A playful tempera piece created to music in a workshop entitled Freedom, Passion and Painting.
This painting, which I titled Whimsey, was created on a torn piece of butcher paper with bulk tempera paints from plastic jugs--and one fat brush. The intent of the workshop was to immerse ourselves in the process without concern for the product. We painted to music, danced around occasionally to view the paintings of others and generally turned the process into play. At the end of the day almost everyone had enjoyed the process--and produced some incredible products as well.
I have turned this one and several others from that workshop into Art Trading Cards to trade this coming Saturday. Some 80 people will attend, gathering at a local gallery to wander around and trade these tiny pieces of art. No money changes hands, only ATC's.
It has become a minor obsession for me, but one I can do while watching TV. I rarely watch TV until April rolls around and then I can be found watching Colorado Rockies Baseball games--when the team is on the road. Last night was the season opener--on the road. I watched the game while signing and numbering each series of cards. Our baseball home opener is April 12 and I'll be there rooting for our persistent but loveable underdogs.