This post is of my trip to the Canandaigua Plein air painting contest and festival. It was an amazing experience, I painted like a maniac, and made a lot on new painter friends. We were treated like visiting royalty and I want to thank all those that made this possible, a huge THANK YOU !!!
Day 1 Thursday June 6, we had lots of rain!
This is my first start, 7:30 a.m. before the rain started.
I was just a bit soggy when I found this spot at the State Park boat launch so I found a willow tree to paint under.
It started to rain heavily and came through the tree, so the umbrella.
My plan from the start was to return to the same locations to continue to work, getting cold and wet helped me move along.
I found this spot on the Muer lakes, a city park, I had bought a rain suit, it helped but I got wet anyway.
As beautiful a place as any, the sky was just so full of wet stuff!
This is where the painting ended up, I didn't get back to this spot, because of all my first day paintings it needed the least.
My final location for the day, Woolhouse Rd. I had gone back to my room to change again into dry clothes, and drove around the farmland to the west of town, I liked this because I reminded me a bit of home. It was 6:30 p.m. and the rain had let up when I started, I got it to here then the rain came back and I packed it up.
This is where it ended up on Thursday evening.
Friday June 7. not as much rain.
What's not to love?
I went back to the State Park, and the rain came back too! Michelle, came by to take pictures, so she took this with my camera, she was great smiling and happy bit of sunshine, like so many that made this all possible!
I didn't like the green I put down, so I re-mixed it right on the canvas, I don't know it that's legal, but... I also worked on the hanging willow and the pond, I actually think it came out ok.
Saturday, June 8 Our three best paintings were due in at the carriage barn of Sonnenberg Gardens for the show and the judging, they took two alternates as well, I had stayed up late to put them together, TIRED!
Sunday June 9 sunny and warm!
I went back to Sonnenberg Gardens, a bunch of the other painters were there too, and they had the public reception, so I could eat. I found this spot in back of the rose garden, it was a beautiful day!
2/3rds of the way.