Something new for Swimming-in-Paint!!
THE COACH’S “WOW” AWARD
WOW! We got talent exposed! Last weekend we finished up our first workshop. The January team worked hard. Some continued at home between sessions to produce a wide body of work around a "Single Subject". By design, the team is always made up of many different skill levels because we also learn from each other.
I believe hard work needs to be acknowledged beyond the classroom setting. After reviewing the class photos and recapping the month - seeing the progress made by the team - I felt the time was right to make it happen.
The "Jump Factor" is something that stops you in your tracks and you take notice. It often happens in Swimming-in-Paint and needs to be acknowledged. This year each month, we'll have a COACH’S “WOW” AWARD to celebrate a member’s hard work. I'm also dedicating a wall to this end in my Crossroads Gallery. Each month the wall will feature a new "Swimming-in-Paint" award winner. The "WOW" painting will also be displayed during the bi-monthly Crossroads opening. Plus, the whole gallery will be dedicated to a month long "December Swimming-in-Paint Exhibit"
The Team Member "WOW" award of the month is Mary Claire Coster for her (9) Iris paintings. Congratulations to Mary Claire for a stunning months work! It's hard to pick a favorite. Mary Claire's Irises look equally wonderful at 30 feet as they do up close and personal.....:=)
COACH'S “WOW” AWARD WINNER
RED IRIS 20x16 oil on linen by Mary Claire Coster
MARY CLAIRE’S MONTHS WORTH OF PAINTINGS
Mary Claire hard at work on her final 36x36 linen canvas
End of 2nd day
Mary Clare's 36x36 is well on its way to the finish line at home.