Montgomery Art Association

Let's Create Together: Members Paint Rain

8 Jul 2020 3:06 PM | Martina Sestakova (Administrator)

By Martina Sestakova

Let's create together! One idea, many unique interpretations. If you follow our MAA Members Facebook page, you know we enjoy painting together. This blog highlights our latest project inspired by a photograph by Elizabeth B Sullivan, a Washington-DC based photographer. You can see Elizabeth's work on Instagram at @elizfrog77This photograph - called "Downpour" - was our first abstract inspiration so we really got to play! Members were encouraged to interpret the photo in any medium and any way (e.g., as part of a realistic painting). 

This group activity aims to celebrate the diversity of MAA members' work so join future activities and show us your artistic point of view. Scroll below to see how our members interpreted the inspiration.

Original photograph; credit: Elizabeth B Sullivan


Our Member's Interpretations

Deb Walmer, Let the Rain Come Down Down, Acrylic, Oilstick, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 30" 


Martina Sestakova, Downpour, Watercolor on Yupo, 4" x 6"


Anita Gupta, My interpretation, Peace and Serenity, Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 20" 


Susan Farrer, Watercolor with Ink, 9" x 10" (Susan says, "The photo brought to mind the dripping, cool feeling of a forest just after rain.")

Tena Turner, Colored Pencil on Paper, 6" x 9" (Tena says, "When I squinted at the photo, it made me think of Japanese woodblocks.") 



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