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.
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