Tuesday I painted with Betty Cooper at her place. She explored abstraction based on an inspiration from my blog! How cool is that! She provided house painter tools for both us and I did a really cool underwater style painting which I had started a month ago and couldn't quite get the underwater effect. I have it now and it is showing at Genco Pools on Jamil Rd in the St. Andrews area of Columbia, SC along with 4 other wonderful paintings. After I hung them; I received so many compliments and several people asked me about buying them too. I am really happy about showing my art there and the response it is getting.
Wednesday evening; I painted with Betsy and Maria. I actually forgot to bring a canvas with me . Can you believe it? No one had a spare, so I grabbed the large cardboard; I lined my trunk with and brought that into the studio and painted in acrylics on cardboard. I cut it up as it was pretty big. Since cardboard is not acid free; it was more like an exercise in primary colors. To my amazement and Maria and Betsy's too; it came out really good. Tuesday I will paint there again so I left the cardboard painting. My plan: I can paint it on a thick canvas; knowing it will work; I just have to make it larger.
I saw many artists this week and received artwork from several as well. This week I will post artwork from The ABC group! I will tell you about the wonderful presentation we had at the SOAL meeting with Alicia Leeke and about our upcoming juried art show.