|One of two paintings created during the event last weekend. We were only planning on doing one, but it wasn't |
big enough for us all to work at the same time. And a bunch of artists are not going to sit around and watch....
|Artist Christine Newman starting off|
the first of the two paintings.
Working with other artists is interesting. Everyone sees different things when they look at a painting in progress. There were a few times when we stopped to discuss what was working and what wasn't, and then between us quickly figured out a direction. When I'm working alone it can take me weeks to figure out what the problem is and how to fix it. To complete two pieces in a 4 hour time span seemed pretty amazing to me. And the fact that I thought they were both good even more amazing.
Overall everyone seemed to enjoy the whole thing and it was agreed that we would do this again in the future. The gallery has already started to plan the next event in September... I won't be participating due to family obligations, but it is sure to be a good time. If you live in the Toronto area and think you'd like to pop around to watch, you can follow either Imagemaker gallery or myself on Facebook for updates.
|I had a drawing of a bird prepared in advance... just in case we needed something. Here Lisa and Christine are holding it in place while I paint around it.|
|Artist Lisa Jayne Irvine is working on the smaller of the two pieces. |
We all switched back and forth all afternoon, working on the piece that was
speaking to us at the moment.
|Graffiti artist Joseph Capobianco adding the lettering to the almost complete piece...|
|While he was doing that, the rest of us worked on finishing the other one...|
|And the second piece complete. This one has been donated to Interm Place, a local women's shelter.|
Everyone needs a little beauty in their lives. Hopefully this will provide a bit for these residents.