Thank you for your kind words and using my name with Sargent is indeed special. I saw YOUR web photos and absolutely love your painterly way. My fav today is the green garage in your morning scene..Cargal's Garage?? Great!
Indiana has a very active Plein Air scene. Indiana Plein Air Painters Assn (IPAPA) has paintouts nearly every month of the year as well as informal get-togethers. We have nearly 300 members, many from other states. If you ever make it up to Indiana, look me up and we'll go painting.