Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"Coming and Going" oil 12 x 12

 Our local art association held its 41st annual art festival this past weekend; music, art in the streets, artisans, great food, all in a lovely New England neighborhood.  It's a magical weekend, rain or shine. I paint in the streets both days, and enjoy chatting with people as they stop by. I especially love the children who pause.  I usually engage them with some questions about what I'm doing and ask their opinion about choices I'm considering.  They love looking at the tubes of paint, and the "secret compartment" in my pochade box where I keep them.  When I'm lucky, a child or two will visit multiple times to check in, as happened this weekend with an interesting 9-year old named Zach.  
The Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge for this past month is "refresh".  "Coming and Going" is my take on "refresh".  I have painted for years at
the art festival, almost always painting the main building, the G.A.R. Hall.  This year, I turned away from the main building to paint the new food trucks and the lovely brick-ender on the street.  It was refreshing to change my annual view.

1 comment:

  1. You may changed your point of view, but you also recorded a historic first: food trucks at the festival!