|Carterville High study, 8x10 watercolor on paper|
|Carterville High drawing of the high school 24 x 36 This is the actual drawing I used for the painting.|
Hope you had a terrific weekend. It's extremely hot in Alabama. We've been in the 100's. It's great weather for swimming but not much else. So we've had the boys in the pool non-stop, Summer is definitely here:)
Today I'm going to share a study that I've done for a project I've been working on. I did this study just to show color and style the drawing below is the drawing I used for the painting. The study is a small painting of the high school I graduated from, class of '94, I guess soon I'll have to clarify and say 1994. They have built a new beautiful high school and are in the process of tearing the old one down. Bittersweet, the building has been there since 1924 and I really think the up and coming classes should have to suffer through in the non-air conditioned building just like every other Carterville High graduate. I was commissioned by the superintendent of the schools paint a picture of the old high school to be hung in the new high school. I'm very honored. I have finished the commission and will reveal that at a later date, until then here is a little glimpse of the project.
A huge celebration has been planned in Carterville to say good bye to the old high school and open the new one. Some amazing ladies (Sheri Hunter and Jennifer Spence) have been working on a book about Carterville and that will also be launched during the celebrations. They have a jammed packed day full of activities and I'm excited to make the trek to attend.
I'm hoping to paint a few things this week so check back I may have several posts:)