Nothing Better than Painting with Fellow Artists

Saturday, my friend and portrait artist, Jackie Pellow invited me to paint with her at her studio in the West Bottoms of Kansas City.   Jackie has a great space and tons of room.  It has wonderful light and equipped with just about everything a body could want.

We had an incredible time, Jackie working on oil paintings of Venice, while I worked with pastels on my Forbidden Fruit series.   When we broke for lunch we met up with two other Kansas City artists Cid Gillispie and Christy Steinberg at the Genessee Royal Bistro across the street from the Livestock Exchange Building.

Excellent food and Bacon Bloody Mary’s highlighted by stimulating conversation.   Then back to the studios for more work. Jackie is working on a magnificent painting of artist and mentor, Philomene Bennett.  It was a  great way to spend a Saturday. 

From left to right Christy, Cid, Elaine and Jackie.