Posted on | Thursday, June 16, 2011 | No Comments

With paint covered hands I continued to slather gobs of paint onto the 4x4 plywood piece working my way around all the detailed strawberries, flower blooms and squiggles. So many people participated in our community painting - the 20-something to the 30 and 40-something adding color, line and fill. A fellow who never held a paint brush in his life took brush and palette in hand to contribute. Another suggested painting was therapeutic for him - the busyness of the day vanishing as his eyes focused on color and the task at hand. A co-op artist showed me how to blend - while being challenged by the drying paint in the hot weather. Color theory was even discussed and minds were being opened to obtain the experience of another.

The children giggled as the blue paint monopolized the plastic plate of tempera. White clouds and red strawberries themed their cardboard pieces and they held up their masterpieces for camera. While drying in the sun their artwork beckoned to be picked up by their makers. SPLAT! SPLAT! A Pollack want-to-be christened her cardboard with a SPLAT! of red then a SPLAT! of yellow…An excited child yelled "this is my favorite booth" and we knew then, we did good.

Many new and improved thoughts swirling around for the "next year" to be even more rewarding. Thoughts of a larger sign shouting out that we are a gallery and yes we are in town! Many were excited to find this out. And that is why we were there!

As we near our first year of being in existence, a co-op of artists coming together and sharing in their ideas, passions and creative experience, we become richer for it.

With colors flying we thank you for visiting our booth and look forward to another visit from you where we reside on 113 North Washington.




Leave a Reply