I was delighted to recently be chosen to paint an alumninum panel as part of a community public art project. Ivanhoe Village (Orlando) Art Panels is a public art project and my “tiles,” six composite photographs that I coined Frond Memories, were reinterpreted as a painted “tiles” and completed in November 2021.
The original design, which did go through some changes when adapted for paint and scale.
After visiting the panel and reviewing the dimensions (4ft wide x 9ft tall) I decided to start by creating stensils. I traced and cut on one day and then took the cut outs to the site the next day and traced them on to the panel with 6B drawing pencils. I got two tiles completely stenciled out. One more will be stenciled and the rest completed freehand.
A few stencils:
Beginning to transfer the designs. Follow the evolution. More posts to come!
Next, it was time to paint. This was a family affair, with my dog and my Mom (a painter!) lending a hand.