Together with some colleagues, I spent the Saturday evening at ArtJamming and painted the night away. It was a different way to spend the evening, and thanks to Yvan’s connection, (he’s Canadian French and my school’s Art Coordinator), we only paid HK$300 (S$60) each for a canvas (choose between 2 sizes, Large and Small) and unlimited use of acrylic paint, brushes and sponges. Since the HK$300 that I paid for is the same for either the large or small canvas, guess which one I chose as a good “Kiasu” S’porean.
Btw, D stayed home for a couple of reasons. One, he is experiencing some discomfort due to a blockage in his sinus and doc had recommended he stayed home to rest. Two, I had bought him an Xbox 360 as his early b’day pressie, before I left for ArtJamming today. Well, between painting and playing with his new toy, guess which was the obvious choice.
Anyway, ArtJamming (which is actually quite near the Sze’s place where D & I got our tattoos) doesn’t have a big area, but it was well-stock with the necessary equipment. I didn’t have any idea what I wanted to paint, and so I just let my feelings and creativity took over. It felt therapeutic mixing and applying the colours without a plan, somewhat haphazard and random, and it felt good.
After some suggestion from Yvan to include something “stronger”, I decided to include the tree at the side. Anyway, he wanted me to include lilies etc, but I had to remind him I am not Monet. Besides, all the standing and painting is quite tiring ah. By the time I completed my “masterpiece”, it was about eleven thirty.
It would have been nice to have D accompany me to ArtJamming and perhaps, the 2 of us could do a painting each. But I reckon he isn’t the arty farty sort anyway. When I got home and woke him up from his beauty sleep, I just had to show him my artwork, which is now looking nicely strung on the study door. But come to think of it, I didn’t paint alone tonight, I had shared this time with my lil’ one.
I would like to go back again; in fact, I do have an idea of what I want to paint the next time. 🙂
More pics of my colleagues/frens’ works here.