I got a great parking spot right next to the park today for Utrecht's "Plein Air in the Park". I really enjoyed being right next to my car...that's handy! I did a "warm up" painting of the very cool lion gargoyle that is on the Urban Fauna building. Right after that I moved my pochade box and tripod to the center of the park. I left it just for a second and the entire thing fell over. Unfortunately, a super important part of my tripod was injured. Sigh! I sat on the grass "Jonathan Farley-style" (he regularly paints without an easel, sitting directly on the ground), but I found that I am not crazy about that arrangement AT ALL, so I have only one painting to show for the day. I still enjoyed myself, despite the major prob! Thanks, Utrecht, for the event and for the Utrecht bag with panels, paints and some Linseed oil. Results from today's paint out will be at the OTWAU Gallery August 2-August 28.