Saturday, 11 June 2016

Success! - Mostly

My first Watercolour Painting Party was today and I think it went rather well. There were a few minor problems; the weather was cold and wet so we set up in the basement, and I forgot to charge the battery in the camera and it died on me before I finished taking photos.
There were seven party goers, all seniors except for a 12 year old boy who really likes art. His mother is a friend and she booked the space for him when I offered it to her.
My husband took some photos from the stairway so the angle was wrong to get a shot of everyone. This is Grietja holding Spence's painting so he could see it from a distance,
It is too bad that the lamp is blocking Donna but here you see Spencer sharing his painting with the rest of the group.
Barb, Jim, Donna and Grietja with their paintings. It is so interesting that people can paint the same scene and end up with very different paintings. Most of the 'students' were new to painting although Barb took a few lessons years ago and Grietja has painted a bit in acrylic.
This is were my camera was dying. I couldn't see what I was doing and managed to cut off heads and pretty much all of Lesley's painting - grrr! Anyway, this is Spencer, Gay and Lesley. It is a good thing that I am an artist because I sure ain’t a photographer - lol!

Everyone seemed to have a great time and I have hopes that they will come back in the fall for another Watercolour Painting Party.




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  1. Looks like they all had a blast, Val - well done!

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    1. Thanks Win - I have another group next Saturday - lots of fun!

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  2. Well you can't control the weather but looks like plan B worked. Good for you, from the pics it appears all came away with good looking pictures. Lots of prep,work for you but I think you did well and even thought of,things I wouldn't have. Just add charge camera batteries to your check list. Kudos

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    1. Thanks Nelvia. I have to think that 'something' has to go wrong just to keep me human - lol - but I will definitely charge the battery next week.

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  3. Congratulations Val! Looks like fun was had by all :)

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    1. Thanks Sheila, they were a great bunch

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  4. Looks like it was a great success!!! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Joan. It went well and better yet, we had fun!

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