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Smokey Mountain Vacay Mixed With a Bit o Plein-air

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Smokey Mountain Vacay Mixed With a Bit o Plein-air

What's better than a vacation to the Smokey Mountains?  A vacation to the Smokies mixed with a little plein-air painting!  To continue with my goal of getting in more plein-air painting this summer, I took my easel to the Great Smokey Mountains.

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Plein-air with Wild Flowers

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Plein-air with Wild Flowers

Plein-air Tuesday called for Wild Flowers!

I visited my parents last week, and took my daughter around their large backyard to show her their fruit trees and garden.  I told her stories of the memories I had as a little girl working in the garden and picking the fruits from the trees.

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Plein-Air at Oak Grove Lake Park

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Plein-Air at Oak Grove Lake Park

Today was our (my 11 yr. old daughter and I) first official plein-air Tuesday, and we chose Oak Grove Lake Park.

My daughter came to me before school was out and asked if I would do art lessons with her so I came up with what I felt would be a win-win situation for the both of us.  Plein-air painting is something that has been on my "To Do More Of" list, and what better way to get motivated than to combine the experience with teaching...

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Plein-Air Painting In the Backyard

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Plein-Air Painting In the Backyard

These warm days have me wanting to be outside, and this has caused me to be distracted from being in the studio...   Monday, I decided to get my out door fix while being productive so I took the studio out to the garden.   Plein-air painting has been on my list of things to do since the plein-air trip I took a year and half ago, but packing up the car and driving around looking for a place to paint takes a lot of motivation.  But guess what?  You don't have to take a big trip or go somewhere...

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Plein-Air Trip To Nellysford, VA

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Plein-Air Trip To Nellysford, VA

I am a country girl at heart!  If I could...I would live in a cute white farmhouse with wood floors that squeak when you walk across them, have acres of rolling hills inhabited by all different types of farm animals and growing gardens, and spend my days painting all "Red Barn on the Mountain"  10"x8" oil on canvas panel the above subjects.  Instead, I live in a colonial home in the suburbs not far from the beach, less than an acre of land, small raised beds for my garden, and the closest I get to a farm is my two...

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