Monday, September 21, 2009

"Paint Out Art Retreat!"






I went to an retreat dubbed "Paint Out," meaning it was en pleine aire. It was held in St. Claire, just north or Detroit. There were lots of interesting things to paint (and lots of good food!) The owner took me for a golf cart ride and we saw this deer--I took the shot with a tiny point 'n' shoot.

There was a pond with a swimming dock, a drive-through barn--very rare antique barn, only 8 or so left in Michigan. The mosquitoes were pretty vicious though, and I eventually gave up before finishing my painting.

11 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Lovely place, quiet and inspiring. I'd try some photos instead of painting...

B SQUARED said...

Nothing destroys communing with nature more than mosquitoes (a thunderstorm is a close second).

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much Vogon and B! I brought all my good camera gear, but so much time was taken up with talk, eating and painting I never took any pix except with the little point n shoot I had in my pocket.

Asta said...

Hi Mary,

Wonderful pictures. The deer shot is amazing!
Lovely compisition.
I think I would also prefer the photos from the painting-:)

Best regards
Asta

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Asta. You mean you would prefer to take pictures than paint them, or you would prefer to see photos than paintings?

V said...

The deer photo almost feels like a painting.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, V! Product of technology extended beyond its range, but yes! :-D

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks like the place to be with you and friends painting up a storm. The deer photo is impressive as is the old barn.

Thank you very much for visiting My Canon Blog and for the comment you left me there.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks Abe! I love your blogs. I think the birds blog is still my favorite, but they are all good.

Jacob said...

A truly beautiful spot. And you are so very talented! That deer shot reminds me that it's not about the camera...

I cannot abide mosquitoes, thus would have lasted only a few seconds...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The mosquitoes were those nasty little ones that hurt when they bite.