Today the three of us were painting, which was great. Barbs, snide remarks, jokes, etc. were a part of our day once again, along with long silences spent with brush in hand and focused on our work. People who do not paint can't know how much concentration goes into the process: How much paint? What color? How to mix? Which brush? ...and so many other unknowns while creating a work of art. It is quite a challenging situation, but when it all comes together it becomes such a joy, one that gets better as your skill and comfort level increases.
Anyway, back to the blog. Dawn was busy all day painting in mostly shells, talk about a challenge. She had a myriad of images to choose from, but was sure to pick the ones that, if critters lived in them, they would be from this area. I can picture children fingering the shells to try to pick them out of the canvas they look so real. She also tweaked some birds and a few other elements, and blocked in a floating bottle and began work on foam at the water's edge. She mentioned the names of the shells which I have forgotten, so you will just have to enjoy the view without the names.
|Dawn Mill's Panel #5, showing new shells and birds|
|Birds roughed in on Panel #5 by Dawn Mill|
|Christine Thomas' Panel #5 with addition of many fishes|
Christine's panels, below, may seem a little fuzzy, as the light in the area of the room where Christine paints is not as good.
|Close-up of Christine's fishes|
|Close-up of Chirstine's fish|
|Judy Burgarella's Panel #1 with addition of lighning and flying ibis.|
Below is the ibis I painted into the sky.
There will be no painting or posting Friday, as the Community Center is closed. So check back on Monday and see what's new!
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