As usual, I didn't get a photo of the wall when we put up the paintings. I sold some paintings, so these photos are later in the evening with old paintings from last year filling in the blank spaces. Sunday we took down a few of the old ones and rearranged the walls. Guess what? No photo.
There were many people at the reception on Saturday. We served cheese and wine with an assortment of soft drinks and cookies. Most of the visitors signed up for a doorprize.
My plan was to paint the door prize on Sunday as a demo in acrylics and then Gene would stick on the frame and we would draw for a winner. We got to Peppers on Sunday and it was raining pretty hard. We put the food and my painting gear under a tent and prepared to paint. We needed jackets in the cool weather.
We decided to take the food inside, but plein air painting requires putting up with rain and cold so I started to paint. Lilly, my young painter friend, was going to paint as well. I had not put gesso on the Masonite panels thinking I would show how to do that and it would be dry in 5 or 10 minutes in this dry climate. It took about 45 minutes to dry sufficiently to paint on.
There were still folks around when I finished the acrylic painting, so I started a pastel painting.