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?