Garden Color (Quick Draw), 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2012, SOLD
The Door County Plein Air Festival ends with a "Quick Draw" event. This is where all the artists paint for two hours in one public, advertised location (about a 6 block radius). It starts and ends with a blow horn (imagine brushes poised in hands at the beginning and a mad dash to frame wet paintings in the back of cars at the end). A live auction of all the work immediately follows, right there, on the spot. Nerve-racking? Yes! But quite a finale it is! And most importantly, this auction and the whole festival raises funding for the Peninsula School of Art which offers fabulous art classes all year round. It's a very worthy cause.
My week in Door County was wonderful... I was so, so honored to meet and paint with each of the incredible artists who participated. It was truly inspiring. Many thanks to everyone at the school who made it all come together!
Here I am, concentrating during the quick paint...
Bidders and Auctioneer getting ready for the live auction.
My amazingly supportive husband, Bill, came for the final weekend festivities
and our high school friends, Terri and Steve, joined us on Saturday.
Thanks for your support, guys! :)