Sunday, 4 September 2011

Painting at the McClain Celtic Festival

Our group had a small exhibit of paintings hanging in the Two Mile House this weekend as part of the annual McClain Celtic Festival.  Johanna, Linda, Ralph, and I painted during the festivities, while some other members came to support us and see the event.  I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to do a small study of this reenactor's tent.

I have mixed feelings about painting at these events.  I never feel like I can focus on my painting and am usually unhappy with my results. On the other hand, I enjoy the comments of people stopping to watch the process - the children are especially interested in quietly watching me paint. With live fiddle music and folk singing in the air, there is a joyful spirit that is just fun to be a part of.

And who doesn't love a guy in a kilt?

1 comment:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I know what you are saying, Julie. Although these events are a nice way to meet with the public and have them see us paint, it is often difficult to get a viable painting when it is all said and done. You certainly were able to do that here - I love this because it really evokes a wonderful, strong image of civil war encampments.