|My favorite colour combination.|
I believe that the fewer the colours in a painting, the better. Still, it’s tough to limit them when you love colour as I do. Now I want to use these 5 colours in a new painting that I can spend more time developing.
This past weekend I painted up a storm in the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal. The event, Paint the Town, is an annual fundraiser for the Annapolis Regional Community Arts Council (ARCAC). The resulting silent auction of the hundreds of paintings, sculpture and blacksmithing that is created also benefits the 75 participating artists.
Last year was my first time at the event and I blogged about it here. It’s a wonderful chance to paint in heavenly surroundings and to meet artists from all over Nova Scotia.
|My set-up at the Gardens.|
Like last year, I spent the first day in the colourful Begonia labyrinth garden and the second day at the lower pond listening to the tiny waterfall and the wind in the trees. As relaxing as that sounds, I focused intensely on my task of painting many little canvases to be taken back to the gallery at the Legion for the auction.
|Paintings from day 1: the begonias. (The iris were painted beforehand at home)|