Sunday, November 25, 2012

Haunted House Section: Ground Work Laid!

Here are two photos of the Haunted House float which will be one of a multi-section float making its debut on the parade route this year.  My work is only a small part of this project, which will also have signage and low-relief sculptures added, and will also be drenched in a variety of flashing lights.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Congo-Themed Float

Painting a float is very different than painting a mural. To stay on schedule, you sometimes have to paint two sides of a roughly 15'x50' float with front and back. Naturally, this requires you to economize on how the image is presented to the parade-goers who may only get to enjoy its beauty as it passes at a 5 mph clip, generally with a crowd of people in front of you, or while standing a few feet from it.It can be hard to find the happy medium between doing your best work in extreme weather conditions in a short period time. Still, I am generally happy with my work.