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Winter Samish Paint-Out

February 21-25, 2018

Winter Paint-Out is just around the bend.  For those who have not been, the Paint-out is held on Samish Island, at the Church of Christ Church Camp. There is room for around 45 artists. The camp has rustic little cabins, which are all brightly painted different colors. (See gallery pictures below.) For a few more dollars, there are cabins, which have a shared bathroom facility. The camp provides 3 meals each day for the painters and the food is excellent. Meals are included in the cost of the Paint-out.

Artists come to paint and most are serious about that. There are so many wonderful things to paint, whether you are a plein aire painter or an inside painter. There is Puget Sound right across the street, the camp has a large salt lake for walking around, and everywhere you look there is something to paint. There are oyster beds nearby and, of course, the tide is always changing.

One thing that is so great about paint-out is that everyone there is working at their own pace and working on their own projects. Some artists are painting with oils, some are using acrylics, and some watercolor. There were also some collage pieces being created and downstairs larger pieces are in the works.

There is a large bulletin board for artists to hang their finished work and it seems like there is always a race to be the first to post a finished painting. How fun!

If you are interested in attending this winter painting retreat, complete the registration form below and contact Linda Hulce at hulce6@aol.com.  Register soon, while here is still room.  It fills up fast so don’t wait. Register now!

The winter painting retreat is perfectly timed for just getting away to paint. Looking forward to it.

Registration Form

Samish Island Paint Out

by Yael Zahavy-Mittelman

Three times a year, I feel I am the most fortunate artist on this planet.  For few wonderful days,  each time, I come to Samish Island,  to paint.  The wonderful kitchen stuff,  spoil us with amazing food. They even do the dishes.  The view is breathtaking,  and the company is generous and inviting. It is always exciting to see my artists friends I did not see in a while.  The most important experience is the opportunity to paint with no interruptions.  If you are new to the art process,  you will have so many teachers to learn from. We are all always learning,  exploring and trying to solve our own art challenges.  Here we can have time to do that together.  Sometimes we have art workshops,  other days we might have a Windsor & Newton representative to introduce us to new materials and challenges us using the new materials for an art competition. We have movie nights and at times options for massage treatment or tarot readings or slide shows. I have been coming here for several years, three times a year, and it is an experience like no other.  

Join us.  It is so much fun.  Lots of inspiration and talent to learn from. If that is not enough, join us for a stroll on the beach or enjoy the wild life of eagles and herons, or just read and relax.  It is all up to you. To join you do not even have to be NWWS member.