Artists Acres Light, 9x12" oil, plein air, Diane Mannion
Perfect weather, slight breeze, surrounded by artists pampered with snacks and water delivered on trays. Fine music playing in the background.
Artists Acres is an old Floridian estate with large pond, tall trees with orchids, lots of interesting cabins and sheds, paths, all maintained by Todd and Mary Tracy... inspiration galore.
Then an art show where I was honored with a First Place Ribbon granted by judge Jenny Berry. Lisa Rector Swift won Second Place and People's Choice Award. Susan Bunce Ritter won third for her painting of the other side of this shed!
Then... wine cheese and dinner served in the screened Perch which overlooks the pond. Thanks to the ART ALLIANCE OF LEMON BAY for organizing the Annual Paintout.