Sunday, May 27, 2018

Day 234 "Festival Crowd" 12 x 9 watercolor & ink

Today was the second day of our annual North River Arts Festival.  Yesterday was hot and sunny; today 40 degrees cooler, overcast, with eventual showers.  I love New England.  I sat and sketched a few of the passersby, sitting between a couple of my friends who were painting.  There was music, and a performing clown, lots of dogs, cute children, and catching up with new and old friends.  Every year, I have a chat with a thoughtful man who looks at the juried art show then comes to find me with his questions and observations.  I look forward to our annual discussion. Today, I met his beautiful new granddaughter as well. One of my entries was awarded "Best Drawing" in the Art Festival this year.  You've seen it here as Daily Drawing 116.  His observations were very interesting, as in "how can a black and white image convey color, mood, and so much information with very little detail?"  He has keen powers of observation, or he knows me well, because that's exactly what I was after.  This is my two hundred thirty-fourth daily drawing.  Thank you for taking a look at the world through my eyes.  


  1. This looks like it was a great day and I am so glad to see your knee has healed enough to allow you to get out and enjoy the days! What fun! Love the colorful scenes you depicted, the people...and congratulations on the award!!

    1. Thanks, Autumn. I usually spend both Saturday and Sunday standing at my easel, but not this year. I was happy to sit and draw during the fun days of the Festival.