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NWWS Winter Paint-Out

February 22-26, 2017

Winter Paint-Out is being organized by Linda Hulce and Arlene Kettering.  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.

The artists come to paint and they 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  There is still room 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