Carolyn’s card for the PWS Christmas card swap on the weekend is the culmination of all those images painted before Christmas. Though not quite the large scale painting I once had in mind, this is still a good effort considering how I exhausted the subject! Oddly, one of the topics of conversation at the party was how some artists recommend painting a subject two, ten, 120 times! Well, I quit (for now) at whatever number this is, pleased with the way it turned out. Judy was pleased too: she drew my card.
The Peace Watercolour Society has been enjoying a Christmas get-together for decades. It involves a yummy potluck supper, a good discussion of all things watercolour, and a card exchange. That way, not only are we inspired to paint a card, we get an original watercolour from one of our peers!
This year Judy’s card was inspired by a local scene, the Spirit River itself. The deep blues of the shadowy riverbed look peaceful and mysterious. Whose tracks are those? What goes on down there where nobody goes?