An Online Artist's Coop for Artists who Paint on Location
How true, Ned. Easton sets the standard. Lots of people turn out not only to paint, but to look and to buy. Plus there are instructional lectures and demos and the awards judge gives a nice talk at the art museum where the paintings are shown. The judge goes over each of the winners and gives his reason for choosing the painting. What a big consolation prize, too, for those who haven't been selected, in learning about what a judge looks for or what to do differently. It's a nice affair and it seems that everyone in the town is supportive or involved. Plus, Easton has some very good restaurants and the Avalon Theater, a jewel from the past that hosts some very good and popular musicians.
Last summer the Quick Draw event was painted in 100 degree heat, but the crowds were still there. I worried that I would sweat onto my pastel painting and ruin it. The plein air auction the next day was at a beautiful estate on the water, with a sumptuous brunch, and all 24 artists sold their painting of that morning.Your grand prize painting award was well deserved and humbly accepted.