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Monday, March 22, 2010


 Fire Chasers, 18 x 24 Watercolor, St. Germain

This was what I painted during the art event. A fantasy picture, mingled with reality. If you enlarge the pic you can see that I sketched a figure in between the two. I'm still considering the advantages and disadvantages in adding the poet whose pieces of paper are flying everywhere. 
For me, this  evening (Part II) was like a fire being built. Not a fire of destruction but a fire of freedom of burning away all the stress and irrelevant things in our life that so easily creeps in and sticks on us like glue.
A newbie myself I only knew a handful of people, so I tried to be very discreet with taking pics, as everyone was intensely engaged! 

At some moments I felt it would be intrusive to keep the camera clicking (even though I used a setting without flash). On one of these moments a dancer picked up someone's quilt that was laying on a chair, draped it around her shoulders and started dancing with it. 
This is what the watercolor (still in process) is about. I have no Native American blood in me, as well as the blond Caucasian dancer who's also a film maker, but I would say that this was definitely a war dance!

These percussionists were very intent on following each other in their rhythms

This man's instrument sounds like a chime when he hits it with a stick. 

Then prolongs the sound when he makes this surrounding motion (sorry, I don't know how else to explain it). 

This artist is painting a large abstract of "the Crown of Thorns."

Aft the end of the evening this artist told that "she had not done this in years." From what I could see, she seemed highly skilled in drawing her late uncle whom she had a photo of on her computer. She drew him with a very large fossil that he loved so much.

Next to the watercolor above, I also started an oil (24 x 24) called Passion -which I will post sometime in the future. I was intensely engaged, and I enjoyed this event thoroughly.  
For the poem of Fire Chasers click on top text in right side bar named ART NOTES


Stine in Ontario said...

Sounds like a very moving event. How nice for you to have been there!

matthew houskeeper said...

The painting reminds me very much of a lot of Brazilian art. I don't just mean the subject matter, but also the tones and mood. I am going to go put on a Chico Hamilton CD and then look at it again!

jeannette said...

Thank you - for me this event was food for the artists' soul!

Hey how do you know so much about Brazilian art? -did you live there, or have Brazilian friends? Have to admit I know nothing about Brazilian art, who the well-known painters are from there, etc.

Rosie said...

I love the woman's multi-coloured shawl in your painting - sounds like a very inspiring event:)

jeannette said...

it was great:) and you are right -it was very inspiring!

Tad-n-Tina said...

I Love this painting! It is so full of surprise & emotion ` Well done. :o)

jeannette said...

Thank you, Friend! What you said about the painting is exactly what I felt:)

Rebecca said...

Love those interesting instruments. It would have been wonderful to hear them! I can see the crown of thorns in the painting too!

jeannette said...

Yes, I was like a little girl in a candy store that evening, seeing and hearing all those instruments! I talked to the lady who did the huge painting since, and she told me she does murals regularly - that makes sense!

Doowmée said...

My english spoke isn't as well as before, too long time I don't use it. But enough I thought for said I like your paint, and I try to come and read all your posts.
I will come back soon

jeannette said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I am excited, for you are the first reader who actually lives in France.
May be you noticed that I have a French name? But my citizenship ifs from le Pays-Bas.
Don't worry about your English, it's good enough for me to know what you mean!!