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


  1. I love that turquoise background! I totally understand what you mean about always changing minds during process of a project. Im that way too! I can't wait to see it when it's done.
    Wish i could visit you at your table by the Pannikin...good luck! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  2. How about stretching it on a large stretcher bar set up with a central brace or two? Or more, depending on the size? It does look neat with the outlines against turquoise. Can't wait to see more stages of it.

  3. That was one of our first debates. Carol doesn't want it stretched, that why she had it cut raw. I think she wants to give it and industrial look with tension clips. Of coarse we need to find them first. Does IKEA carry something like that?

  4. porque teim una musica en portugues eh ?

  5. Hi Karin!
    Looking forward to seeing how this goes ~ I really love the vibrant, bold background.
    I'm also enjoying your playlist :)