Tuesday, May 29, 2007
According to Canadian artist Robert Genn, May 1 heralds the beginning of outdoor painting for the year. Tommy Thompson began the month painting at Aldridge Gardens in Birmingham, at the invitation of the Alabama Plein Air Painters. Welcoming us to the Gardens were Mr. Larry Quick, Executive Director, and Ms. Beverly Bates, Communications Coordinator. Aldridge Gardens is known for its numerous varieties of hydrangeas. May 1 proved to be a very beautiful beginning to plein air painting in Alabama because of the beauty and hospitality of the Aldridge Gardens.