Monday, April 30, 2007

Montrose Harbor Painting

By Christina Body.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

T-Shirt Update

Jim Hajicek has been burning the midnight o. on the design for the soon-to-be-ordered-soon-to-be-the-envy-of-all-our-fellow-painters T-shirts that I talked about some time ago. But as of right now, I have firm orders for about seven shirts besides the two I plan to buy--one for myself and one for Jim.

Don't delay. Order t-shirts for the whole family now. Intimidate other painters with your official PAPC t-shirt this summer!

Email me at stuartpainter at yahoo dot com!

April 28 Montrose Harbor

It's that time of year when people put their boats in the water. They do it specifically for us--to enliven the waterfront, to make enable us to make interesting compositions with the skyline in the background and yachts in the foreground.

What you say? People actually enjoy sailing their expensive boats while getting drenched with cold lakewater?

Fair enough. I agree they may enjoy themselves up to a point; they have not yet discovered the joys of outdoor painting.

Where: Montrose Harbor Bait Shop
When: Saturday, April 28 8:30

As always, mapquest will take you there--intersection of Montrose Avenue and W. Montrose Harbor Drive.

(If someone could please take photos again and email them to me, I will post them on the photo album. Thanks to Jim Hajicek and Rita Rogan for sending me photos from last time.)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

April 21 Painting Of The Day

By Max Del Giudice.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Special Opportunity in Joliet May 5

Rita Rogan has arranged for painters to have access to a wonderful old theater building in Joliet--the Rialto for Saturday, May 5. The details can be found at Rita's blog here, including the directions.

The theater has given the group access to the inside of the theater on that day as well. You can check out photos of the ornate interior of the building here.

Rita is very enthusiastic about this opportunity--and for good reason.

May 25 Save The Date

Stretch a big canvas, squeeze out lots of paint.

Get a shave, bring your girl.

Paint out. Party.
Need we say more?

April 21 Grant Park/Museum Campus

One place the group has never gone, as far as I remember, is the Museum Campus at the south end of Grant Park. There are the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, etc. There are views of the skyline from down there that are magnificent.

Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Meet up: Plaza on north side of Field Museum, west of Shedd Aquarium

Directions provided courtesy of mapquest. This is a location suggested some time ago by Brian Minder.

(P.S. If I'm not there, could someone please take photos and email them to me? I'd like to continue to post photos of our outings in the PAPC photo album that is linked at the right as well as to put up the photo of the day for each outing.)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Painting Of The Day

Painting Of The Day, March 31

By Jim Hajicek.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

April 14 Art Institute, Adams and Michigan

One place we haven't been in a long time is the Loop. So let's meet at the Art Institute steps on Saturday at 8:30. There are coffee shops nearby where we can warm up and get a bite to eat, and of course there are a lot of compositions nearby, what with the el, the city streets and Grant Park all to hand.

As always, mapquest will get you there.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

May 25 Evening Paint Out And After-Party

Mark your calendars for the evening of May 25, 2007. We are going to have an evening paint out and after-party.

Location: Palette and Chisel.
Paint Out: 4:30 p.m.-ish
Party: 7:30 p.m.-ish
Attire: Your finest painting clothes.
Victuals: Pot luck.

Don't miss this paint out or this party. You may win one of the special awards that will be handed out in the following categories (with the following tentative names):

1. For the most dedicated winter painter in the group (The Golden Handwarmer Award)
2. For the largest canvas attempted on site, merits of result notwithstanding (The Leviathan Prize)
3. For the most risible painting mishap (The Drowned Easel Award)
4. For the most unusual means of transporting gear (The Bill Gram Memorial Prize)

Post your nominations--anonymously--for the various prize categories in the comments section. If you have hopes of winning in an as-yet unspecified category, nominate your category as well. As always in Chicago, the award system will be one of majority rule, wisely tempered by graft.

"Better get a shave, and bring your girl." Ladies, bring your menfolk. Friends, family and children are welcome.

April 7 Lincoln Park Conservatory Garden

This Saturday we will meet at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, which is just south of Fullerton Avenue on Stockton Drive. North Pond, the Zoo and the lily pond are nearby.

Just cross your fingers for good weather.

Mapquest will have the directions.