Banner Day in Watertown

A few years ago I agreed to paint a banner that would be hung up on Main Street in Watertown, Wisconsin. This has since become a yearly event in the city and a way to raise money for the arts.  This year I agreed to do two banners. That is four paintings!

The hardest thing is too come up with an idea. This banner reflects our time spent in Australia and the art done by the Aborigines.  They do amazing work by putting dots of color in their pictures. I really found the art striking. So I decidedly to put a similar design on my banner.

The banners go on sale in the fall. My daughter has directed me to bid on this one.  She says it will look great hanging in her home in Texas.

24″x36″ canvas, acrylic

Banner Day

In Watertown Wisconsin local artists paint canvas banners that are hung on Main Street during the summer.  Residents vote on which banners they like the most. In September the banners are taken down and are sold at auction.

My banner titled Going to Church got Honorable Mention.  My husband purchased my  banner for me.  All proceeds go to beautifying the city of Watertown. It is done annually and I am already thinking of what to paint next year.