Vis Art played host to Mayor Cllr Maureen Morrow on Wednesday 4th March. After a refreshing cup of tea and chat with members Madam Mayor joined us in our “Patchwork Challenge”.
Take one well known painting, make two large copies. Cut one into 25 similar sized pieces, cover the other. Each participant is given one of the 25 pieces at random plus a piece or similarly sized paper and have 30 minutes to paint their image on to the paper with accuracy of colour and size. The object is to re-make the painting from the pieces which have been painted. For practical reasons we limited participants to the use of Acrylic, Watercolour or pastels.
The normal buzz of conversation was conspicuous by its absence during the 30 minutes we worked on the Challenge and a general moan of disbelief was heard when “time’s up” was called. When Lesley Sharp, our Society for All Artists coordinator, re-made the patchwork and revealed the original we were all pleasantly surprised. “Oh, that’s what that is.” “Gosh, it actually meets the rest of the tree trunk.” “That man’s head is in the right place.”
How well did we do? Judge for yourself.
Madam Mayor expressed her thanks for an unusual and relaxing visit where she met many old friends and made new ones and we all agreed that she’s a great sport for taking on our “Patchwork Challenge”