Here are my best plein air painting buddies after a delectable lunch at Mallie Kyla's cafe in Brooksville, FL. I'm the one in the middle. Last week we were all painting out in different locations around Brooksville for the annual Brush with the Blues Plein Air competition (except for Rhonda - at top of stairs - who was in charge of organizing the event and had to work during it ) In order starting from the top of the stairs are: Rhonda, Jana, Jenna (me), Anneke, and Phoebe. The awards were presented at the Blueberry Festival at a Sunday morning breakfast for the painters, judged by Tom Jones -the well-known watercolor artist. Anneke won First Place this year! I won Third Place! Everyone did beautiful work! I will post my painting soon.