The only guideline the school gave me for the mural was, that it has to be based on nutrition. Being, that my style of art is impressionistic, I immediately thought of something I could see in a coffee house. I do not paint in a realistic style and I did not want my mural to be straight forward. I came up with the concept by playing with the food pyramid. I decided to take the triangle theme and instead of creating a vertical food pyramid, I made a horizontal one. I had a blast painting this and it was even better that I got to share the experience with my dad! After it was all said and done (only 6 days later) I loved it, the administrators loved it, and best of all the kids thought I was pretty cool!
|The old Mural. My Dad painted this for Character Counts in 1996. You can see, it was falling apart.|
|Laying out the new design|
|Barefoot and painting, that's how I roll :D Note: these are not style photos! I was a hot, dirty, sweaty mess!!|
|My "cheeser" face|
|Shading my corn on the cob|
|Adding a really cool quote I found, "To Eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an Art"|
|Adding a border was the perfect finish!|