This morning I met Karen, my new plein air painting buddy, at Pena Adobe Reginal park. We drove next door to Lagoon Valley and set up our painting equipment.
The morning was perfect...we could sit or stand in shade, with the sun on our backs, facing the lagoon, mountains and trees.
Karen was painting with thick acrylics. She turned out to be a lot of fun, and is even considering
going to Calistoga with me to the Paint Out in October (for at least part of the weekend).
Another friend, Kathy was coming over so we could go out to lunch together, and I had to ask Kathy to drive me back to Lagoon Valley to look for my camera.
This is a heavily trafficed park and was full of walkers and joggers, dog walkers, etc. and I feared my chances of finding my camera were slim.
HOWEVER, the goddess of artists were watching over it and it was right in the exact place I had left it. Thank goodness I found it easily. Hopefully I will never ever make that mistake again!