We had a little sun & lots of clouds on our second day of painting.
I set up on Main St with a view down the hill toward Mount Anthony.
There were some nice shadows and light so I blocked it in fast. It didn't last long then more big clouds rolled in.
People were dropping by all day to see the painters at work . Jim & Jeannette Gurney were down the street from me at the crossroads in the town center.
When I arrived Jim was painting with a mall stick and a sable brush...this guy is into refined detail !
Jeanette was painting in watercolors behind him. They were both painting the Powers Market. I loved Jim's "Art Dept" orange cones... they are so "official looking" they keep the coast clear of parked cars in big cities. Go Jim!
Here is a close up of Jim's painting. A real gem.
The next painting location we headed to was behind Park-McCullough where we found Andrew Orr set up and splashing paint!
I set up down the lane behind him...
...where I could get a view of the barns and meadows...
...and I drew it in as fast as possible as sunset is early these late summer days.
Finally the sun broke through a short while later and, wow what a difference!
I'm working fast.
The horses loved having the painters around - these must be some of the most intelligent, gentle horses I've ever met.
They frolicked in the sun as we all painted like mad! Day 2 was ending fast!
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