Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Winters Plein Air - A day at Terra Firma Farm

Thursday April 1st turned out to be an unexpectedly joyful painting day. Shaunie had arranged for a group of us to paint at Terra Firma Farm, a sprawling arrangement of organic fields, orchards and buildings. After a brief tour of the acreage, we parked up at the old farmhouse with a few out-buildings. There were six of us who set up our easels on a bluff overlooking a patchwork of softly colored fields that were plowed in angular patterns of color. Some painted the fields, others the eucalyptus groves and barns. The sun came out mid-day and it felt great after a cloudy morning. I painted the fields and later the pond with some meandering Eucs. Another day in paradise.