The Benicia Plein Air Gallery hosted its first Plein Air Paint Out on August 27, 2016, in Benicia. Artists could paint anywhere in Benicia starting at 8 am in the morning after first getting their canvas date stamped on the back. I showed up at about 9 am, went to the gallery to sign in and then went up to west sixth street where there’s a little cove I like. I was able to finish by 2 and get my painting back to the gallery by 3 and the judging by John Finger. No prizes for me except the total satisfaction of participation and finish. A friend’s husband bought the little
painting for his wife for Christmas and I couldn’t have been happier how this story ended.