Friday, August 26, 2011

Started school mural....


Every fall I paint a huge mural to post outside of my classroom. I have a large bulletin board in the hall, covered in glass. It's 91 inches wide by 55 inches tall. Big.

I have been doing this for twenty years, including this year.

I base the theme on a current summer movie.  The movie has to be appropriate for middle schoolers to see, so 'Hung, the movie' ** would not be a wise choice.

It usually takes me a week to design and paint. This years honoree is the movie The Smurfs.

Here's a sneak peak of the beginnings.....



More to come as I proceed..... (there's a reason why they are not all blue....I'm the boss of the brush.)

**'Hung the Movie' is not really a movie, but Hung is an actual TV program. It's about an ex school teacher who is divorced with two high school kids that have, um, issues. He shares them with his ex wife (Ann Heche) and they have issues as well. Things are not going well for him in every way until he discovers how the fact that he's, um, well 'hung', is an attribute that could make him a LOT of money, especially with an 'agent'. The warped side of me loved this show. I think it was HBO, but you can find it to watch online somewhere. Just google 'watch Hung' and see what you get. It was quirky, and I like quirky.

BYW, you never really see how well hung he is, so you have to use your imagination. 

I have a very good imagination.

8 comments:

Traveling Bells said...

This is totally awesome!!! Love the colors...

Lois said...

I kind of like seeing the Smurfs in colors other than blue!

brattcat said...

without seeing the show, i'm using my imagination for all of it, based on your description...and i'm shaking my head. but i'm nodding my head at this mural-in-progress which is totally cool!

Eva Gallant said...

At my age, I no longer want to rely on my imagination! I want to see the goods!

Your mural looks like it's going to be awesome. I'll bet the kids look forward to seeing what you do!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh my gosh that is wonderful!

smiles, bee
xoxooxoxox

Rain said...

Oh my --love the colors-perfect!! and must look for the show right away!!

Debbie said...

Ok so the kids don't read your blog do they? Ha ha...Love the beginnings of the mural...fabulous! I looked at the drawing of the first smerf and imagined what he would look like painted and then saw what you did. It blew my mind! You are just that good! Oh....FYI...Eric Clapton's Blue Guitar boat is docked next to DiMillo's. He's been in Maine for 3 weeks....did you know?

Alice said...

I`m sorry, but I'd like to say, that You`are a great painter. You were wrong. You are not "the boss of the brush", You are the king of it. I`d really like to draw like You. ( Sorry for my english )