Our plein air outing in Benicia

By Barbara Nebeker

Our “mystery outing" for June began at the McDonald’s parking lot in Benicia, then we got in our cars and followed our plein air host to the historic Benicia City Cemetery. It was actually quite a pleasant surprise! This fascinating place, hidden in a quiet residential area of Benicia, has beautiful views of the bay and the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, with winding paths to see interesting headstones, many of which are 150 years old. 

Front row from left:  Pat McDermont, Clare Walsh, Barbara Nebeker, Diane Boyer
Back row from left:  Dwight Shackelford, Vernon Sanders, Thea Jue, Renaye Johnson

Eight artists found each found the perfect spot under the shade of trees that sheltered us from the heat. We all enjoyed the quiet, peaceful and picturesque surroundings. 

By Renaye Johnson

By Diane Boyer

By Dwight Shackleford

By Vernon Sanders

Our next Plein Air outing is Thursday, July 15th at the Lafayette Reservoir

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For a downloadable schedule of the remaining outings for the year, click here.

By Pat McDermont