[ Weekend ] Plein Air Festival

Monday, July 25, 2011

Yesterday, we went to a Plein Air Festival in Easton, MD and I competed in a "quick draw" competition for artists under 25 years old.  it was so much fun, and combined both my love for painting and competition :)

Mark and I got to Easton at 8:30 am, scouted out a location to paint, and checked in.  at 10:00 am the painting frenzy began, and for 4 hours i painted my heart out.  at 2:00 we had to move our easel and paintings to line a block for potential buyers and the judges to take a look at our work...

and my painting sold within the first 10 minutes of the sale!! i was so relieved!  i unfortunately didn't win any of the prizes, and i'm not gonna lie,  i was super disappointed.  i was so pleased with my painting, especially for it being my first competition, and reallyyy thought i had a chance.

but at the end of the day, and even after not winning, it was still a great day!  Mark even had a blast too, just watching me paint, and getting to explore the town of Easton.  he sees me paint all the time, but rarely from start to finish.  we promised each other we will go to every event like this we can.  and even with time, gas, and materials considered, i still made a little profit from the sale of my painting :)

 for those of you who aren't painters, i think its still a great experience to see how artists work, be surrounded by beautiful work in the cutest little town, and the opportunity to collect work from "up and coming artists" :)

me, my painting, and my red SOLD ticket :)

i hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  did you have any exciting adventures? :)

4 thoughts:

  1. that looks awesome-amazing job! That sounds like fun too-I enjoy a good competition. Your dress is so pretty, by the way!

  2. Holy cow! That painting is awesome!

  3. Really lovely. Fun to see the process you went through to get to the final sold product. :O)

  4. WOW! That is awesome! I especially enjoy seeing the process from the street to the canvas! I like the frame too...great choice!
    Love, Mom


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