The “Paint Historic Waxahachie” commenced this morning at 8:30 with a Quick Draw competition. More than twenty of us set up our easels around the Farmer’s Market south of the square on Rogers Street, and had to paint something en plein air in two hours’ time. Then the paintings were silent auctioned until noon. I struggled first to decide on what to paint, and then on the actual painting of it (as usual). I ran into some trouble with my watercolor getting too wet and soggy, and I was afraid at the end of two hours that I was not going to be able to peel away the masking fluid I had used to highlight tree trunks and limbs. But, it turned out all right. Happily, the painting sold, so it now has a home. Here is a picture of it, still on the easel, just as I finished it. The painting measured 16 x 12″.
I’ve returned to the house to do some quick business for my festival booth tonight, and to organize and pack some food for the event. I will be at the Arlington Levitt Pavilion from 4:30-10:30 again this evening. Music will be brought by Ray Wylie Hubbard. Thousands of people packed the place last night to hear Michael Martin Murphey. We expect enormous crowds again tonight (and hopefully a substantial number of art patrons).
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