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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Comment by Debbie Yacenda 22 hours ago

Thank you, Connie Winters, for a wonderful paint out at your home and gardens. Everyone had a great time... all 24 of us! Yep, a big crowd today. You could not take a bad picture at this outing.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on May 21, 2015 at 9:25am

The Plein Air Buds will be at a private garden this Tuesday, 5/26 at 10 AM. I do not give private addresses on the web but if you want to join our group's informal paintout, email me at and I will add you to our email list. 

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on May 19, 2015 at 6:55pm

Plein Air Buds were a little nervous this morning with the cloudy skies BUT... the sun came through. Thanks to Beth Anne Cieri with daughter, Meghan, Jennifer Spaker, Kathy Collins, Meg Nelson, Carol Pighin, and Dottie Leatherwood for hiking and painting at Landsford Canal State Park in SC. We all want to return. Give it a try even without the spider lilies. You will love the shady trees along the river.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on May 18, 2015 at 8:20am
Spider lilies, here we come! 
Paint wherever you like at the Landsford Canal State Park (2051 Park DR | Catawba, SC 29704 | Phone: 803-789-5800tomorrow, 5/19 at 10 AM. It takes about an hour to get to from my house in Weddington. I will be down the trail, 3/4 of a mile, at the viewing platform for the spider lilies. I've added a link to a video explaining it far better than I can.
Admission is $5/person. The park opens at 9 AM. Arrive a little early for the hike. Bring your lunch, beverage of choice, bug spray, sunscreen, umbrella, etc... I have never seen these lilies and can't wait! I may even sneak a peek today and if I do, I will send pics.
For directions, click around this web site after viewing the video. Hope you are not afraid of snakes!
Driving Directions : 
I-77 Southbound: Take exit 77 to Highway 5 & 21. Turn left (south), travel 16 mi. to the Landsford Canal State Park sign and turn left. The park entrance is on the left. 
Comment by Debbie Yacenda on May 3, 2015 at 7:43pm

The Plein Air Buds will be at McGill Rose Garden on North Davidson St., Tuesday, 5/5 at 10 AM for an informal paint out. Afterwards, we will meet at Amelie's for lunch. Oh, and bring a small donation to put in the jar at the garden.

Comment by Carol Pighin on April 29, 2015 at 1:30pm

It was a great day and so many artists in the garden.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on April 29, 2015 at 12:20pm
Thanks for coming and making us more fun, Robin.
Comment by Robin Wellner on April 29, 2015 at 10:53am

Fun group - beautiful garden!!

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on April 29, 2015 at 7:45am

The Buds were treated to a floral paradise at the home of John and Tucker Viccellio. Thanks to their gracious patience and sharing. Thanks to Carol Pighin for making the arrangements. We had close to 20 participants! 

Follow John Viccellio's blog: ... absolutely beautiful!

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on April 19, 2015 at 7:45pm

The azaleas are in blooms at Glencairn Garden at Rock Hill, SC. Click on the link for the address and directions. This will be the location for our informal paint out on Tuesday 4/21 at 10 AM. All artists are welcome. Bring your lunch for a group picnic on the grounds. There are public bathrooms and plenty of parking. Hopefully, no rain... BUT if there is, stay home and we will try again next week.


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