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Plein Air Wednesday at McGee’s Bakery-May 23, 2007


Sorry I haven’t been very good at posting over the last month. Along with my usual excuse of having a busy life, I recently started using the Devorak keyboard layout. I’ve been typing extremely slow, and kept my typing to a minimum. Anyway, here’s the post I would have typed a week ago:

It was one of the first hot days of the year, and the first day of the season for plein air Wednesday. For 3 years now, a group of local artists meet every other Wednesday for fellowship, and to paint in the open air.

To start the season, we met at McGee’s bakery. A local favorite situated on a picturesque farm in Mason County. Before starting with a cheese danish and cup of coffee, l strolled along a path, scouting out the picture-perfect scene. I gravitated toward the old wooden barn. From my direction, I could see the barn, dirt path, bakery and farmhouse with rolling hills in the background.

since it was the beginning of the season, I was feeling particularly ambitious, and decided to mash everything into one scene. With all the scenes, it was impossible to choose one.

While painting,I was aproached by the resident herd of cows. Curious about a stranger painting in their field, they gathered around to watch. One of the younger cows must have been inspired. He came very close to smell my paint and brushes.

It was good to get back to my passion…painting outside. The delicious cookies and danishes didn’t hurt either!