In May I participated in the Madison Artists Guild Plein Air Paint Out. Madison is a great town for plein air painters. There are beautiful subjects to paint everywhere you look and I had a wonderful time. At the end of the day all the completed paintings were judged and cash prizes were awarded. I was honored with second place and $60 for my watercolor called "Afternoon Dream". The owner of the house which I painted actually bought the painting from me. I had a fun time painting in Madison and it was great to go home with some money in my pocket.