On the Eastern Shore for Plein Air Easton's Quick DrawSunday, August 03, 2014
I'm currently reading James Michener's epic, Chesapeake, having been inspired by our recent trip to Maryland for Plein Air Easton's Quick Draw competition.
Yes, I grew up in MD, but had never managed the trip east from Annapolis to meander around this side of the Bay. The Eastern Shore seems a world apart from the just-outside-DC areas of the state - it has a slower-paced, New England-meets-the-South aura, with roadside crab shacks, corn-rich farmstands, and wide open spaces between the fingerlike waterways.
We explored Easton and St. Michael's, biked and bird-watched in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and kayaked the calm waters near Oxford.
I chose to work in watercolor for the Quick Draw and happily sold my work to a local collector within ten minutes of the horn signaling "brushes down."