Friday, July 9, 2010
This is a bookcase that was originally going to be auctioned off at a gala event for the Beginning With Books organization. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled, but they are planning on exhibiting these works at a venue, which is yet to be announced. I finally got around to finishing it up for them and this is the result. I was planning on writing, 'Catch the Reading Bug' along the front of the bookcase, but I ran out of time to add it before they came to pick it up. The idea was for the animals to be distracted by these bugs near them during the act of reading and storytelling, hinting the animals would catch (eat) them. I painted it in oils and had some good results. Had I worked longer on this with a few more detailed layers, I think the result would have been extraordinary for my few attempts at oils.