Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Acrylic on Canson Montval Acrylic Paper
10" x 7"

This piece of art was also commissioned by Lori Roe, Principal of the newly opened Durand-Eastman Intermediate School in Rochester, NY. After seeing Book Buddies ( previous post), Lori and her staff decided they would like a companion piece to hang along with it in their school's front office. For this second piece, Lori asked that a teacher be included. My daughter, Erin, who owns Lyrics Music Studio where she also teaches voice (located in E. Rochester, NH, ironically enough!), served as my model for the teacher. That made this piece particularly fun to work on. My challenge was to make both pieces similar in style, but not repetitive in content or composition. Using a similar color palette helped to unify the two pieces. Because both pieces are relatively small, I chose to simplify the backgrounds in order to keep the focus on the subjects in each painting.

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