at The Old Fish House Bar & Grill in Grant. We highly recommend it!  Fish Tacos, Coconut Shrimp, Fried Plantains, and lots of other good seafood later - we were full. Wonder what we're up to next week?


  1. Sounds like a great day... Love all the works-in-progress.