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IPAP Worldwide Plein Air Painters 9th Annual Paint Out - Day One
Friday, Sept 9, 2011 -- Day one of a three day weekend of Plein Air Painting
Woodland Park Rose Garden, Seattle, WA
My painting partner joining me for the day was plein air artist Mike Mallory of Everett, WA
Susie Short and Mike Mallory - Charter members of IPAP
The weather was warm and sunny and the location was the perfect setting for painting on location. Mike selected the sunny lily pond as his subject, while I found a shady spot with a great view of the quaint gazebo. It's always fun to share our joy for painting with the people who stop by to see what we are doing. It goes without saying, compliments and encouragement is always welcome, but for most of us who paint on location it's rewarding to be able to freely express our impressions of an inspiring spot and use the talents we are blessed with. And having a nice painting pal to share the day with doubles the pleasure!
Thanks for joining me Mike! It was fun and we both ended up with good paintings to boot!