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: Sep 9

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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

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on August 4, 2014 at 11:13am

Hey Holly, thanks for asking. The time? 10 AM is the official time but some arrive earlier and most closer to 10:30 or later. Would so love to see you!

Comment by Holly Healy Glasscock on August 4, 2014 at 11:01am

What time does everyone usually arrive?  I'd like to join y'all tomorrow

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on August 4, 2014 at 10:37am

Just checked the weather and tomorrow looks sunny and warm for the Plein Air Buds. We will be at the sunflowers at Anne Springs Close Greenway at the Hwy 21 By-Pass entrance. Those in South Charlotte can get on HWY 51 going towards Pineville. Pass Carolina Place Mall, go through Pineville, follow on to the single lane end and turn left on HWY 21 for about 8 miles and avoid HWY 21 Business (stay right on the bypass) and you will see the sunflowers on your left. There's no shade, so bring your umbrella sunscreen and water, if desired, or go into the shady woods and paint something else. Bug spray can help too. Something bit my flip-flopped-clad foot and it itched like crazy (Doug made an unsolicited comment about my footwear). Some may want more covering on their feet. There is a fee box for $3 so have the cash handy. Bring your lunch too. Stick around for as long as you want!

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 25, 2014 at 8:57am

Wing Haven on Wednesday, 7/30, at 10 AM! All artists are welcome. If parking spaces are full just park along the street. Cost is just $5 (half the normal entry fee) which benefits the upkeep and staff at this historical residence. The garden is full of shade and color. Enjoy it again or join us this time if you missed it.

The last outing here was well attended and appreciated by the Wing Haven staff. They received lots of positive feedback from the watercolor class teacher of youngsters that painted with us. So proud of our group!

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 21, 2014 at 9:59am

Due to rain forecasts, the buds will not meet this week. Next week, we will meet on Wednesday (NOT TUESDAY) July 30th at Wing Haven. Caroline Mayberry has reduced the charge to $5. We can paint from 10 AM to until 2 PM. Bring lunch, water, bug spray, chair, etc... There's plenty of shade. ALL artists are welcome. Join us!

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 15, 2014 at 3:05pm

Oh and Bob gave us a 15% discount on any purchases too. I took advantage of the deal. Love my birdcage with the air plant inside. 


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