and the Sooke hills beyond.
that she lives in one of the Queen's houses,
then she told me some stories about her home and the area.
oil on cradled wood panel
It was a Moss Street Miracle!
No, unfortunately the Parasol Model didn't make an appearance,
but there were about 30,000 other parasol models that did
because the 24th annual Art Gallery of Greater Victoria event
started out with rain pouring from the July sky.
(Setting up was funny/scary -
all squishy and cramped under a water proof tent.)
But then the miracle; the rain stopped,
the crowds of art lovers appeared, the sky continued to clear,
the paintings came out from under the tent (so did the painter)
and the sun came out as well!!
Thank-you to all of the visitors to Linnyland; friends, patrons, volunteers, organizers, fellow artists, Looky Lous, Looky Louises,
and everyone who did the sun dance with me, too. You're all
part of the miracle and success of
the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Moss Street Paint-In 2011
and I loved connecting with all of you!!
(Once the Paint-In had ended it poured rain again. Happily, I was homeward bound within Vinnie Van Go...)
Credit for the above "Linny photos" go to Jeffrey Boron who snapped the rainy set up shot. Check out his blog at http://www.jeffreyjboron.blogspot.com/ & Sharon Churchill who came by for a visit. Check out her blog at http://www.sharonspainting.blogspot.com/
~ And remember, it's always sunny and warm in Linnyland!!