I like to paint. I could spend hours painting and not even realize time is passing until I start to get hungry and discover that I skipped lunch. And dinner. The problem is that I also love to be around people. So, while I’m hidden away painting for hours I sometimes get lonely. Also, opportunities to socialize will sometimes keep me from painting. The best possible situation for me? Painting with friends! In the same room is good, but on the same canvas is the best. The sweet thing about communal art is that there’s no pressure to create something amazing–the point is just to create something together–so it can be fun for friends who don’t feel like they’re “good” at painting. Everyone just adds a little bit at a time.
Here’s a time-lapse video of Will, Tim H. and I painting together. We did this while all the fires were burning and everything smelled like Mordor. I think it influenced our subconscious.