Washington Oaks Plein Air Visit

Well, altogether there were 11 of us painting that day,  scattered around the beautiful grounds. After

strolling around with cameras and choosing the perfect spot, we settled ourselves under huge mossy oaks in front of ponds,a gazebo, rose and camelia gardens!
This giant Koi, I think? seemed perfectly content to pose for me while I adjusted the settings on my camera for his portrait!

A tiny cascading waterfall caught Bobbie's eye.....
and she composed this delicate little scene.
One of the locals sunning himself in the path
Jackie has the perfect setup!

Mary Lee's first spot, before moving on to the Camellia Garden!
A smiling sculpture guards a patch of bamboo

Reflections of a beautiful day!

 While Vickie painted her vibrant Bird of Paradise, a young alligator kept her company in the pond below! He didn't show up for a picture though...

Jean has just the right touch! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Kathy's had the perfect view of the gazebo across the pond As for me, I think I'm going to enjoy painting botanicals!
We absolutely will have to return to this incredible place!

And thank you all for your contributions to this blog!!!!

Diane Shea's intercoastal water scene

Another nice addition to our plein air artwork from Thursday's trip to Betty Steflick Park, sent in by Diane Shea. Thank you Diane!

Painting at Betty Steflick Park

A much appreciated peaceful, warm and relaxing day for our plein air group..   Marge works on  a miniature water scene over looking the ICW              
At first we all took off in different directions in search of that ideal painting spot!.. But regrouped eventually to admire our works in progress and have a bite to eat.  
Mary Lee's wooded path view really captured the tranquility of the afternoon!
Rita and I spotted a huge turtle basking in the sun at the end of this path! 
Is there anything more therapeutic than plein air painting! Well, as long as it's 'Warm air', I'm in!