Plein Air Outing, 17 November

 

 

 

 

 

What a glorious day for plein air painting. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect if we’d ordered it specially – not too hot, or cold; windless, clear blue skies….and the colours were spectacular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We met at Groot Constantia in the morning, though some joined us later on. A few of our party went off straight away up the hills and into the vineyards, for the breath-taking views, while the rest of us took a little longer to decide where to park ourselves.

The duck pond and buildings around it proved popular, both for our members as well as a group of mothers who’d gathered with their children. There were lots of interested little people who stopped for a chat, with gifts of duck feathers – good for painting with, by the way 🙂

 

 

 

 

We also had some not so welcome guests – a troop of baboons paid us a visit – but they were soon chased off and everyone could relax again.

Tea at Simon’s afterwards was a bit of a straggly affair, with people drifting in and out, but some of us managed to compare a few “notes”.

 

 

 

 

 

A lovely, relaxed and relaxing morning. Thanks Johann for organising it – we’ll have to do it again soon.