I painted with some plein air artists at a great place two weeks ago... Loganberry Farm near Cleveland, Georgia; poppies were blooming, along with many beautiful flowers. It was just a great day, though the summer in the South is almost upon us, and it's already really HOT. I had so much fun chatting with the other painters that one study by me was the result of my day; the others created at least two!
The painting above is a take on the abandoned farm house, by Debra Nadelhoffer - and she did it on a canvas that was 20 x 24, no less! I saw the finished piece at Burton Gallery last weekend, and it's really nice.
Below is a close-up of some poppies, done in watercolor by GeorgeAnn Moore:
Next is a shot of Cathy Ritch in action - she organized the day. I used (for the first time) one of those in-ground umbrellas like Cathy's below -- my husband gave it to me for Christmas. I love it, since it can cover me AND the entire paintbox and palette!
GeorgeAnn below - creating her second painting (she has one of those nifty umbrellas too):
And, finally, Dru Stowers, nicely ensconced in the shade - the picture of a plein-air painter!