Monday, August 23, 2010

My finished Gouache Watercolor painting of Brooks Lake.
Other events taking place were Indian dancers performing right behind us as well as a Chainsaw carving contest by some of the top artisans in the country and later a Pig wrestling contest. A number of vendors were also set up and the Bacon brothers performed for over a thousand people which is a great event for a town of less than that population. Proceeds go towards establishi8ng a ranch retreat for surviving families of service people lost in the Iraq and Afghan war. This year a number of those folks stayed at the Absaroka Guest Ranch NW of town and it is a time of healing and sharing for those families who have contributed their best to America. A worthy cause that is all ready reaping huge rewards and times of healing. God bless them all.

3 comments:

Erik said...

That's a beautiful result Gary, and the matte looks gorgeous on that painting. Is that a Soltek you're using? Do you like it?

Christiane Kingsley said...

What a gorgeous painting, Gary, I am glad that you had great weather and a huge turnout for this very worthwhile fundraiser. Good job, people of Dubois!

Vicki Greene said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Your painting is terrific. Your work makes me want to give Gouache a try.