|A shot of the crowd during round one. Quite a nice turn out for an art event... the organizers must be pleased.|
|Artists in the first round, ready and waiting for the countdown.|
This video is from the beginning of round one. It was pretty interesting to see what could be created in 20 minutes (I have a couple other videos from the event over on my YouTube Channel, if you are interested in checking them out). I'm not sure how I would approach this... I usually paint in layers, and need time for things to dry before going ahead. I would probably end up with a canvas full of mud. It may be an interesting way to challenge myself though... maybe something to consider for next year.
A friend of mine was competing at this event, artist Sandra Robson. She also uses layering techniques in her painting, so it will be interesting to get her perspective as a participating artist. Maybe I can get her to do a guest post.... I'll have to ask and see what she says.
Here are some photos from the event... I will identify the artists where I can. I was pleased to see a mix of young painters starting out and older, more experienced artists. Honestly, I thought the room would be filled with kids... especially after I was asked if I was a senior and wanted the senior discount by the 20something taking tickets at the door. Seriously. I'm in my 40s. If I look that old, I desperately need an intervention. Someone please help me.....
|A couple of the artists chose to work on the floor instead of the easel. Only 20 minutes, so doable.|
|My friend Sandra Robson. You can check out the rest of her work on her Facebook page.|
|I can't remember this artist's name.... final result was pretty successful.|
|Artist Ryan C. Thompson. He was the overall winner of the event.|
|Artist Sumeet Gill. I believe she went on to the next round... but I don't seem to have a photo to confirm that.|
|Artist Seanre Bennett. You should have seen those pants by the time|
he left. Covered in paint. Hopefully, that was the intention.