Here are a few photos of the work that I've been doing lately for school in my "free time".
I somehow got asked/volunteered to paint some backdrops for the JH musical "Tom Sawyer" that is happening this coming Monday. I spent a few long days on a couple weekends and a few long evenings after school to get these 3 scenes done in time. Although in the photos they don't look very big, with both panels together for 1 scene, they are about 10 feet wide and I guess about 12 feet tall.
|Yard/Picket fence scene|
|Graveyard Scene - I couldn't photo it without getting shine for some reason|
Our high school gym is foreseeing some updates this year. Most of them are pretty minor and cosmetic. I was recruited to repaint on 2 walls. The request was to paint a bigger, more "manly" buffalo to replace the quite girly, lavender-ish one that had been around for quite some time. I also repainted the letters, making them bigger and easier to read that the very scripted font from before. One wall is done and the other will be within a week or so, and will be very similar to this with the same buffalo but different words.
My high school students are doing a silent auction again this year. We are doing a similar theme as last year, as a Kansas/country/hometown inspiration. Here is a painting I did for it. I'm not too happy with it mostly because of running out of time. I always enjoy sitting down and working while my students do too but it is hard to finish a piece when my job is to help them too. I'm always up and around answering questions and checking to see what their work is looking like and I rarely am able to finish. But I was determined to do it. I wish I had done this in oil paint because it would have been much easier but I haven't taught oil paint to my students so I thought it would be slightly unfair. I love acrylic, so I made it work but with my time troubles and color mixing oil paint would have been much better. I will have student auction pieces to post on later and will give updates on how our auction goes too!
|Our school colors are purple and gray, so I decided to use those colors|