Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

1/28/11

Wet Paint Live, Heat of the Moment painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Heat of the Moment, Jo-Ann Sanborn
Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x30"

If you missed last night's Wet Paint Live auction at the Art League of Marco, you missed something special!  It was a blast.  Eighteen artists had done a great job of braving the cool weather to complete a beautiful set of outdoor paintings.  A goodly number of patrons came to the evening event ready to enjoy seeing the finished work and to bid. 

Kretches provided a yummy buffet, wine flowed, and the artists were introduced.  (most of us smile graciously while really wanting to throw up when it's your painting up for bid)  Auctioneer Chris Lombardo did a great job keeping the audience bidding and laughing with his funny and occasionally irreverent style, and most of the painters were pleased when their paintings sold for the price of a good days work. 

Marcoites are becoming familiar with the local artists, and and some of our dearest collectors came to bid on paintings by their favorites.  Many new faces were seen in the crowd, and one dear gentlemen told me he had flown in specifically for the event and had had a ball, and picked up some nice paintings as well.  

Marco Island Wet Paint Live is a partnership between Marco's artists, Marco's arts organizations, and the Leadership Marco arm of the Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to all who came, and to those who purchased. Marco's students will benefit since the money raised will all go to scholarship.  Don't miss it next year! 

My painting?  In the heat of the moment I forgot to take a photo.  Geeze! 

2 comments:

ArtMuse Dog and Carol said...

JoAnn ~ I love this painting and the palette is very different from what I remember of your paintings, no? Wishing you the best in the day ~ hugs and namaste, cz:) How is the weather in Marco Island?

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Yes, I'm exploring the warmer colors more often. It's beautiful here today, will be close to 80 and sunny. Guess you'll be having another storm. Stay safe!

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