I had the pleasure of participating in the annual Quick Draw competition put on by Cape Ann Plein Air this year in Rockport, MA. Over 100 artists came to compete to finish a painting within the 2 hour time frame. I chose to paint a driveway down on Bearskin neck. I was drawn to the composition of the stairs and the view of the water and distant land you could see through the steps (although I did not get to the detail). After the time limit, artists were given time to frame their pieces and setup for the show later in the afternoon. To my surprise, I won a Judges Merit Ribbon. It was an honor for me to be showing at Rockport Art Association and Museum for the first time ever, but winning an award while being compared to prestigious local artists had really put the cherry on top. Can’t wait for next years event, and huge shout-out to all the other artists that attended, there was a lot of great pieces at the show!