Our day was a pretty one painting at Crystal Bridges Museum grounds. We had a dozen PAPO artist show up to paint and enjoy time in the museum cafe for lunch. Some us went in to see Van gogh to Rothko Exhibit that is here through June 1st.
PAPO had 8 members show up at Bentonville’s The Station Cafe to meet with Carl Judson. It was a really nice time to visit with each other and let Carl share a slide show of plein air paintings from well known to newer artist. After a good breakfast & coffee we went out to Carl’s “art mobile” van which has been all over the country to SHOP! Gentleman John let the ladies go first and we were having lots of fun buying Carl’s great deals on art supplies. What fun to see new plein air painters buy their first Guerrilla painters box, paint, brushes, hats, umbrella, and painter’s chair with wheels!!! Pretty wonderful morning so THANK YOU Carl for taking a trip to Bentonville, not only to see Crystal Bridges Museum but to meet with PAPO! Safe travels and God Bless you!
We had to get our umbrella’s out this morning and endure the colder weather for this paint out. The good news is we had 15 or so show up and had a wonderful time together in the enclosed pavilion for lunch! Sherry and Cindy had lunch all ready as the papo members came inside to thaw out. Sherry’s chicken salad on croissants and coconut macaroons were delicious ~ thank you ma’am!!
We enjoyed a quiet and lovely morning after a morning rain painting at the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, (IRWP) in Cave Springs, Arkansas. We toured their fantastic Learning Center and also viewed an exhibit of paintings by artist John Lasater, who teaches plein air painting workshops throughout United States. Our host, Becky Dunn, was so kind and brought out a delicious picnic lunch – along with homemade cookies from Carol Tillery! We thank IRWP for having us out to paint!!! Check out their website: http://www.irwp.org
PAPO, plein air painters of the ozarks, kicked off their first paint out on April 8, 2015, in Bentonville, AR, at their town square. We had over a dozen artist painting the beautiful tulips around the square. A yummy lunch at Flying Fish – most of us had catfish filets or salads, only one ordered the whole fish!!