Thanks for all who have made a comment to me about this Ning site. I know, it is exciting for me also. Now let talk about the meat and potatoes. What I mean is going outdoors to paint, by yourself out in the back yard or coming to one of the Paint Outs. While it is raining and you can't go outside check out the video page for some inspiration. I have posted a video from the 2008 Easton Maryland Paint Out competition. This is one of the biggest plein air events in the east coast. You have to be juried in a year in advance just to participate. I hope you see the potential. We have a lot to look forward to as individulal artists, as a group, and as a community.