PARIS MIXED MEDIA
I had the pleasure of teaching a group of ladies at a shower yesterday where the soon to be bride and groom got engaged in Paris. Not at the usual Eiffel Tower but at the Palais Royale (near the Louvre). There was a decent sized group of them considering half had come from Montreal, including the lovely Mimi who had orchestrated the whole thing. She is the one on the right. Don’t they look cute in my Peaberry aprons?
Since the couple got engaged at such a unique place, I knew I had to create a piece incorporating the building some how. This was no easy task in that it is a massive and very detailed feat of architecture. I created the background and drew in an outline for the girls to follow. I brought all my supplies and explained what needed to be done and set them off to work.
I heard that the couple were avid travellers so I brought maps from different cities they had visited together to be used as parts of the building.
I also brought papers and paints in the wedding colours, which were blue, yellow and gold. Here is the bride to be, Wendy, hard at work creating a mosaic. Being an artsy gal, she couldn’t just slap on the paper and paint. She was completely surprised and had no idea about the shower. Love when that happens.
A big thank you to Cindy (on the right) who introduced my work to the organizers which made the whole day possible.
I was very impressed how they took my outline and ran with it. Here is the proud crew with their finished pieces.
The pieces all put together. It turned out very bright and cheerful just as a Paris mixed media piece should be.
I then took it home and added some finishing touches to it, like a clock that read 2pm. I asked Wendy what time her fiance had proposed :)
I also scattered some love themed sentiments in the form of rub-ons throughout the painting.
The final masterpiece
Now, I need to get it back to Wendy so she can read all the wonderful messages everyone left her on the back of their canvases. I am kind of sad I have to part with it.