Flower

Fun at the Fair

SO! I mentioned the Royal Winter Fair was coming up and that I’d have a painting there… but what I DIDN’T mention was that I’d be there doing a painting demonstration on Friday. Why wouldn’t I mention something like that, you ask? Good question. It’s probly cause I had never done anything like that before.

But the point is that I was, I did and I am! HA! Figure that one out.

Anyway, I was hired to do a demo at 11am and 3pm. So I figured I’d set up some GOURDS, and do two rounds of painting and hopefully have something finished by the end of the day. I did a practice painting a few days before just see what would happen, let’s take a look…

Not that great, but it took about an hour and a half to get this far... Ready for the Fair.

Not that great, but it only took about an hour and a half to get this far... THAT means I'm ready for the Fair.

What with all the sweet preparation I did, I think it went pretty well at the Fair. Here’s the painting I did while I was there…

This took about 4 1/2 hours in total... Not bad for painting in front of people all day.

This took about 4 1/2 hours in total... Not bad for painting in front of people all day.

Ok, so maybe I set them up mostly the same, but isn’t it just possible that there’s a PERFECT combination for every still life? And isn’t it just as possible that I found it for these five gourds? Sure. Why not?

Anyhow, if you recognize any of these veggies it’s cause I watercoloured them a little while back. I’m not one to be defeated by a vegetable, and that green bubbly guy gave me a pretty hard time on that watercolour. So naturally I had to give it another go. And his little friends, too.

But back to the Fair painting, that was a lot of fun. Pretty different when you’re all setup with an easel and stuff and y’know, supposed to be there, rather than when you’re just drawing in your sketchbook. You’d be surprised how pushy those museum crowds can get.

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