This afternoon Durry and I attended an “art event” for the Redwood Arts Association. Twenty-eight plein air artists were set up in the LARGE Wells garden out in Bayside. The garden was certainly past it’s summer prime, but it was still quite a setting for the painters. There are so many trees and large bushes and winding paths that they were all able to tuck their easels into spaces out of the view of others. Included in the afternoon was a mini-lecture on plein air painting (French for out in the open air). I didn’t feel like I could take any pictures of what the artists were creating, but I did LOVE this box of pastels. Art in a box…..the woman told me that she tried once to organize her pastels by color, but after about two weeks she gave up and just kept the chalk in value order.