The Blessing of the Fleet weekend is one of the most exciting that takes place in our small town of Darien. The waterfront is lined with shrimp boats decorated for the Blessing ceremony and live music fills the air on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Tams played this year with their early 70's music. Lots of dancing by the more "mature" crowd. Strange how that music era appeals to everyone!
The Old Jail Art Center sponsors an "Art In The Park" event which coincides with the Blessing of the Fleet in Vernon Square. So that all of you will know that I have been painting since arriving in Darien....and not just on walls....here's a pic of the photo wall where everyone could decide if they wanted to be the Sheriff or the Convict! Which would you choose??
I also plein air painted on both days, along with several other artists. Here's a couple of my small paintings.
My studio was open part time during the weekend and I was amazed at the response to the "open door". Folks just dropped in, complemented my art, talked about classes and really encouraged me. So ok...here's one pic of the studio so you can get a glimpse of my space! The half wall separates the classroom from the main gallery.
....keep the brushes in the paint....til next time!