Kay had a wonderful day with her friends Virginia, Mary and David, and new friends Polly and Bob, in Easton Maryland. Easton has a week long Plein Air Festival each year. Artists from all over the country come to paint outside (Plein Air) in Easton and the surrounding area. They paint for several days, frame their paintings and enter them in a juried show at the Art Academy. A gala is held on Friday evening and awards are given.
On Saturday they have a quick draw contest. They select their subject prior to 10:00 AM and paint from 10:00 AM to noon. Then they frame their paintings and display them on the street. The winning paintings in both the Plein Air and Quick Draw contests were watercolors. 90% of the paintings were oils.