Last weekend my husband and I made a date to go plein air painting. It's nice to have a spouse who is also an artist! :-) We went to a quant little town near us called Mount Dora. It was a popular winter retreat in the late 1800's. Since it's on a beautiful lake, people would visit for hunting, fishing, and boating. When the train depot was built in the early 1900's, it became even more popular. Today, it is a quaint little town, with lots of antique shops, restaurants, a wonderful art center and a few galleries and artist studios. Instead of painting in my sketch book, I decided to break out the easel and go for a larger painting. We painted for a little over 2 hours, and had to call it quits because it was just getting too hot! It still hasn't really cooled off here yet! I will tweak this one a bit in the studio, finishing the train car and adjusting values before I call it finished.