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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Poster Day







The portrait of Levi is on hold for the moment. On Thursday I spent the day with a good friend who moved to Texas a few years ago but was in NC to visit her family for the holidays. We had a great day, including lunch, and - our favorite - bookstore time! How nice to catch up with each others lives over a stack of books while sipping Pumpkin Spice Latte! Yum! Wish you didn't live so far away D!

Yesterday ended up being Poster Day. One of the guys in the hubby's band asked me to make two posters to go on the side of a car. His daughter is riding in a Christmas Parade, and every vehicle is to have a sign on each side listing the business sponsor and the rider's name. Each poster measures 22" x 28". Requirements were that the lettering be of a certain size and the poster is to have a Christmas theme, yet be fairly simple so that it's easily read. After mulling over a few ways to make this poster, I ended up with my old standby for large art (I used to paint wall murals)... good old acrylics.

Since this is a quickie... done on discount store poster paper and needed only for a few hours, I didn't bother sketching anything. I drew a horizon line separating snow from sky and just painted everything else in. Was lots of fun. I'm much more relaxed when I'm painting large... I don't sweat the details and just go with the flow.


Sure hope they have good weather for the parade!

8 comments:

Rose Welty said...

This is great - and you make it sound so easy, I know I wouldn't find it easy. Well done. You should work larger if you like it better!

THE DYNAMIC NATURE Faheem said...

good posters.

http://www.thedynamicnature.com

Lin said...

FABULOUS job, Teresa!!! I love the snow scene!!! Good job! Sounds like a grand day too!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Those posters are lovely - you clever thing - I would not know where to start.

Jo Castillo said...

What a great project. Very good design...

Laure Ferlita said...

And it looks like you had fun! These would make lovely Christmas cards!! Maybe you should try working slightly bigger and then reducing down the final?

Rick said...

Just surfing through - you do very good work.

elizabethm said...

thanks for your comment on my blog and i love the story above - just great!

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