Judy and Carolyn enjoyed instructing a class of ladies one fine spring evening. Our subject was a bit warmer and leafier than our weather, but certainly something to look forward to. Here are some of the results of Watercolour 101.
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.
The ladies’ took on a tricky subject: it isn’t the waterfall itself here that is difficult, it’s the composition of the layers of land and the idea of the water passing between them. They did well as usual, however, and were pleased with the days’ work.
What can you put in the mail these days that is more than a card and yet doesn’t cost more in postage than in actual gift value? Well, we watercolourists have a few ideas!
Here is a little birthday gift sent by Carolyn, depicting the birthday girl’s holiday destination. Hopefully it brings back lovely memories of holiday freedom.
The ladies have decided: it’s time for some summer! We enjoyed using all the greens and yellows, then adding a jolly red barn for warmth and cheer as we reach the end of February.