The conditions for plein air painting this morning were about as good as they get! The Barnstable Plein Air painters met at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary at 8:30 am. There were so many options for gorgeous views! I chose a trail which led down to the beach where I looked across Cape Cod Bay to the dunes at Sandy Neck. Interestingly, I didn't paint that view. Instead, I looked to my left and to my right and did 4 different small quick studies of the beach and distant water views. The sand was sparkling and the grasses were brilliant. I was attempting to do the 360 in 60 challenge. The object is to place your easel in 1 location and paint 4 small studies in 15 minutes or less each. The artist has the opportunity to play with composition- high horizon or low? Zoom in or zoom out? It's all there for the taking!