Tucson Plein Air

What an enormous adventure to have joined 950 other painters in the Plein Air conference held in Tucson, April 2016!  I was fortunate enough to have painted with and learned from many prominent painters in the beautiful desert setting. The resort was lovely, the company lively, and there were events aplenty. I'm grateful and so fortunate to have been a part of this experience.

 

Painting by the Mountains

Painting by the Mountains

Saguaro Sunset

Saguaro Sunset

Cortona Painting Trip

Our Fall painting trip to Cortona was a success on so many levels! We ate delicious meals, learned some new techniques in painting, expanded both our circle of friends and our appreciation of Italian culture. The Borgo, our hotel, was elegant, picturesque, tranquil, and the staff very attentive! I am very thankful to to Sheila, who organized our program, and I am grateful to have had such an interesting and fun group of painters along! It was truly one of the highlights of my year.

 

Florence dining! 

Florence dining! 

The grounds of our lovely hotel

The grounds of our lovely hotel

Painting this landscape was so inspiring!! 

Final dinner

Final dinner

Cheers to a wonderful group, and to future adventures!! 

Cosmopolitan gals! 

Cosmopolitan gals! 

This photo was taken after our wine tasting session in Montepulciano. Life is grand!