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: Jan 22

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Comment by Scott Boyle on January 22, 2015 at 10:51am
Thanks for the great photos and updates Debbie!
Comment by Debbie Yacenda on January 21, 2015 at 11:15am

Thanks to Meg, Nanette, Beth, Kathy, Carol and Jen for coming to the paintout at Landsford Canal State Park yesterday. Wonderful location and weather! Next time? Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw at 1 PM, Tuesday 1/27. Join us!

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on January 7, 2015 at 9:04am

Nanette, Lindy, Jana, Meg, Jan, Kathy, Carol, Jennifer S, Jennifer B, Sherry, and Deborah showed up at the Arboretum Duck Pond yesterday. The weather was nice! I especially enjoyed our chatting time at Barnes & Noble Starbucks afterwards. Kathy Collins told us about Daily Paintworks and some of us joined! Love how we help each other and continue to grow in our art.

Next time? Weather permitting, we will be at a petting zoo in Monroe. Our new meeting time is 1 PM due to the colder weather. I make cancelation decisions on the Sunday before. We do not paint when temperatures are around freezing.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on January 4, 2015 at 6:31pm

Let's ease back into en plein air painting this Tuesday 1/6 at 1 PM (new warmer time!) with a location nearby for most of us: The Duck Pond at the Arboretum Shopping Center. It is behind Chili's. The stairway to it is between Chili's and Mickie & Mooch. Bring a chair if you sit. There is a trail that goes around the pond if you like to explore. You can paint the lake, ducks, potted plants or the back of the restaurants. The forecast is 54 degrees with partly cloudy skies... not bad.

If anyone is interested, we can get some frozen yogurt afterwards at TCBY. I love the hand-scooped flavors. The calories are not bad... Rainbow small is just 180 calories.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on November 18, 2014 at 8:33pm

It was a cold one at Renfrow Farm but Meg, the two Kathys, Jan and Debbie held out for a while to paint and take photos. Thanks to Pressly and Ruth for allowing us to enjoy the crops of kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, beets and carrots. They are open on Tuesday mornings with winter crops, herbs and local honey for sale. I bought some brussels sprouts... still on the stalk! Delicious too. 

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on November 17, 2014 at 9:20am

Plein Air Buds will be at Renfrow Farm in Matthews tomorrow morning 11/18 at 10 AM. Our first time here! Yep, it will be cold... so dress warm. Afterwards, we will lunch at nearby Beantown Tavern. 

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on November 10, 2014 at 7:39am

Sorry for the late notice, but the Plein Air Buds will be at downtown Waxhaw, Tuesday 11/11 at 10 AM. After a couple hours of hard work, we will eat at Maxwell's Tavern. Just go down Providence Road/NC 16 South until you hit downtown Waxhaw's railroad tracks and you are there. I will be around the pedestrian bridge over the tracks. Very friendly place with a nostalgic atmosphere... like Andy's Mayberry!

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on November 3, 2014 at 6:21am

Plein Air Buds will be at the Carl J McEwen Historic Village, Tuesday, 11/4 at 10 AM. Bring your lunch. Click on this link for the address and reviews of the site:

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on October 29, 2014 at 10:40am

Heads up, Plein Air Buds! We will be at Renfrow Gardens on Tuesday 11/18 at 10 AM. Thanks to Kathy Coates for arranging this. It should be a wonderful scenic time. Take a look at the photos at their website.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on October 29, 2014 at 8:01am

Thanks to all the buds who showed up yesterday at Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery. We had a dozen show up: Meg, Jan, Jan, Nanette, Sally, Jean, Margaret, Sherry, Carol C., Kathy, Suzanne (who took the pic of the group) and me. Beautiful weather with lots of shade. Weather permitting, I will announce our location for next week later this weekend for Tuesday, 11/04... Election Day! 


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