Monday, August 02, 2010

Renaissance Fair Plein Aire Event

The procession to the art auction
the art auction,proceeds went to Variety, a children's charity

Bristol Renaissance Fair

I'd like to share a few photos from this past weekend plein air event which took place at the Bristol Renaissance Fair. As a participating artist, I have to say it was one of my most pleasurable plein air experience. Everyone connected with the Bristol Renaissance Fair including the visitors, were happy to be part of the fair experience. Their enthusiasm was infectious. It made painting in the heat and huge crowds easy and very very fun. It isn't everyday that an artist converses with medieval gentle persons about her paintings.
The event concluded with an art auctions. Proceeds went to Variety, a children's charity for physically disabled. The renaissance actors carried all the paintings in a procession through the fair grounds to the large theatre were they continued, in character, to auction "the queens art." Unsold paintings will remain on display until September 6, 2010.
"Banners Way" "Dress Up" "Sweet Meats" oil 6"x8" plus frames (sold)


SamArtDog said...

Once upon a time, I knew the Lord and Lady of the Bristol Faire. Nice post, good pictures, great paintings!

Jill Berry said...

The paintings too, express that relaxed energy. Thanks for sharing this fun event. Nice to break up the solitude of the studio work, huh?

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Janelle Goodwin said...

Oh, I haven't been to the Renaissance Fair in quite some time. It's such a mystical, magical event. You captured the scenes in such a wonderful way, Susan!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

That DOES sound like fun!! Way to sell a bunch of paintings too, gotta love that.

Pam Holnback said...

What a great event! What a fun place to paint!