Thursday, August 31, 2017

McMillian's Academy

The McMillians have run an incredible day care center since their children were toddlers, but now their three children have graduated from college, two of them are teaching at a new Academy the family founded two years ago. And just like the day care center and preschool, they insist on having custom art adorn their halls. These are four portraits I recently painted to inspire the kids as they pass through the hall.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

"John Schneider Presents"

In late July, I painted some signage for John Schneider Studios... He and his partner, Alicia Allain are working on a series of live shows on his 58-acre premises in Holden, LA, slightly North of Hammond. The background for these the concert series will be the side of an old, weathered barn, and they wanted to stay in keeping with that look. To accomplish this, I removed a minimal amount of vines, and applied the paint in washes, clear-coating my work for longevity after I was done. Our inspiration was the look of a barn painted with "SEE LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN CHATTANOOGA,TN", though I used a banner shape to help the red and black letters pop off. I was proud of my clever idea to make a microphone chord spell out the word, "Presents", which I felt used the off-center division in his name to great effect.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Krewe of NYX: Boutique Mural

In July, I completed a mural for the Krewe of NYX. Their signature throws are custom-decorated purses,and therefore their signature float is actually a rolling purse, featured here in a microcosm of New Orleans. They uniquely have an area set up as a boutique for its members, though only open at certain times of the year, hence the shelves rolled to the side for the photo. They were wonderful ladies to work for, very organized, and extremely appreciative to boot!