|Sharon Guy from Sarasota|
|Ken Marshall working on his pastel|
All in all, it was another great outing. My goal for next year is to persuade some of the VAC artists (starting with Susan) to participate in the Quick Paint competition. With a $10 entry fee, what's there to lose? As one woman said, "I once heard that Monet had a bonfire every year to burn the works he'd done that didn't make the cut." Whether that's true or not, I take her point. Artists aren't always going to be enthralled with what they produce. Every painting is not going to be the next [insert the name of your favorite work here]. But we all grow with every new experience, and often it isn't even that painful. Thanks to the Fort Myers Beach Art Association for bringing this great event to the area.