Oh yes, ‘Gasmii! We’re getting close to the Work of Art finale. Just in time for Hanukkah AND Christmas. How excellent!
Doesn’t that guy look a little like Dusty in 40 years?
In this last challenge before the finale, the remaining five artists took a lovely train ride up to Cold Spring, NY (named by George Washington!). Their task? In two hours, learn about the town and find someone in the town to feature in a portrait. Surprisingly, there seemed to be a lot of rejection going on in Cold Spring, but ultimately, everyone found themselves a subject.
For once, no one really struggled with their piece. Even Lola seemed to have tight focus for once, even if her piece was the least figurative portrait ever. She felt strongly about it, though. Others went in slightly predictable directions, creating some pretty cool stuff. (My favorite was Kymia’s.)
Then there was the gallery show and a relatively predictable crit. (Here’s me to my boyfriend: “They’re going to say Dusty’s is too simple and Lola’s is too abstract. They’re going to think Kymia’s is too literal at first but then they’ll come around.” And I was right!)
And then two were eliminated. Honestly, the correct two were eliminated. And since there’s no rule here that I can’t say who goes home in the minicap (I just like pretending to create an air of suspense), I’ll just say that I’m looking forward to the finale with Sara J, Kymia, and Young. (But I hope Young doesn’t win.)
See you soon with the super-full recap! (And in the meantime, catch yourself up here and here!)