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 Nancy Kennedy at

Location: Matthews, NC
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Comment by Nancy Carroll Kennedy on March 31, 2016 at 1:19pm

Watch for Plein Air Buds Paint Outs at and click on the en plein air tab. Email me at to be on the elist for our weekly year round Paint Outs every Tuesday weather permitting and occasional Thursdays

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on August 25, 2015 at 3:38pm

The Plein Air Buds got a classy look with new hats made by Suzy Wilson at Anne Springs Close Greenway today. Debbie Yacenda is stepping down as coordinator for the group and Nancy Kennedy will take over starting in September. Debbie is not leaving. It is just time for some fresh ideas. Nancy will be an awesome leader!

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on August 5, 2015 at 11:03am

There were about 10 Buds among the lovely buds at Banner Nursery. It was a hot day but there was shade and some of us brought our battery-operated fans. Thanks to Bob for welcoming us and giving us 15% off our purchases.  Thanks to Suzanne Wilson for these pics.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 28, 2015 at 11:05pm

On Tuesday, 8/4 at 10 AM, the Buds will meet at Banner Nursery on Monroe Road in Charlotte. All artists are welcome. The owner ask that unless you are handicapped, please park in the lot next door (Cheap Joe's former location) since spaces are limited. Enjoyed it the last time we were here. Thanks to Suzanne Wilson for arranging this and for the picture.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 28, 2015 at 10:59pm

Wonderful time today at the Duke Mansion with about a dozen artists. The staff is so friendly and receptive. If you'd like to paint at the gardens, just call them. As long as nothing is planned, you are welcome to come and paint. They love artists! Thanks to Becky, the manager, for making us feel so welcome. Thanks also to Wendy, Margaret, Kathy, Kathy, Jan, Susie, Suzanne, Helen, Dottie, Carol, Sherry, and Deborah for coming on a really humid and hot day. 

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 21, 2015 at 4:27pm

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Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 21, 2015 at 4:26pm

The Buds enjoyed painting at the Arboretum Duck Pond despite the heat. It was so hot these ducks couldn't move. Makes for great models! 

Anyway, the Buds will be at the Duke Mansion next week 7/28 at 10 AM. Please email Debbie if you plan on attending so we can get an idea how many to expect. Afterwards, we will lunch at nearby Panera Bread. Thanks to Kaitlyn at Duke Mansion for allowing us to visit.

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 19, 2015 at 9:17pm

Plein Air Buds will be at the Arboretum Duck Pond behind Chili's (where we will eat lunch) this Tuesday 7/21 at 10 AM. Temps will be in the high 90's so bring water or maybe get some frozen yogurt at nearby TCBY. See you there! Debbie

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 7, 2015 at 3:24pm

There were 5 Buds at the Catawba River at Riverwalk today. I loved Helen's accessory on her easel pictured below. We found plenty of shady spots and thankfully no snakes. 

Comment by Debbie Yacenda on July 6, 2015 at 8:53am

Plein Air Buds will be at Riverwalk, aka Piedmont Medical Center Trail, tomorrow Tu 7/7 at 9:30 AM. It is located at Rock Hill, SC by the Catawba River. It has undergone many improvements since the last time we were there. Here's a link for address and other info:

Temps may get into the 90's so be prepared and bring a hat and water. Bug spray would help too. Not sure yet where we will meet for lunch. Email me if you plan to be there so I can look for you at



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