I took my painting gear to the Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival on Saturday to attempt to paint a still life I set up using my daughter's guitar and the pumpkin, mums, and straw bales that were already in place at the park. Not only did I put pressure on myself with the composition and trying to get it done in a reasonable amount of time in one sitting, but I also put myself in the most conspicuous spot, dead center in the park. When I started painting there weren't that many people around, but by the time I finished I was surrounded by folks with folding chairs there to enjoy the Bluegrass music.
Here are some shots taken by friends William Norris, Liza Turner and a couple that I took.
Guitar and Pumpkin
20" x 24", oil, plein air, still life