Oh, my goodness, I had such fun tonight! Tonight was Washakie Museum’s 4th Annual Mammoth Quick Draw Event. I’ve wanted to go before but it hadn’t worked out until this year. Thirty one artists either created an entire artwork (quick draw) or finished a started one (quick finish).
Although I had to go by myself, there were a few Ten Sleep people there, and a few Worland business owners I knew… but that’s ok when you want to just stand there and watch people create great art! I could be jealous of the artists… but I’m more inspired to try to create something I like!
I’ve just got to share though!
Gayle Barnett (with whom I took that watercolor class a few weeks ago), Sam Angelo (woodturning), Tawni Shuler (mixed media), Tracy Myers (woodburning)
Christine Dubbs (watercolor), Mark McKenna (oil), Victoria Frisbee strikes a pose while drying her relief print of a horse, Linda Jolley (acrylic on slate)
Well, as you can tell there were many types of art, clay/bronze, raku pottery, wood working… but here are my favorites…
But THIS ONE!!!!! OMAGOSH. Airbrush acrylic by Robert Martinez. He had some other Indian portraits on faux treaty papers… I loved them. I couldn’t afford them, but I loved them. Now WAYWAYWAY back in the day, I airbrushed geological maps alongside my father at a little oil company called Rainbow Resources. Later, I airbrushed notecards (Greet Cards, get it????) and sold them at craft fairs. Never was I brave enough to try things like this, NOT EVEN CLOSE. But that makes me love and appreciate his talent even more… and Indian portraits???? Be still my heart. It did give me an idea that is now lurking in the back of my brain, though!
All the artists were amazing… Food, wine, a few friends… and dry roads all the way home!!! Doesn’t get much better than that!