|oil on wood, 20x20cms On Etsy|
At the end of September I took part in an exhibition of 30 local artists. The exhibition was set up in a small park between houses and 17th century villas and took place in the evening. (We had a lot of lighting set up). We were allowed 2 easels each and as my paintings are fairly small I 3- 4 paintings on each, including the red apples above.
I also agreed to be one of the painters demonstrating all evening. I'm used to sketching and painting in public so a bit of oil painting was much the same, besides I knew it would get me a chair for a very long evening!
The event was part of an event organised by local shop keepers designed to get more people to come to the town instead of heading to the big new shopping centres springing up everywhere. There was an endless river of people walking through the exhibition all night so something was working!