My first year painting at Beloved was so much more than I had anticipated. What a dreamy festival: The beautiful people, the incredible music, the cast of live painters and gallery/store crew...basically everything was perfect and well executed. I've never had more fun live painting and it probably shows in the three paintings I made over the course of 4 days!
Yes that's right, 3 paintings in 4 days. What can I say, the inspiration was so overwhelming, I was overflowing with creative energy! Truth be told, none of them were quite finished but still, I was a little surprised how much progress I made.
The main painting of the three was a little prayer for the Southern Resident Orcas in Puget Sound. I heard that the day I painted it the mother who had been carrying her dead calf for 17 days finally released it and ended her tour of grief. This painting will be featured at Imagine Festival on Orcas Island September 7-9th.