I find it inspires me and challenges me to be the best I can. When alone, I have the tendency to slide, lose focus and get lost in my work.
Having others in to work with me, or just knowing I will need to show my artwork helps keep me focused.
So about once a month I invite some of my former students and other local artists to come over and sit in my sunroom and have a draw-in.
An art making party.
My enclosed, back porch is the location. With windows on 3 sides it is a bright, airy room even on our frequent, cloudy days.
With a gas fireplace, even winter afternoons are comfortable.
Those that meet vary in age and experience. I have high school students and seniors, beginners and teachers. We all bring something to share (we need to keep our strength up!)
And we spend several hours either drawing or painting.
This month 4 of us met.
|Barb's Calla Lily|
Start of the day
|Barb's Calla Lily |
at the end of the day.
|Paulette Tries Charcoal|
|Paulette's First Charcoal|
|Brenda will use this in her classes|
And then there is me.
A retire semi-literate artist who simply loves to draw and paint.
|Made some progress on my Pelican in Flight|
Background takes a long time!