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Sanibel Captiva Art League Paint Outs begin Nov. 6

By Staff | Nov 5, 2014

League artists Carol Rosenberg (left), Carolyn Johns, Gloria Kreckel, Betty Weise and Debbie Mackelcan. ANITA FORCE MARSHALL

Feeling a little van Gogh lately? Well, dust off your paint brushes and canvases; it’s that time again to gather with fellow artists in the great outdoors.

The Sanibel Captiva Art League starts up their season beginning with plein-air painting – aka Paint Outs.

The League welcomes all painters and all mediums, meeting Thursdays throughout the season at different locations around the islands. If you have never painted outdoors, this is your chance to come outside and get pointers from a fun group of talented, local artists. They know the islands very well and set up their easels in the most picturesque places.

Their first destination is Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Sanibel Historical Village, at 950 Dunlop. Meet them at 9 a.m. until 12 noon and prepare to get lost in your next masterpiece. All destinations have restrooms close by, be sure and bring water, what you would like for lunch, and a portable chair.

Local artist Carolyn Johns is the Paint Out coordinator and can guide you with answers to your questions. Contact her at “http://www.sancapart.com”>www.sancapart.com.

Paint Out artists Randon Eddy (left) and Gloria Krekel. ANITA FORCE MARSHALL

The second Paint Out is Thursday, Nov. 13, at Blind Pass off San-Cap Road. A complete Paint Out schedule can be found on their website at www.sancapart.com/paint-outs.

You may also consider joining the San Cap Art League for their monthly meetings held every third Thursday from 1-3 p.m.

“Our monthly meetings are held to bring local and visiting artist together for sharing and social time,” Kathy Taylor, League president, said. “It’s going to be a fabulous year; we have lots demonstrations scheduled – more demos and less lectures.”

Thursday, Nov. 20, kicks off the first general meeting for this season, featuring Julie Nusbaum with a Yupo demonstration followed by questions and answers. Did you know Yupo is an alternative to traditional art papers and is waterproof, stain restraint and durable? Find out more from Julie and her demo at the Sanibel Community House.

Guests need not be a member to attend the Paint Outs or the monthly meetings. The San Cap Art League’s mission is to create opportunities to create art, share art, support art education and enhance the community artistically. So if you’ve been dreaming about becoming the next world famous painter, San Cap Art League would be a great place to start.