Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Paint Around" wrap up by Nancy Noel May

Saturday, November 7th, 2009 found four painters,
Jane Faudree, Kristin Gibson, Nancy Noel May & Phil Meade
gathered under a tent in front of
Spectrum Art & Jewelry
to participate in a unique painting event: a Paint Around.
The two hour event consisted of all starting with an 11x14 canvas
and the same black & white photo of a marsh scene.
Paintings were started and after 30 minutes the canvases were passed on to the next artist.

The first pass had some of the artists concerned that they were painting
over the previous artist’s conception. “Go for it” I told them,
this is what the process is all about –
seeing the changes that take place when four painters take turns
adding their strokes to a canvas.

When I envisioned this event, I knew that we would have fun,
but had no idea that we would have such a grand time -
I would do this again with no hesitation.
It took us the first hour to loosen up and get into the spirit of the Paint Around.
Each painting took its twists and turns as the next in line worked their magic.
All paintings have a similarity, but are unique to the artist finishing the painting.

Can you guess who started and finished each of these paintings? Each one has four creators. You'll just have to come to the gallery and see for yourself!
They are even more gorgeous in person. But don't wait too long,
they'll be gone after Friday night! ~ Star

Dreams of Wilmington is a wonderful organization that brings
art, music, creative writing and theater to underprivileged children.
They have been selected to reap the rewards from our endeavors.
On Friday, November 13th
Spectrum Art & Jewelry will host our
November Open House & Wine Tasting
from 6-8pm
At 7pm the Live Auction begins!
Paul Wilkes will be our auctioneer.

All the proceeds from the four paintings will go to
Dreams of Wilmington.
Spectrum will also donate 10% of any other sales that evening to Dreams.

I hope you can come out this Friday to see our finished paintings, share in the artist’s community spirit and support Dreams of Wilmington.

Nancy Noel May

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