This was the perfect set-up for a umbrella day as the wind was minimal, and the temperature was comfortable to stand in the shade. I was just about to pack up and hand in for my last day of the competition and my umbrella caught a breeze, and unaware that my easel leg wasn't tighten and as I turned to grab my umbrella and the whole easel gave way to the wind. Of course the tears came and I almost packed up without the painting, but after a friend came by photographing the event expressed a positive notion of fixing it all in the two hours I had left to turn in I decided to pursue the challenge.. So glad I did as Larry Degraff gave me an honorable mention for the painting. I was so excited to receive this award. I posted the finished painting in the post above this one.