Yesterday's Marco Island Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Marco's Wet Paint Live was a hugh success. Quite a mouthful, repeated often to explain the benefit to the many people who came out to view the artists painting. The weather was perfect with beautiful sunshine, warm and balmy temperatures and just enouogh clouds for a painting. After painting out all day, the artists rushed to change their painting clothes and take their finished painting to the gathering spot at the Hideaway Beach Club where anxious buyers were already waiting! The food was fabulous, buyers enjoyed the art show, the artists enjoyed talking about the challenges of their various sites and seeing each other's work, and the auction generated high excitement as each artist was introduced and every painting sold to active bidders. My thanks go to the Caruso's, successful bidders on my painting, pictured here. The scholarship fund is off to a good start and the event is sure to be repeated next year. Apologies to viewers denied entry into some of the members-only sites. That will be resolved in the future.