I met so many nice people, from all over the world. At my easel I sold one of my Yukon Northern Lights painted on a fire-killed spruce wood cut from the forest near my home to a man from Bosnia who loved the aurora and a small painting study of a dory that was in progress on the wharf on day 3 to an enchanting 9 year old girl named Mitra who wanted to buy the painting right there and as is! (her parents obliged :) So encouraging! These are the experiences that make painting worthwhile! When your work moves, inspires and brings happiness to others. It was inspiring for me to see all the other artists works and I enjoyed meeting many of them.
Each Day's Work as well as studio pieces of my work were on view and for sale in the large Mongolian Yurt ( round tent) located a short walk from the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. I put a selection of Yukon art in the Yurt. There were lots of maritime scenes of boats, lighthouses and ocean- very beautiful for sure but I wanted to show them my beautiful wilderness, the mountains, northern lights and fireweed. I am a Yukoner now not a bluenoser :)
It was a great challenge to paint outdoors again and I look forward to another festival somewhere in Canada again next year! If any of you have suggestions, I would be grateful if you would please let me know in the comments. For any artists interested the Paint Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts, was a well-organized, professional event. The organizers were helpful, hospitable and supportive and I would recommend it to other artists as a great experience. The ocean, scenery and people were spectacular! Best.... Jackie
Day One by the Yurt:
Well, of course! .... the Lighthouse :)
Day Three about to begin on the Wharf
These were some of my Yukon Paintings that Sold!