Today is the last day of the Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival, which culminates in a show and sale at the Sonnenberg Gardens historic site in Canandaigua, NY.
It's been a very busy 7 days, with 7 paintings done, including a quick-draw. Ontario County and Canandaigua Lake are beautiful. There is rolling farmland, cows, scenic views, and sublime nooks and crannies everywhere. My favorite day was painting the white barn and the cows. While talking to the farmer who owns it, I learned that the farm has been in his family for eight generations. They have an amazing connection to and love for the land. He calls the three adorable running and bumbling about calves "cheap entertainment!" It was a pleasure to paint there.
Next on the summer schedule is the Keeseville Plein Air Festival, and the View's pastel exhibit opening!