To coincide with North Muskham’s Scarecrow Weekend on 18th and 19th September 2010, 24 members from Newark Art Group and Muskham Art Group got together for a Paint-a-long.
The photograph, donated by local photographer Jim Malloy, of Newark Wharf in flood was cut up into 24 squares. Each artist was given a square of photograph and a larger square of paper on which to paint their bit of photo. Although fun, it is quite a stressful thing to do because each square must match up closely with adjacent squares and you don’t want your square to stand out!
When all the painted squares were finished they were assembled to form the original picture again.
The results, as you can see, are quite amazing. All the artists breathed a sigh of relief and felt a good deal of satisfaction.
|The final painting
Thank you to all the artists who took part and especially John Geeson who organised the event.
This art work is now hanging in the new bus station on Lombard Street, Newark.