Critique and Wrap Up

ImageIt’s always interesting to wrap up an art class and this one was very intense. Going to Italy is not the usual, so the surroundings were very different. And it was great to spend time with others from different parts of the world.

Chris started the evening critique with a grand gesture… he took a VERY long paint brush, stuck it into a pot of dark paint… and wrote his name across the top of a page of paper taped to an easel. We all looked on with curiosity.

Chris then turned and passed the brush to Dot and invited her to write her name as well. From there the brush went round the room and we all signed.

Have you ever held a very long brush and tried to write your name with it at arm’s length? I haven’t and it is quite awkward! So we laughed as we signed and passed the brush on – sure that our signatures were lacking in some way.

But that was not the point.

Our signatures were very different, just like our paintings – even though they were of the same subjects. And it was great to see our names all together as a piece of artwork unto itself. I hate it that Pam and Carol had to leave early and we didn’t get their signatures on our closing menu.

Anyway, it was fun to talk about the week and recall everything we did. It was a great experience and I hope it launches me into a new phase of artwork. I’m excited to be able to stay in Italy for a while to keep the momentum going. This must be what a sabbatical is like for those who take time out from their usual jobs and life. We’ll see where it goes…

Thank you Chris.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ellyn
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 20:03:34

    Sounds like you ended a fantastic week on a total artistic high! Good!


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