Plein Air Buds

We meet in the south Charlotte every Tuesday for plein air painting. To be put on our mailing list telling about our next paint out, email Debbie Yacenda at

Location: Matthews, NC
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Latest Activity: Oct 13

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Comment by Debbie Yacenda on October 13, 2014 at 7:48pm

Happy Halloween! The Plein Air Buds will be at Elmwood Cemetery in uptown Charlotte, Tuesday morning at 10 AM on 10/21. All brave artists are welcome. Email Debbie at if you have questions.

Then on Tuesday morning at 10 AM on 10/28, we will be at the Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Join us! 

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on October 7, 2014 at 4:29pm

The Plein Air Buds were spoiled rotten with beautiful subjects everywhere to paint from at Connie Winters' garden. Thanks not only to Connie but also to her assistant, Stephanie for arranging all this.

Thanks also to the buds who attended: Kathy Coates, Kathy Collins, Deborah, Nanette, Yvette, Sherry, Margaret, Jennifer Spaker, Carol Pighen, Carol Connaughten, Meg, Jan... 13 of us? Great turnout.

Next week we will go to Elmwood Cemetery... Halloween!

Comment by Scott Boyle on October 1, 2014 at 9:19pm

Thanks for posting these great photos Debbie!  Did anyone paint that blue tractor??

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on October 1, 2014 at 9:21am

Plein Air Buds had a great time at Hunter Farm yesterday. Some painted the pumpkins, blue tractor and florals in the front while others ventured toward the back where the farm is with barns and farm animals. Jean Cauthen did an oil sketch of me on paper... love it! Thanks to those who came: Deborah, Margaret, Kathy, Sherry (first-timer), Jean, Jan, Carol, Connie, Sally (friend of Connie and first-timer), Jennifer B, Meg and Nanette.

Next time? Waiting on confirmation from Connie Winters for paint out at her garden. Stay tuned.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on September 28, 2014 at 5:11pm

Plein Air Buds will be at Hunter Farm on Providence Road in Weddington, this Tuesday, 9/30 at 10 AM. All artists welcome. Email me if you plan on coming:

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on September 17, 2014 at 5:54pm

PA Buds had wonderful weather at Lake Wylie on Tuesday, 9/16. There was a heron on the pier who stood for a long time for pics. Lunch at nearby T Bones was wonderful too. Next Tuesday 9/23, we will take off. Stay tuned to see where we go on 9/30.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on September 9, 2014 at 6:29pm

Thanks to Deborah, Suzanne, Nanette, Johanna, Beth, and Meg for joining me at 7th Street Public Market this morning for some urban sketching. All but the last photo were taken by Suzanne. The light rail ride was fun too... the only way to venture uptown! 

Next Tuesday? We will be at Lake Wylie next to T Bonz at the Lake for some lakeside painting.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on September 4, 2014 at 9:57pm

Plein Air Buds will be doing some urban sketching at 7th Street Market this Tuesday 9/9 at 10 AM in uptown Charlotte. To add to the fun, we will take the light rail! If you want to ride with the group, meet at the South Blvd station near 485 at 9:30 AM. Round trip tickets cost $4.40 and you can buy it at the kiosk at the station. Great idea by Meg Nelson. Oh, and lots to choose from for lunch! Should be fun for sure.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on September 1, 2014 at 4:12pm

This Tuesday 9/2 at 10 AM the Plein Air Buds will be at Squirrel Lake Park. Such an easy spot after a hectic Labor Day Holiday... and the kids are in school too! Come on and join us. We will eat at Panera Bread in Matthews afterwards. All artists welcome.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on August 18, 2014 at 2:51pm

Plein Air Buds will be at a private garden TOMORROW, Tuesday, 8/19, at 10 AM. If you are interested in joining us to paint and later a potluck lunch, email me at


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