A wonderful weekend at Paint The Town
Paint the Town, Annapolis Royal is an on-site painting weekend that is held mid-August each year. For over 20 years it has attracted 80 or so participants and hundreds of art lovers looking for good art at good prices. Proceeds from the silent auction are split 50/50 with the artist and ARCAC, a wonderful artists' organization and gallery in town.
Saturday was hot, hot, hot but cooler in the shade of the Historic Gardens overlooking the marsh.
At another spot I was joined by two furry friends. The chipmunk beside me seemed so interested that I wished that I could have given him a bidding number!
Sunday was another story!
Fog and rain but I worked from just outside my billet at Jan and Cam Albright's incredible home in Granville Ferry. The coffee, wash pencil and acrylics that I was working with were pretty unpredictable in the humidity - fun.
Then the fun begins, the paintings are hung, the crowd gets thicker and the bidding gets faster and more competitive. Always exciting.
Big! Bold and now in place!
LIMINAL SPACES is a 12 foot triptych on loan to Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) and can be seen in the piano studio.
As well as being unusually large, LIMINAL SPACES was created with the out -of-the-ordinary media: tea, coffee, acrylic and ink on canvas.
Fittings and hanging mechanism were designed for the piece by Dave Campbell who also installed the work.
LIMINAL SPACES: a meditative painting that invites you to breath and dream.