Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We Got Chased!

First time that ever happened to me!

Maryann & I had stopped and started setting up to paint across the road from the State Hospital when the security guard came and asked us why we were there. He told us that we could not paint there because it was hospital property and they had patients and there might be "confidentiality issues". We couldn't imagine what confidentiality issues two artists painting mountains and trees might create but we quickly said "ok" and left.

We found another spot further along and since it was private property, asked if we could set up and paint. The woman not only gave us permission but also suggested another beautiful spot for us to go another time. No issues--confidentiality or otherwise!

I'm uploading the image from the first spot too--guess the security guard didn't know that I had taken pictures or he'd have probably confiscated my camera!

The first photo is across from the state hospital. Two & three are from our painting location. The fourth is Maryann's painting and the final is mine. It was a beautiful day and we had fun!


ChosenRebel said...

The guard was nuts. Fine work.

Phyllis said...
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Phyllis said...

Thanks. We had fun in spite of him although I was looking forward to putting that scene down in paint.

laura said...

Beautiful paintings--great colors! What a funny story about the guard! I guess wearing a uniform goes to some people's heads!

Phyllis said...

Thank you, Laura. I'm sure it was just a display of power.

Maryann said...

I think the day ended up better after we were chased! The tree colors were much more vibrant where we ended up!

Karl Marxhausen said...

Those of us in the teaching profession are constrained by the practice of "confidentiality."
In regards to the uniformed guard, he was doing his job. Let's not pick on him for obeying his superiors. Bravo for you. You located another property owner who gave you the "green light." Being honest,admiring the honesty of others, giving property owners "space," let's just say, it makes our profession as artists more respectable.