We got into the meat of PACE17 on Tuesday, April 26 starting at 6:30am with Art Marketing Bootcamp. I have learned so much from these sessions and this year’s bootcamp was just as informative and inspiring.
I also jumped onto the pastel track for Brenda Boylan‘s pastel demo. I haven’t done much pastel painting lately and I was looking for some inspiration to pick up the sticks again. Brenda’s presentation was just the ticket.
In the afternoon, plein air painters took over the hotel grounds en masse. It was a beautiful day and we had a marvelous marina setting to paint.
We were then treated to a gorgeous sunset.
I found a new spot to set up and painted a nocturne of the boats and lights in the marina. I used just the ambient light from the hotel to find my way though this painting.
Here’s what the painting looks like in the light — surprise!
I spotted more outstanding paintings on Tuesday at the Faculty/Attendee Art Show: