We go to O'Connor's each week for PPASP breakfast "art discussion" meetings. O'Connor's has great food and they are used to us pushing tables together when we have a lot of artists show up. The waitstaff is so nice to us--especially Cherrie who suggested we go into the O'Connor's annex for "alla prima hour". Man! was that fun--it is a very funky place with oddball things that would keep a sketcher occupied for a year. We had to leave there, however, and go to the first 2010 official paint out at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens. I set up my acrylic palette and I only had about 10 minutes into the painting when it started to rain in a big way. I kind of like the resulting painting anyway...it has a bit of a Group of Seven sense about it. To see what some others did today, check our blog Behind the Scenes.