Friday, February 17, 2017

Peace Love PAINT

We love to start the week off with pretty gifts ..
goody bags for everyone
and special thank you to our helpers

Seat mates become new friends  ... 
Pat and Camille getting to know Barbara

Lovely sea scapes
Lovely ladies
Donna, Debbie and Kim happy to show their work
More great painters
Myra, Ginger, Becky and Cindy
We love your paintings!
Lots of hugs and smiles this week
Donna, Dawn, Debbie and Jean having a great time
Sweet Beach Trios
The paintings AND the girls
Thanks, Barbara, Vicki and Bonnie - great job, ladies!
Thanks to Neptune's Restaurant for our beautiful fruit display!
and sweet treats from Lisa at Polka Dot Pound Cake Co...
makes our coffee hour perfect!

If you get a flower in your goody bag, 
you might want to wear it in your hair
that's how we roll :)

thanks Myra, Mary Kay, Ruthie, Aleta and Judith
for taking a minute out to smile for the camera :)
 we all paint the same project
but a variety of surfaces makes it personal
So pretty ... from Debbie, Donna and Jean
and Catherine keeping an eye out from behind
Pat, Camille and Barbara show even more variety

Becky, Cindy and Vicki have a lot to be proud of !

Aleta, Judith, Ginger
Myra and Mary Kay
Showing off their talents!
Great job, Ladies

Bonnie, Clera and Bev
background colors can really change the look of a project
These are beautiful (Yes, the girls AND the paintings:)

 Kim, Tamara, Janet and Susan
involved in our instructions
 Gail, Cindy, Becky, Bonnie, Kim and Tina
taking a break to watch the whale!!
I'm so glad I got to see that! 
So thankful for warm sunshine in February!

Aleta, Judith, Ruthie and Mary Kay
having a great painting day!

Becky, Cindy and Vicki
doing a great job on our wine glass and bottle project
(the real thing comes later)
Big smiles from Myra and Ruthie
The North Carolina girls love to paint with Ros
Great to have you in class Becky, Camille, Pat, Cindy and Vicki

Gail, Tamara and Susan hard at work
thanks for pausing your brush for a photo
Looking good, Ginger !
Our whole group gathered in the art room
We love being together and
We LOVE painting with Ros!
One more .... just for good measure!

Ros and I love spending this week together with you!

I have many things to be thankful for At The Beach ... many thanks to those who shared yummy treats with the class, thanks to so many who helped me through the week - for all your generosity...

If you want to come join us in the future, contact me at
or visit
more more info --- we'd love to have you with us!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November Summer

November At The Beach can show us a wide range of weather ...   
but this year ....
 from the first sunrise to the last we had a beautiful 'summer' week!

Mr. TopHat stands ready to greet all visitors.  
 He makes me feel welcome.  
 Although he was away for a few years getting spruced up -
 I'm happy to see him back.   
I think he's gorgeous!

Art class is about .... well, art .... but also so much more.   
It's great family time for this mother/daughter group!

The great friendship between these two shows in their happy smiles ...

These friends are happy to be At The Beach ....
 and working on some beautiful art projects too!!

Taking a break from their painting to give me a nice smile !

In their first class At The Beach
 this sister/friend group is having a great time!

Yes, this group should be proud of their paintings ....
 they did a great job!
 Beautiful Ladies!

Beautiful hydrangeas bring happy smiles ... 
Thanks, Rob for joining our group !

Life long friends join with new friends -- 
all painting beautiful hydrangeas!

Every day we have a door prize -- Rob was the winner on this day!

And Gail was the winner on this day!  

Everyone loved the snowy barn!   Fun new project!

Of course these ladies are smiling ....
 just look at their beautiful paintings!

A flirty little tutu makes a very fun project!   
This was so fun to watch it come to life!

Our whole group with the beautiful ocean as the background!
Blue was the color of the week ....
 blue shirts and sunny blue skies !

Our farewell sunrise --
 promising to be just as beautiful when we return next year!

And King Neptune ... in all his majesty!!

If you would like to join us for next year, send an email to  ...
 registration for October 23-26, 2017  opens November 28, 2016
We look forward to next year !   Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Free As The Wind

March in VA Beach...                               
Sunflowers for the week !   Prizes and gifts for everyone

Sharing laughter with friends, showing our great projects ... 
from unique ideas on 'Design Day',
 to Roses, Sunflowers, and Cottage Gardens
Even our fruit platter had sunflowers!
Sunny day -- Sunny week!
Cottage Gardens were a challenge for small details ...
 focus and attention to detail brought us beautiful finished pieces!
Beth shines in the classroom --
 giving instruction, sharing tips and advice,
 and guiding us all to success
Connecting with old friends .... making wonderful new friends ...
Silver and Gold
Sharing our last night at dinner ---
 relaxing, reflecting on the week ... 
and making plans for next year!!
Mother Nature gave us a week of glorious sunrises ... 
each one better than the last!!

And our last day of class was To Dye For Scarves ... 
we had a blast being creative,
 casting all cares aside ... letting our spirits fly along with the scarves ... 

We would love to have you join us next year !
 brendastarstudios@yahoo  for more information