Monday, December 26, 2011

Discovery Walk Mural Completed

Here are the additional panels for the Cockatoo Pen's low wall. We chose to do a corn snake emerging from some Swamp Milkweed, near a tortoise and hare-type image, though the rabbit represents a Louisiana Swamp Rabbit. The tortoise is really of an African variety. Since the Discovery Walk area has species from all around the world, we did not try and make it strictly indigenous. The owls. I believe were a common variety, perhaps a barn owl. I spoke with so many visitors that Wednesday (before Thanksgiving) as I was working, I have to admit this panel is not my best work.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Discovery Walk Mural

I am absolutely swamped with work right now! Here is my favorite project at the moment- a mural in the Zoo's "Discovery Walk" area. Aiding the goal of education is my favorite aim for a project, and this is specifically for the Zoo's Education Department. It wraps around the area where the cockatoos are most often on display, though animals like the Rainbow Boa, also featured in this mural, are sometimes out to be petted by the general public.

Two more days on other panels and it will be complete!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Princesses Strike Again, Part II

As usual, the stage's backdrop was a hard wall 8' x 16', and we chose the classic story book format for it. I actually came up with some appropos words for the books beginning, since it is actually a dance presentation by the children.

Princesses Strike Again

While more in a supporting role to the 7' dancing couples I previously painted for McMillian's First Steps, these 4'6" vignettes are a nice compliment. I had more fun with these as the background gave me more options for details. I actually painted them last Spring but I am just now managing to post the photos. There was a wedding in my immediate future that had me fairly distracted!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gerry's Eye-Catcher

Here is a sign I did for my mechanic. He does car repairs out of a Texaco station, and nothing is very intersting or eye-catching around that stretch of road. The "law" also limits how large a sign they are permitted to have, so eye-catching color paired with a silly image is how we are attempting to lure them in!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bad Girls of Burlesque!

It has been a while since I had the chance to paint something worth posting! Rick Felaup, producer of the Bust Out Burlesque shows, hired me to paint these two 4'8"W x11'2"T banners for Friday night's show.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sungard Summit

Here are some photos of sign work I did back in March after Mardi Gras. I painted two vertical 5'7" x 22'T banners, one horizontal banner for across the music stage, and over 200 signs for food and beverage stations.

Friday, March 11, 2011

McMillian's Crescent City Truck Float

I had a lot of fun making these oversized cartoon-style images for the McMillian's family float. More images to come!