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MONDAY November 12th Paint Out at Willistead

This week’s paint out will be on the grounds of Willistead Manor.  Are you up for a challenge?  The Mansion will give you a run for your money.    The grounds abound with mature trees, and meandering pathways.  The mansion, coach and gate house are architectural delights to paint or sketch.  If you can’t find enough subject matter on the grounds, then venture out into the surrounding Walkerville neighborhood that boasts beautiful homes and churches to paint as well.

Willistead Manor
1899 Niagara Street (at Kildare Street)
Windsor, Ontario

Willistead Manor is a 36-room mansion nestled within a 15-acre park, that offers great venue for weddings, receptions, meetings, and other special events.

It was built by Edward Chandler Walker, son of Hiram Walker in 1917. The manor’s Tudor-Jacobean architecture reflects 20th century ingenuity and the elegance of another era.


When I scheduled this, there was no snow or rain in the forecast.  That may change come Monday, so please keep an eye on the weather.



  • Food/water – We urge you to bring a sack lunch, and water.
  • Protective clothing –   It’s getting cold time to layer up.  Don’t forget gloves,  scarf and earmuffs.
  • Art supplies – Your art supplies can be as little as a pencil, pad and sharpener or as elaborate as a full french easel box of oils and canvases. If you are just starting out, we suggest starting small.

We hope you all take advantage of the best studio in the world… The Great Outdoors.

For more information email us at PaintPleinAir@gmail.com  Cell phone number will be provided to members only.  Email me for that information.


Malden Park West Monday October 29th


Malden Park West, (Matchette Rd parking lot) Fall colours anyone?

October 29th 10:00 A.M. until ?

This side of Malden Park has interesting wooded areas, rolling hills and walking trails.  There aren’t many hills in Essex County, this will give you a new vantage point to paint from.

Google Map to entrance off Matchette Rd.  https://goo.gl/maps/cuT1cb9gFdL2

Take Tecumseh Rd West to Matchette Road.
Alternatively, take E.C. Row to Matchette Rd.  The parking lot is across from Mic-Mac park.  We will most likely be up in the hills

There is no way to predict what the weather will be like, but here is a link to a weather site that gives hourly updates on the weather.


It’s getting cold dress warmer thank you think you will need.
Hat, scarf, gloves and wind breaker jacket
folding chair
Trash bag
Portable easel
Drawing board
Paint and/or drawing supplies of your choice

Culture Days in Amherstburg at Navy Yard Park

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 29th & 30th
Navy Yard Park Paint Out
Amherstburg, Ontario

Time: 10:00 – 4:00

We’ve been asked to take part in this event by the town of Amherstburg.  The park is across the street from the Ice Cream Parlour.

Link to Map of the Kings Navy Yard Park:  https://goo.gl/maps/zffb3ZiL41E2  (actually a map to the ice cream parlour.)  We will be across the street.

You might wonder why we volunteer in these events.

  • We paint in these parks free all year round.  This is an opportunity to give back to the community.
  • It is an honour to be asked to take part, it shows we are a respected and recognized group.
  • It gives us, as artists, an opportunity to educate the public about our art form.
  • It’s an opportunity to network with the public.   Hand out those business cards!
  • We can tell the public of upcoming group and personal shows.

When we do weekend events such as this we don’t go out on the following Monday.  The reasons for this is that we need you to take part on the weekend if possible.  Even if it’s only for a few hours.

Happy Painting,