Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Rainy Remembrances"
The War Memorial, Ottawa

13" x 19"

As part of the Tulip Festival held annually in Ottawa, the Downtown Rideau B.I.A. put out a "call to artists" to have 40 artists painting on Rideau St. which is a main thorough fare thru' Ottawa.
The program was called "Pleine air" and it meant being on the street from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm.with 2 weekends of three days each and the final weekend with painting on Friday and and exhibition and sale on the final Saturday.
I'm happy to report that I won 1st prize of $1000.00 with the above painting.
I must admit that pleine air is not my way of working, but I think the idea of the artist's on the street is a good one. I'm sure this will grow into a much anticipated yearly event.