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Monday, September 15, 2008

Celebrate the Arts community event

This weekend I participated in a wonderful community event called "Celebrate the Arts". I was asked to do a painting demo. Okay, so I can either work on house projects, run the kids around, make dinner OR paint for 5 hours, meet fun people, eat good food and drink Sangria? Well, THAT was a tough choice.












These were the two paintings I worked on while I was there. Not finished with either one, but I think a good start.

Below were two great kids I met who were just mesmerized by the watercolor paint. I gave them some brushes, paint and extra paper and let them play around with it. I love the inquisitiveness and lack of self consciousness that children have.

10 comments:

hbedrosian said...

I am amazed with what you accomplished in only five hours! Both paintings are beautiful already; I especially love the light in the second one.

Peggi Habets said...

Thanks, Holly. My post may have been a little misleading. I had the drawings finished and worked on the skintones and shadows before the event. That way if it was crowded and distracting I had the hardest part done.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

Hi Peggi!
oh how wonderful! your artwork touches so many people.
how inspiring!
:) melissa

Deborah Ross said...

Wow! I love your blog, I wish I had found it sooner.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Peggi, These are beautiful even at the unfinished stage.

Susan Donley said...

Beautiful glowing color, Peggi! The deep shadows really make them pop. But I know from (frustrated!) experience how hard it is to keep those skin tones glowing, especially when they ARE the shadows. You do it masterfully!

Peggi Habets said...

Deb, Melissa, Robin and Susan,
Thank you! Susan, you are right about those shadows. They are often my downfall. I almost need someone to be standing behind me when I'm painting and smack me in the head everytime I go near them. :-)

redchair said...

These are gorgeous Peggi. You are definitely an extraordinary portraiture artist.

I wanted to tell you that you look so much like a very dear friend of mine. Her name is Mia and she's beautiful like you.
Vikki

Peggi Habets said...

Well, thank you Vikki! Mia is a much more exotic name than Peggi. (which I changed from Peggy when I was 10 since my mother wouldn't let me legally change my name to Sunny.)

Theresa Rankin said...

These are absolutely beautiful...exquisite light, technique and color! I am a follower for sure!! Five hours...Geesh!!!