Near the northern border of our state, it's a plein aire painter's paradise. Too many people think that artists are few and far between here in the heartland. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most communities in Nebraska have Arts Councils, and Bassett, population under 800 souls, is no exception.
This crew worked hard for two days learning about pastels. What a great group of artists! They watched attentively as I demonstrated working with the medium, and were gracious as I learned right along with them.
Many thanks to the Sandpainter's Art Club for inviting me, to the Bassett Arts Council for footing the bill, and to Celeste and Pat for putting me up in their lovely cabin.