This coming weekend sees another of my home town's Winter Weekend celebrations. Throughout the winter months, every year, Port Fairy hosts a number of events, except I've gone and got myself involved this time. I didn't mean to. It just sort of happened.
While you can see the range of events taking place for this culinary-inspired weekend here, I rashly agreed to participate in the Smorgasbord of Port Fairy Art exhibition - a mosaic of paintings, depicting fragmented scenes of the town, which will be the subject of a competition (guess the layout of the mosaic). Twenty local artists were invited to choose one of twenty photos as the basis for a small painting (40 x 30cm), which will then be arranged as a mosaic. The photos, as chosen by each artist, can be found with details of the competition here, but that's my photo above.
I must confess, this has caused me some angst and I would have destroyed my effort several times over if I hadn't made a commitment. It may have been significantly smaller than the piece I put together for this year's Biblio-Art Exhibition (and I blogged about that and my nod to Jeffery Smart right here), but I found this one considerably harder. Nonetheless, I learned a bit along the way and played around with different brush strokes, so, while I wouldn't hang it on my wall, I'm happy to pin it up here for the time-being.