Part 3 of how to get the most out of your weekend workshop with Susan and me! They hydrangea tree here is just starting to bloom and by the plein air workshop it should be in full green or white bloom like this:
The blossom heads start out green, then turn white, eventually turning a mauve toward the fall - beautiful! A worthy subject of an outdoor painting session, I've been told it's over 100 years old that is an old apple tree loaded with green apples, it's a big year for apples here. We can let the chickens out to free range, though our new flock is still a little people shy, if you sit still they will come over to investigate what's going on! Even if you've never painted before Susan will guide you through processing nature onto your canvas, while you breath in the fresh green air that is August in Maine.
For this workshop we will definitely be eating lunch al fresco - a picnic under the maples or perhaps you are inspired to paint right through lunch! It's your time -
Layered salads like this are little pieces of art. They are trendy but they also really do work well. The trick is to put something on the bottom layer that won't wilt in the dressing or something you want to marinate. Assuming you are packing them ahead to take on an outdoor adventure like a plein air excursion. Beans and chick peas hold up well until mixing while mushrooms and onions marinate nicely. When you are ready to eat simply shake and enjoy! Looking forward to it!

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