INDIAN ROCKS BEACH at 10th Avenue and Gulf Blvd. Painting disappears into Plain Air (or is it Plein Aire)?
Violette and Helen Tilston chose to paint the Blue Heron Cottages. Both paintings are safe. Mary Rose chose to paint the little beach private entrance just south of the Blue Heron Cottages on 10th Avenue. This is the lost painting. The scene - a cottage that is unoccupied. No one has been seen there for 11 years. However, sometimes at the midnight hour and at the dark hour of 4 a.m., a light mysteriously switches on and off and shadows of a woman are seen through the window.
The painting is approximately half completed. The painting has disappeared. It is gone and search squads have combed Indian Rocks Beach - the dunes and beach trail with no success.
Is the ghost that roams Indian Rocks Beach an artist, who might reside at this cottage? (Legacy - Marion Coe). Does the ghost feel that the spirit of her cottage might be stolen if painted? (It has been written that to paint a spirit is to steal a spirit as believed by ancient cultures). Did the ghost steal the painting?
Does the ghost have a heart? If the painting reappears, the painting will be donated to Indian Rocks Beach Action 2000 for auction at their Valentine's Party on Saturday, February 10, at City Hall Auditorium (tickets 727-612-9454). Reward to the finder of the lost painting. For additional information, call 727-596-6370.
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