Last Saturday we painted at Barbara Field's home. She organizes the plein air group and also writes a wonderful blog at http://whatisee-baf.blogspot.com. Barbara generously invited us to paint at her house. It was definitely a special holiday get-together.
Barbara's house is a charming craftsman style bungalow. I love the pleasing details in craftsman homes, a really cozy and beautiful style. The backyard at Barbara's was also special since it had a Monarch butterfly habitat. Wow! The butterflies like milkweed plants and Barbara has many. It was fascinating to see many Monarch caterpillars, cocoons, and also milkweed bugs in all sizes. Barbara gave me some milkweed seeds to plant and hopefully attract some butterflies.
The front of the house was decorated with some Christmas wreaths and lights. It looked so festive that I had to try painting it. This is a 5" x 7" gouache since I didn't think I would have much time for painting after such a terrific morning visit at Barbara's.