Outdoor art shows are always at the mercy of the weather but our day at the Lynchburg Art Festival yesterday was dry. The wind came up just enough to blow down the umbrellas keeping the artists cooler (and protected from the sun). Sunscreen and hats were necessary. Friends and fellow artists came by to see the latest on what everyone has been painting. Some folks walked quietly along the fences just "processing" all the visual information without even noticing the artists, chairs, umbrellas or coolers just behind them. Others stopped to chat or ask a question. A few returned multiple times to look at a painting even taking information and promising to check a web site........walking off but still thinking. And a few buyers did come having a clear plan of what they wanted and where it was going to hang in their home.
Anyway, that's Mary Anne up there, always a happy lady. And she makes beautiful paintings too.
And here is Linda, big hat and all. SHE got a painting selected by the judge to go on the fence.!! See the yellow flag? I think it says something about fence. They take these pieces to all hang on same fence so the judge can decide which gets a prize. Did she get a prize? Don't think so. But it really is impressive to have THE judge stop and actually look at your work and pull one down.
So next year, we need to talk Martha into doing this show with us. And Midge too. Then the entire Double Line Painters will be there.
Several of us will be participating in the "Art on the Asphalt" show coming up on Sept. 29th. It will be held on Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke. Make plans to visit. I understand (from watching TV) that people are already starting their holiday shopping. And we DLPBR women all have some mini paintings that will make unique gifts.