Last Lodge Cards of the Year

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Merry Christmas everyone!

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Mystery Lottery

Dawson Creek Art Gallery’s Mystery Lottery fundraiser is on again tonight!  Artists donate paintings, photographs, drawings, prints or other work to be concealed under brown wrapping.  Writers offer poetic hints as to what might lie beneath the paper… The curious, those who are willing to be lucky, purchase a ticket for a draw.  Someone’s name comes up.  What will she choose?  Can she guess what is under the paper?  Is it the piece she would like to have?  All is revealed!

This is quite the exciting evening.  Imagine the grain elevator turned gallery with spectators lining the spiraling ramp and looking down on the ticket holders tearing paper from their prize to see what it might be.  Fine food and drink, live music, and our show, Allure, stretching above the Lottery pieces, all the way to the top of the elevator.  Even those who haven’t got a ticket enjoy a wonderful evening of suspense, laughter and warmth.

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Judy’s donation: Festive Spray.  Watercolour on paper, and framed.lottery17.jpg

Carolyn’s donation: Autumn Colour.  Watercolour on canvas (that’s a different way to watercolour!  The canvas must be coated with watercolour medium to hold the paint).

Finally Finished

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It took a long time to paint this one as opposed to a landscape.  I found the composition much trickier than usual because each leaf, bird and branch could direct the eye.  It makes for a more active, chaotic image than a nice peaceful landscape, but there is certainly plenty to look at.  I enjoyed the contrast between the loose background and the very exact birds.  This piece will probably be call Warmth and Light or something along those lines.