On Monday 15th March 2015 the newly amalgamated plein air group arranged an outing to the charming village of Philadelphia just 2km off the N7.
The weather was rather chilly and threatening rain, so it was not surprising that only five artists arrived, but it cleared beautifully during the morning and those brave souls who did manage to get there enjoyed sketching and painting their very picturesque surroundings.
Philadelphia’s main street is flanked by old buildings, which have been converted into restaurants and shops, while still keeping their historic charm. These quaint buildings – the old post office, church and winkel – gave us a variety of interesting choices for sketching, together with the old sheds and plants, the wider views across the fields, and even a friendly cat.
Although the Pepper Tree Restaurant is closed on Mondays, the owner very kindly let us use the facilities and to have our picnic lunch in the outside area of the restaurant.
Some beautiful work was produced and this is definitely a venue to be revisited. Thanks to all involved with the planning of the outing. If anyone else wishes to be included in the plein air group, please email Sonja Frenz – email@example.com