The final day found our artists painting alongside other artists entering into an open competition. Rules were simple … the painting had to be done in the Carytown area of Richmond beginning at exactly 9:30 and ending at 11:30.
The artists had to work quickly, contend with changing light conditions and talk with the enthusiastic spectators crowding the sidewalks of Carytown on a warm and humid summer morning.Connecticut artist Kathy Anderson once again served as judge in what proved to be a very competitive event.
Richmond painter Beth Marchant had chosen a small pink house down a side street, which she had to view between an assortment of poles and streetsigns, as well as moving pedestrians, dogs, cyclists and cars.But it certainly paid off … Beth took First Place with a beautifully painted piece!Second Place went to upstate New Yorker Jonathan Stasko for his view looking east down Cary Street.
And David Diaz of Annapolis, Maryland took Third Place.
What a wonderful week for us all … the artists got to show us new views of our city, many Richmonders got beautiful new art for their walls and the Richmond SPCA got new donations through the sale of the art to carry on their fine work helping our four-footed friends.
Thanks to all for making this such a wonderful week!