Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Really Big Art

I'm creating some very large paintings. Our Christmas production this year goes back through time, so to create the scene changes I'm making a giant "book" where we can turn the "pages" and change scenes. It will be incorporated into a larger set. I'll put pictures of everything up.

Each scene is painted on two 4' x 8' pieces of luan. Luan is very, very thin plywood used mainly for door facing.

I'm using wall paint for two reasons. 1. Between me and the church I have a lot of colors to choose from. 2. It's free.
Would wall paint be considered acrylic?

Here's the start of my first painting.

Of course I took a picture of myself. You can see where the church will be.

The church filled in some and no snow yet.

Here is the finished scene. It is supposed to be Austria back when Silent Night was written. I found a picture of a church in Austria. Hmmm, it's on my church computer, but I'll put it here too so you can compare.

I think I'll repaint the church doors. Since they are the color of the ground it looks like a hole in the picture. I'll make them a darker brown.
Here's the original picture.

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