Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Saw Whet Owl Chair

 My adirondack chair is finished!  What a task this was, too.  Approximately 15 hours of work brought me to this end.  And I still need to apply a couple coats of poly.

Composition was the toughest part.  Having a separation between slats made it tough to decide where to put the owl.  I didn't want him cut up.  So I was limited to the widest slat, which is the middle.  Therefore, I decided to put him to one side within that slat, so that he's not dead-center.  I made the same decision for the top of Mt. Washington in the background.

I can see this gracing someone's cabin porch or a beautiful woodland garden.

Once I know the location where this will be displayed, I'll post the information here and on Facebook & Twitter.  You do not need to be a local to place a bid.  Bids will be done one line through the New Outlook Teen Center's website (www.newoutlookteencenter.org).

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Outlook Teen Center fundraiser...Adirondack Chairs!

I am one of 14 artists painting an adirondack chair to be part of a fundraiser.  This isn't just painiting a chair in a pretty color.  It's a canvas for the artist to create a work of art.  The chairs will be displayed in various downtown locations for the public to bid on.  The coolest part of this is that a bunch of teen girls built the chairs under the direction of "Girls at Work", a NH non-profit dedicated to empowering girls through woodworking and carpentry.  My daughter was one of those teens.
I have in mind an owl and mountain/foresty scene.  After my husband painted two coats of Kilz, I painted two coats of gesso.  I'm now ready to begin the real painting....always an exciting yet frightening stage!
Stay tuned for an update at the end of the weekend!