First plein air of the season

I'm very excited about the new plein air group that is forming through the Cape Cod Art Center.  We'll meet every Monday from here going forward until it gets too cold to paint. I'm hoping we can go through October- we'll see. Today we met in the garden at St. Mary's Church in Barnstable village, just down the road from the Cape Cod Art Center, I was not familiar with this venue, so it was a real treat to be introduced to such a beautiful, peaceful spot. We lucked out with sunshine, temps in the 60's and no wind- a plein air painter's dream! There were abundant daffodils, fiddlehead ferns, iris, hostas and many more flowers blooming or about to bloom. I can only imagine how beautiful it will be in another month! The garden is quite large so we didn't have to be on top of each other. We painted from 8:30- 11:15 and then had a short critique. It was so nice to meet new artist friends and to receive and give positive and constructive criticism. I look forward to many more Mondays painting with this group. We'll travel the Cape so it will be especially wonderful to discover new venues I may not be familiar with. Here's my painting from today. I took lots of photos so you may see more paintings like this in the future.