Today was my day for art with the plein air group. We went to an old house that has been turned into a restaurant. It is run all by volunteers. They have a different menu for each day and serve only lunch. We were invited to use the grounds for our art and eventually the artwork will be shown inside. With an auction/fundraiser later in the year.
The Guild House Restaurant (http://www.bakersfieldguildhouse.com/) provided us with a "mini" lunch of soup, muffin, and iced tea. Monthly menus (http://www.bakersfieldguildhouse.com/calendar.asp/csasp/DepartmentID.343/cs/SectionID.731/csasp.html) It was really good. And the smells while we were outside were fabulous. Lots of shade trees and a nice refreshing breeze. Many of the lovely ladies having lunch there stopped to look at the artwork. In fact I saw one of my teachers from high school. She taught English Literature. Nice to see her again.
I did two sketches. One of the front of the house which was a perspective nightmare and the second was the brick flowerbed along the walkway.