I took my niece to the Caledon Spring Fair, which was quite old fashioned and we really enjoyed it. There was a draft horse show, a country band, a home made baked goods auction, antique farm machinery, and of course a ferris wheel.
I am really enjoying tackling the challenge of painting people, something that I have avoided till now, but we are interesting, aren't we? It is a struggle though, and I am sure it will be a while before I am somewhat happy with the results. The fellow on the right side of this study gave me a lot of grief. I scraped off and repainted several times, put it aside for a few days a number of times. It's ok, but it doesn't have the spontaneity and energy that I am looking for. Sold
My submission to the biweekly painters challenge called Different Strokes From Different Folks hosted by artist Karin Jurick. Check out all the others at the above link. It's amazing to see how differently everyone has handled this.
There is something about these old vehicles that really tempts me to paint them. They are kind of sad, but they have potential, if they wait around long enough, maybe they will be given new life. Also, they have great lines and I guess they are a curiosity, because they are from another age.