Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TD Art Gallery Paint In - A Grand Success!

This past Saturday was the TD Art Gallery Paint In, the biggest and most fun art show of the year. We couldn't have had a more perfect day weather wise. It was beautiful and sunny but not too hot. If you're from the area, you'll know that we've been experiencing a lot of rain, so it was a great relief to see the sunshine. 

Approximately 35,000 art enthusiasts roamed Moss St., a distance of about 10 blocks, being entertained by artists demonstrating their work, by painting on a community canvas, a mural, print making, trying out claywork, all sorts of wonderful opportunities for the public to experience art.

This is my set up. I also had a demo station on the left, along with a community canvas that could be painted on or if you were a little unsure of brushwork you could use oil pastels.

The Community  Canvas was lots of fun. The youngest person to paint was 2 years old, and the eldest was 90. There were lots of hearts, some rainbows, sunshine, flowers, trees, and lots of gestural strokes.

Here's two sisters sharing the bottom of the canvas. In fact the bottom of the canvas was really well worked. All in all it was a great day. I met many art enthusiasts who were interested in my process, and really wanted to understand how a blank canvas evolves into a complete painting. I was also really enjoyed my friends dropping by to say hi. Thanks everyone!!



  1. Wow! Claire, it looks like such a fun filled day! Glad it was successful !!! thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Hilda, Thanks so much for your comment on the Art Gallery Paint In. Yes, it was a very successful and fun day. Sorry I've been slow at responding, I was a way for a short time. Cheers, Claire

  2. Looks like a great turn out. Your set up looks really good.

    1. Thanks for you comment Karen. The Art Gallery Paint In is wonderful event much loved by both artists and the art loving public in Victoria. If you ever make it up here at that time, be sure to check it out!
      Cheers, Claire

  3. Hello Claire,
    congratulations on the success of the event! I found it interesting the display community. I've lived this experience and had excellent results.
    A big hug and a great weekend