Monday, April 27, 2009
Group Project is Getting Some Color
The elephant mural project is underway. We painted the background with two coats of the most brilliant turquoise. I'm so excited that Carol was in to going for a more graphic shocking background rather than realistic. It's so different when your doing a group collaborative project. The three us throw out suggestions, then make a decision. Throw out more suggestions, make a decision. It's kind of funny because we've been changing our minds constantly throughout this project, letting it sort of evolve on its own. The picture might be hard to make out, but hopefully you can see something. I love each stage of the process and will post a new shot of it each week. Something about the stark white silhouettes against this blue makes we want to leave it like this for awhile. I'm sure by next Mondays class I'll be ready to add some more layers. You'll notice the waves of the canvas. It's a large piece of raw canvas(unstretched) that I tried to smooth out, but they kept coming back. We're going to have to come up with a cool way to hang this once it's installed. I'm thinking weights and pulleys. If you have any ideas, let me know.
If you're around on Mother's Day weekend, stop by the Pannikin. I'll have a table set up under the big trees for their annual Mother's Day Celebration. I've been invited to be there both Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you then. Karin