I got real brave and signed up for the "Quick Draw"! In case you are not familiar with such -They stamp the back of your canvas to make sure you have not previously worked on it. The artists all get set up in the designated area. They sound a horn, and you have two hours to complete your piece before the horn sounds again. Then you take your painting and easel for display, over to the tent for judging, and then they are for sale. Yeah, It's basically taking painting and turning it into a spectator sport with a good dose of competition and the urgency of a speed drill ! But it was a lot of fun ! And you can imagine my exhilaration when folks were asking for the number stamped on the back so they could purchase it.
My new collectors don't appear to be sticklers for straightness, thank goodness! And they like their art fresh off the easel, so we'll just call it spontaneous and not overworked. It says just enough to read - street scene. So like in a huge and public Pictionary game, I guess I managed to get my point across just before the time ran out. (Thanks again - to the Machemers from Port St. Joe.)I heard a comment about "artists painting artists". Then when it was time to lay down the brushes, take a deep breath, and gulp down the 2-hour old chai tea from the "No Name Bookstore and Cafe", I realized I was included in a wonderful young artist's painting. If you want to check out more of his work, this link will take you there -http://www.jrichardsstudio.com/ James Richards, Athens, GA.
He also sold his painting.