Our kids classes worked two weeks on their fish acrylics. We turned the studio into an aquarium. Here are the bright and cheery results!
The kids in our classes were excited to paint their own pencil boxes. We used acrylics, adding many layers to deepen the colours and add lots of detail.
To start with, they don’t look like much.
A few more layers and a bit more detail.
The swans box finished, along with Judy’s roses and some of the results from the older kids’ class.
The 7 – 9 year olds were really proud of their boxes.
The hospital in Spirit River has a great little gallery where local artists can show their work for three months and, in return, donate 25% of their sales to Palliative Care right here in the hospital. Staff, patients and the general public enjoy the changing scenery. As we take down each show, eager questions as to what will be up next are proudly met. As we hang each show, passersby stop to take in the appeal of brand new art.
Judy is a long time member of the Palliative Care Committee and was the genius behind our hanging system. She has been booking artists and hanging shows since the space was first set aside for a gallery. Carolyn is good at helping to hang, label, and take down shows as well.
Until June, members of the Peace Watercolour Society, including Judy and Carolyn, will have their work hanging in the hallway gallery. We hope our pieces brighten the days of all who pass.
Carolyn had the pleasure of being commissioned to paint a watercolour of this familiar local scene (the Dunvegan Bridge over the Peace River) to be presented to a famous Canadian. The new owners brought great joy and excitement to our Peace Country, and hopefully some of that feeling went back with them in this painting.
Our adult classes were thrilled to have a chance to create watercolour dioramas demonstrating aerial perspective. They quite enjoyed cutting out little scenes, painting them, and discussing the theory. Here are some of their creations.