August has been a chilly month but we have had a great time painting plein-air with a fairly large group of painters.  My results have been rather frustrating.  They seem too busy and my big problem of wanting to include everything is an old difficulty.  However, I am happy to be painting, happy to be out there.  The State Fair exhibition of fine arts is currently on display.  It is a great show.  I was not accepted but I will continue my commitment  to always enter the great Minnesota State Fair.  I was accepted into a National Watercolor show sponsored by the Northstar Watermedia Society.  Since I was rejected last year for that show, I am surprised but pleased this year.  Take care.. See you next month