First plein air painting of my professional career, Mill Creek Park on the Country Club Plaza, KCMO
First in my Plein arts series, scene of the lily pond at Mill Creek Park on the Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO. This was part of the continuing education program through the Kansas City Art Institute, led by Anne Garney. A good lesson in having a reason for your placement of strokes. I loved the way the morning light came through the trees at the top of the hill, casting their shadows in ever lengthening lines.
On about the 4th session of painting, I was surprised by a local woman who could have had a bit too much “spirits”, but from the steps leading up the hill, she raised her shirt and shouted “paint these”. By the time I had gotten the proper color mixed she was gone.