Nothing like a Monday morning brisking through one of Lake Forest’s beautiful parks looking for a tree that speaks to you. What like you haven’t heard trees talk? They sing cheery songs and whisper all sorts of sweet nothings! It surprised me how much personality and character you can find in a tree. A new subject matter for me, tree painting puts me a little out of my comfort zone. I was glad to join fellow artist friends Jesse & Steve on this new venture called plein air. After painting the figure with the two for over a year it was a welcome change of scenery from the studio I will definitely want to embark again.