Tomorrow night is the Winter Garden Art Association's First "Splash" 2015 Gala at the 127 SoBo Gallery! I am participating in a Paint Around, with three other watercolor artists. The way it works is everyone designs a painting or uses a painting they have painted before. We have an hour to do all four paintings, the kicker is we all paint on each others. We start with our own, then after fifteen minutes the paintings are passed around counter-clockwise. I have 10 minutes, to work on the one to my left, then after 10 minutes, they get passed again and so on. The last 15 minutes of the hour, I get mine back to finish it. While we are doing this, guests will be arriving, milling around and drinking martinis and wine. Which maybe I should have before I start!
When they are finished we will all sign each one, back mat, and protect it. Throughout the evening volunteers will be selling raffle tickets to win a chance to take home the four paintings. All proceeds will go to the Winter Garden Art Association.
I have volunteered to help at an event like this at the Florida Watercolor Society Convention, but have never participated in one. It should be very interesting and a hoot to do. I'm looking forward to it!
I'm doing a rooster, because I love the bold color and Winter Garden in its hey day was a very rural area, with a produce and citrus industry. So wish me luck, or break a leg!