Here is the first painting I did at the Carnival of Colour last year:
This Michael who looks after the cars at our local break ‘The Pipe’. It is watercolour on 300gm Bockingford and is 550 x 380mm.
Last year the new chairman of the local art society, Herman Van Zyl, asked to see my paintings and then asked me if I would like to participate in an event which he airily described as “a whole lot of artists painting in a hall where people could watch them”. I thought that sounded cool and kind of forgot about it till I saw a small poster in an art shop where I was buying some colours.
I noticed Ryno Swart’s name and wondered what he was up to. I had done some classes with him that I had really enjoyed. Then my heart did a small stop when I saw my name. Then I realised this was it.
I really wanted to have an opportunity to paint some portraits in front of people. And Michael was the first.
Also watercolour on 300gm Bockingford and 550 x 380mm.
And then, because there was time and I was really enjoying the event. I started this painting of Nichole’s mother:
Also watercolour on 300gm Bockingford and 550 x 380mm. Which was going well but ran out of time.
It was a great opportunity. Some of the artists came ready to do a show, next time I will too. But for now I am marking this up as a major achievement.