A Glimpse Into the Daily Workings of an Artist's Studio.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Welcome New Limited Edition! Studio Closed to Celebrate

I'll be taking a holiday from the studio to celebrate the birth, March 6th of my two new twin grandsons, Colton Craig and Easton Jack born to my daughter Laura Kate and her husband Lee.  The boys made their entrance at Frederick Memorial Hospital, weighing in at 6 lbs and 5 lbs 12 oz respectively.  Boys and Mom are doing great and my stock as a babysitter has, of course, become significantly more valuable.  I predict that the boys, along with 2 year old big brother LJ, will become prolific artists. (I have several projects planned already.)

Mural is Finished!

On Friday, March 4, the mural was officially completed with huge thanks to all the fith graders, teachers, staff and parents who generously offered their time and painting skills.  I am so pleased with the final results.  The fifth graders were a talented and joy filled group whose efforts are the highlight of my winter.  Please note in the display cases a few of the terrific designs created by the fifth grade art classes. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Making Progress Fast!

Made remarkable progress on the mural today due, in large part, to the generous
help of several of the teachers and one parent who stayed after the kids went home and worked with me for two hours.

I'm planning on making the final touch up tomorrow and then I'll post some photos.

The fifth graders and the teachers have all been great and I've enjoyed this project immensely.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mural Underway!

For the last four weeks in February, I've been visiting a local elementary school twice weekly and working with the fifth graders to design a mural based on the Chesapeake Bay.

With the design work completed, we began painting on the wall in the main lobby of the school.  To ensure that every fifth grader has several opportunities to paint, we've placed them in five person teams, working thirty minutes at a shift.  At the end of the school day, as the kids head home, the teachers and I paint for another couple of hours.  I'm hoping to be finished by this Friday. Will post more.