Progress on Redington School Commission

Finally, some good progress on the Redington School Commission.  Once finished the panels will total 32′ in length.

Redington School Commission

The beginning of a 4 panel (32′) commission for the new Redington school under the Alaska Per Cent for Art in new schools program. Panels 2 & 3.

Streaky Background

Yellow and yellow green are notorious for needing second or third coats. See how streaky the first coat is in this photo. This is the beginning of one panel of four for the Redington School % for Art project. I’m getting ready to apply the second coat.

Redington Commission Begin Painting

I started painting the background on one of the four panels for the Redington School. Then, I ran out of paint. I’m waiting for my paint order to arrive before I can continue. I use Utrech acrylics from New York, and have been for nearly 40 years.

Redington School % For Art Project

I began sketching the images onto the 4’x8′ panels for the Redington School. Four panels will be joined together to create 32’x4′ image. An additional 4’x4′ panel will be mounted on a curved wall next to the main artwork. This is a fun job, and I will enjoy painting it, I should be ready to […]

Redington % For Art #1

I’m finally getting started on the commission for the new Redington Jr/Sr High School. This is the first of four 4’x8′ panels that will connect, creating a 4’x32′ long painting of Fireweed up-close. I can’t wait to get started, this will be a fun project to paint. I will post my progress from time to […]

Prepped Panels

My daughter-in-law Janine spent the day with us today and helped me prep the art panels for the Redington School. There will be 32′ of panels joined together for the wall in the gymnasium. We primed the panels with an acrylic primer, and I will add an acrylic bonding agent to the paint when I […]

Prepping Panels for Redington School

There are four of these 4’x 8′ panels of Sintra for the Redington School % for Art Commission. They will be joined to form a 32′ long art panel. In addition there will be a 4’x4′ panel on the adjacent curved wall. This will be fun, the subject is Fireweed! First I need to sand […]

Commission Installed!!

The guys from Design Graphics Signs installing the final big bird in the series of seven in the lobby of the new Mat Su Day School, Wasilla, Alaska. The finished installation.  Just in time for the building dedication Friday, August 15.

Commission for Mat Su Day School almost finished

I laid the seven big birds out on the living room carpet and took this photo from the pony wall of the overhead studio loft.  The birds took nearly 12′ of space all crammed together like this.  Once installed on the curved entry wall of the Mat Su Day School they will occupy about 27′ […]

Hard to Find Studio Time

With the long daylight and gorgeous temperatures of summer, tending the garden seems to be taking priority over working in the studio.  Of course, my recent shoulder surgery and husbands heart attack and his subsequent hospitalization for blood glucose issues have taken most of my time recently, I find that when I have a free […]

Starting Second Snow Goose Painting

The beginning of the second Snow Goose painting for the Mat Su Day School Percent for Art project for the entry.  This is number five out of seven big birds, once this is finished I will have two to go!  I often paint with the subject upside down or sideways, it means less reaching up […]

Finished Snowgoose Painting

Bird number four, three to go for the % for Art Mat Su Day School Lobby, Wasilla, Alaska.

Beginning Snowgoose Painting

Getting a good start on the Snowgoose painting for the % for Art for the Mat Su Day School, Wasilla, Alaska.

Finished Crane

First Sandhill Crane finished, three out of seven birds complete now.  Fun commission for the Mat Su Day School % for Art.

Beginning to Paint a Sandhill Crane in Flight

I have just started laying in dots on the large Sandhill Crane image.  Seven big birds will be completed for the entry lobby of the new Mat Su Day School in Wasilla, Alaska under the % for Art program.  This is number three.

Mallard in Pointillism

One of seven waterfowl paintings commissioned through the Alaska % For Art program to be installed in the entry of the Mat Su Day School, Wasilla, Alaska.  Two completed, five to go!

Birds Everywhere

Last Spring I spent nearly a week in the field photographing migrating birds to use as reference in future paintings.  This effort resulted in all the birds I am now using for the Mat Su Day School Per Cent for Art, to eventually be installed in the entry lobby.  Here are two more in the […]

Big Birds Commission; Raven

The first big bird in the Mat Su Day School commission; Raven.  He is painted on 1/4″ thick cut out panel of Sintra, one of seven birds that will complete the project.  This is the smallest, therefore the easiest to complete.  Now I’m working on the largest, the big Sandhill Crane starting to fly.  It […]

Painting Values on Big Birds

My studio has been invaded by a bunch of birds!  Yesterday I began to establish values on the big birds, painting shadows and highlights.  The birds are all in a state of very rough under painting, but are taking shape.  I will continue to layer paint, no doubt start adding pointillism next until they begin […]

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