Thursday, August 4, 2011

Plein Air Fail.

Yesterday our little gallery Plein Air group was supposed to meet at the Holden Horse Farm in the early evening to paint.  And when I say little…the max we could probably expect to show up, under the best of circumstances, is 6 or 7.  Yesterday only three of us were available, and the weather was still hot (not a problem for me, but others balked).  016
We met at the front gate of the horse farm.  Not being a real fan of horses, I thought that was the prettiest part of the whole place.  Gorgeous, ancient sycamore trees shaded the entrance, and mature pines lined the other side of the entrance. 
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We went in to the horse barn and met the owners – they have about 100 horses, and raise them to race at the local horse tracks.  About this time, one of our painters got a call that her 91 year old mother wasn’t well, so she left.  So the two of us who were left set about taking some pictures for reference:

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AND THEN……….
We discovered that our other group member is quite allergic to horses.
FAIL.

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