I was in St Petersburg, Florida, at the start of this week. From my
studio above the gallery, I look out on to the yacht basin.
When Malcolm and I first came here fifteen or so years ago, St. Petersburg
was the butt of many geriatic jokes, only stirring from its slumber
when the Cardinals arrived for Spring Training. Today, downtown St.
Petersburg is alive with new restaurants, elegent shops, a movie complex,
concerts and its own major league team, the Devil Rays.
Pat sketching the Vinoy Hotel and yacht basin, St. Petersburg, Florida.
On Tuesday afternoon I sat by the water sketching yachts against the
background of the Vinoy Hotel. I painted this scene from the opposite
side of the harbor several years ago. The prints of that painting have
all gone and for some time people have been asking me to do a second
painting. I am making no promises, but the sketching went well and so
there is a good chance I will have the painting done and the prints
available in the fall.
Having been away from Mathews for several weeks, Malcolm and I have
spent the weekend in the garden doing a tidy up. Last week's much needed
rain has given a boost to both my plants and my weeds. Malcolm took
Saturday afternoon off from the garden to take granddaughters Elizabeth
and Caroline (Jake and Betsy's children) to the Yacht Club pool.
Pat back home in Mathews, Virginia.
Next weekend we will be in Charlottesville for the Society's weekend
training for its Chapter leaders. On Saturday night, we will be hosting
a party for them at the Barn in Waynesboro.