Last summer I went to one of the small villages in the area because the local artists' group was hosting something called 'Paint the Village.' It was a really fun day, in which people from all over the area converged to either paint or draw, or watch the artists and bid on their work.
I arrived bright and early after a drive from a wedding in another province. There was a lot of coffee involved. I brought a whole trunk-full of supplies, since I wasn't sure what I was going to make.
I set up my drawing board right near the bay.
Then it started to rain! I finished the pastel while it was under a protective garbage bag.
I don't have a nice photo of the finished product, because it sold that night. Here it is while set-up for the auction.
It was really nice to get outside and spend the day doing what I love. I don't have much time to draw lately, and this was a wonderful day. I hope they do it again this year.