Early Monday morning, Feb 21, 2017, my friend, Carol Reesor and I had the opportunity to do some plein air painting on a farm in Punta Gorda, FL with the Peace River Painters. What an exhilarating day! I didn’t count, but there must have been at least 24 artists sprinkled around the farm, under the huge oaks and around the barns. I took my tiny thumb box with water mixable oils and a 6×8 canvas board. After a couple of hours sitting on a 3 legged stool, my posterior informed me that a more comfortable seat is needed before the next plein air event. At lunch time, everyone gathered in the shade, set their paintings up to show, share and critic.