I had such a great time at this event. It rained like crazy the entire time, which added a certain immediacy to getting the painting done:) I was honored to be awarded second place. Pictured below is our winner's circle of Ingrid Brooks, myself, and Barbara Eguchi along with Deputy Mayor John Abel who braved the weather to support the event, and People's choice winner, Helen Walter Thanks to the Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora Farmer's Market, and OPAS for putting on this event.
I took part in the McMichael Art Gallery Plein Air Challenge. I've been to the gallery many times, but never explored the grounds. What a beautiful spot! It was great getting to meet other artists. I found a wonderful old tree to paint, tucked away, off the trail.
Even found time to walk through the gallery:) If you haven't been, i highly recommend it. Their collection of Group of Seven paintings, is astounding.