I had a great time last night at the 8th Gorilla House Live Art Battle! Many of the regulars were there, and lots of new faces, too. Here’s Bruce; don’t you love his shirt??
I was quite thrilled to walk into the gallery and see my paintings on the wall! Thanks to Elijah for hanging them.
Janice Beaton Fine Cheese was set up again. Towards the end of the night, I started chatting with a wonderful person who introduced herself as Janice. “As in, Janice Beaton?” I asked. Yes! I was totally wowed. It was like meeting a celebrity. Wendy, who works with Janice Beaton Fine Cheese, told me about this Riopelle cheese, which is adorned with artwork by the Canadian artist of the same name. How cool is that? Hm, I wonder what Fireman cheese would taste like! Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
Like last time, I set up in the front room.
And painted, and painted, and painted. I started getting a little worried that they weren’t going to come together, but they did. I guess they always do! I have to trust the process! The themes for the night were: red knife, layers of colour, and midnight bike riders. The second one was made for me, but I was able to incorporate the other two as well!
As usual, there was an auction at the end – it was pretty long, because there were so many artists, but there were two great musical interludes, too!
The musician Ethan Collister wrote a song during the art battle. He auctioned off the rights to the song (along with a simple demo and lyrics). Love that idea. There was a bit of a battle going for that one!
Theresa de Grosbois bought both of my paintings! I was feeling pretty special that she wanted both.
Kath was back again, and rocked the night again with her beautiful piece.
It was great to see my friend Caryl there, too. I hope to see you (that’s a general “you”, not specific to you, Caryl! But I would love if you were there, too, of course!) there at the next art battle. Bring your paints!