International Flower and Garden Festival
Fitting that I would be assigned the United Kingdom with my English/Irish ancestry. Smashing!
I loved every minute. The architecture inspired me. Interacting with the guests as I painted was pure pleasure. Most of us artists never miss an opportunity to yak up our inspiration and technique to anyone who'll listen. Children provided special delight with their inquisitive questions and comments. Kids today? Smart far beyond years. I was so impressed with their intense study of my works in progress and resultant thoughtful remarks.
My foray into plein air painting caught the eye of one Mom who requested that daughter be a quick study included into this street scene. A special gift for Dad. I answered yes of course, and painting was sold.
Same for painting below except it was Mom's friend and accompanying daughter.
The results were new friends visiting from New Jersey. Thank you for making my day so extraordinary!
I'm honored to have been invited to this prestigious event. The generosity of everyone involved was amazing. The EPCOT staff was absolutely incredible and wonderful to work with. I think I behaved myself and hope to be invited back next year...
"Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language." - Walt Disney