Sometimes, I have to admit, it’s pretty good to be me. This past week working has provided another of those times.
I have to revisit an earlier project to explain. Last spring, I had the distinct pleasure to be commissioned by the PTSA of Fairfield Woods Middle School (thank you again, Tausif for your continued support of this project) in Fairfield, CT. Known to most in the area as simply “The Woods”, renovations had left a stark column in the middle of the foyer. I painted a quasi impressionistic forest that wrapped the column. You can see that story by clicking here to see that project.
There are other areas surrounding the column, and this year I was invited by PTSA to continue the “Woods” environment. I started out by drawing the design on a photo of the area.
It’s terrific fun working while school is in session. I have had a vocal, appreciative audience of 6th, 7th and 8th graders, plus staff and teachers. Again, principal Dr. Rosato navigated traffic during the craziness of buses arriving and the massive exodus at dismissal. Nary a smudge!
Here are progress pictures as I got moving along.
The design grew a bit in this area, climbing up ceilings and around curves, greatly enhancing the feeling of being drawn into the Woods.
Here’s the finished foyer with the growing Woods.
Here it is from another angle.
Creating painted environments! Can’t have more fun than this!
As always, you know I’d love to hear your thoughts.