China Camp has so many good views, it seems inexhaustable. My first day there, I set up next to where Vicki was working, on a hillside pathway, and did this view of a cove with an island and a little inland pool. The day got brighter and brighter, and the little pool looked impossibly blue. Bicyclists zoomed past us on the pathway, calling out their opinions of our paintings as they went by.
My second time at China Camp, I didn't even leave the parking lot. Instead I set up near some other ladies from a different plein air group, and painted this view of a long pier and some buildings. It was great to meet more painters, and I joined them for a critique at the end of the session.
Benicia was so windy that I wimped out and positioned myself on the leeward side of the cute little restroom building. This kept me and my canvas from blowing away, but offered rather limited views. I hate everything about this painting of Benicia.