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This is one of Monet's many waterlily paintings. Isn't it gorgeous!

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Here's a photo of our own lotus pond. Imagine the possibilities!

Lotus Pond Plein Air Events

If you like Monet’s water lilies, you will love the opportunity to paint this beautiful and tranquil lotus pond.
What is plein air painting?  The phrase comes from the French and refers to landscape painting outdoors in the open air – in other words, painting on location.

Why paint outdoors?  Because the natural environment is dynamic and experiential, and as an artist you may find you impart more energy and feeling into your paintings as a part of that living world, breathing in the fresh air, your feet on the good earth, immersed in it firsthand. And few places outdoors are quite so beautiful, contemplative, and peaceful as a lotus pond. 

Studio and workshops are hosted or instructed by Nancy Ann Moore of the Chatham Artists Guild: 110 Blackberry Cove Chapel Hill NC, convenient to Farrington Village and Briar Chapel. 

The event will take place in June, when the lotus blooms are at their peak and scheduled early in the day to capture morning light and to avoid the heat of midday sun. Read on for the details. 



Lotus Pond Plein Air 


For beginning or intermediate artists wanting guidance in technique. Workshops have a maximum of 6 students.

Supplies: A list of recommended supplies will be provided.  If you have an easel, do bring it! 

Saturday, June 29 (Rain date: Sunday, June 30)

8:00 a.m. – Noon: Painting session

Noon – 1:00 p.m.: Light refreshments with optional sharing and discussion.


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