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Updated: 07/11/2018 10:32:00AM

There’s an art to being a Bitter End

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAM MILLER

The Bitter Ends sailors, turned artists, show off their finished watercolors. Vice Captain Anne Chotkowski, far left, was the day’s instructor.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAM MILLER

Bitter Ends’ members are hard at work on their water color paintings of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline.

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Vice Captain Anne Chotkowski demonstrates how to paint in the landscape using the ‘wet on wet’ technique.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAM MILLER

Dianne Henderson shows off her artwork after the 'wet on wet’ technique is applied as Lisa Marcotte surveys her work and Lois Stufflebeam chuckles at her attempts.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAM MILLER

Marge Whiteman was so proud of her artwork that she immediately went home, framed it and hung it in a guest room.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAM MILLER

Everything was prepped in advance for the students with cardboard easels and paint palettes at the ready.

By PAM MILLER

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Every summer, from June through August, Venice Women’s Sailing Squadron members, aka The Bitter Ends, stow away their boats and gear and take on new adventures.

Two weeks ago, the women experienced plein air painting at the North Jetty under the instruction of Vice Captain Anne Chotkowski, a veteran art teacher of 30-plus years from New Hampshire.

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