Over the weekend  as part of the Garden Party show I was invited to paint in the gallery. I cut some flowers from the yard and placed them in the window. I used them for the afternoon and while I worked people stopped by to talk about paint and painting. There was no shortage of conversation. We talked and I worked at the sketch and invited those that were inclined to try their hand. Some expressed that they had bought materials and had them at home for years but were too afraid to use them. I passed them the brushes and colours and with some coaxing, away they went.  I hope I helped them over that problem. The show itself is going well with lots of great comments and support. The Chronicle Herald newspaper ran a large full colour image of one of the paintings and so the work was sold before it was hung.