Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Picasso School Mural

This summer, I had the opportunity to paint a wall mural at Madeira Middle School that was inspired by Pablo Picasso's famous painting entitled Three Musicians.

Picasso was in the height of his Cubistic period and illustrated three figures using distorted shapes and flat blocks of color.  The painting shows a clown playing the clarinet, a harlequin playing the guitar and a singing monk. 

My version includes references to the school, as I added a globe, book, paper and pencil, and Madeira graphics.  Here is a quick video showing the mural come to life!

I had a great time paying homage to Picasso while adding artistic inspiration to the walls of a school.  Look for more masterpieces to be added each summer!  Here is the mural I painted last year.... Van Gogh!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Classic Pooh

 As an artist, it's always fun to paint a new theme or unique item for the first time.  I had this chance when I was invited to a baby shower where the nursery theme was Classic Pooh.  Because the mother-to-be was also a tennis pro, I knew I could put a fun "spin" on her hand painted gift from me.

I painted her a frame with Pooh & and Piglet playing tennis.  It was a "hit!"

 I also found unfinished nesting capsules and painting each one to be a sweet Classic Pooh character.  Although not a toy, these will look great on a shelf in her nursery.

The last one was a pot of "hunny!"

 And here are some shots of a Classic Pooh nursery I painted awhile back.

  So, consider Classic Pooh as a room theme for your little one.  It's so cute!