This afternoon I showed up at Tempe Town Lake Park with all my plein air gear and found a gazebo to set up by. The temps have dipped to double digits and there was a stiff breeze blowing through the park. Could not have asked for better weather. A few passer bys observed me painting and stopped to chat briefly. Everyone shared encouraging critiques and seemed pleased to find a painter in their midst. All in all, what a wonderful day I had in the valley of the fun…er… sun!