A group of Julian artists was asked if we'd like to drive up Volcan Mountain Preserve to plein air paint. I joined the group. There were about a dozen of us. The preserve is gated. We were granted an easement for the day. We drove up a narrow windy road to a beautiful valley on top. Many of the artists painted around the meadow. I drove to the summit of the mountain where the views of the lower mountains and desert below were spectacular. I set up. This was to be my first watercolor plein air painting ever. I tried to concentrate on the beauty of the view and capturing that. I have to admit I thought about procedure more. I finished one painting. It will hang in the Julian Library for a couple weeks alongside the other artists works.