Finished Work

A while back I told you all about a piece of art I was creating for a young man who lives in a residential facility. I don’t want to over-step, but I think it’s accurate to say that he has had some issues in cerebral development, so while he is old in age, he is young at heart.

I really stepped out on a limb with this piece–it’s larger than I usually do and it’s also very different in terms of colors and materials. I went with BRIGHT colors because I wanted it to appeal to all ages. I didn’t want it to be too cartoonish, though, so I did have to get rid of a Moose I’d painted that my Hubby said looked like Bullwinkle. (It didn’t look like Bullwinkle other than the fact that they are both Mooses–Meece? What’s the plural of Moose?)

His mom also told me that he loved to run his hands along things to see how they feel. This made me determined to add texture to the painting. You can feel the waves, and the blueberries and lobster have been made three-dimensional with paper mache.

Like I said, very different than my usual stuff, but good for stretching me and also good for my heart–making this piece for a young man in special circumstances.

Tomorrow I promise to tell you all about how I almost got arrested. . .
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Comments

  1. I love this piece. I want to touch it, too. Did you have this when we were there? I wish you had showed me. Arrested? Sounds like a good story. Does it involve the sheriff's mom across the street?

  2. THAT IS REALLY FUN!!! :)

  3. I love this! Go check out what I wrote about you..and Charlie!

    Thank you is inadequate, but thank you just the same!

  4. Great artwork, Katy! I just love it! Very cool….
    Arrested? Oh no, does it involve using hairdryers while performing plumbing duties without a license?

  5. Nadine Hightower says:

    Love it. You did a terrific job.

  6. LOVE this!! Two of my sisters live in Maine.

    The plural of Moose is… Moose.

  7. I love it! The colors are gorgeous!

    I'm also obsessed with Maine. :)

  8. Wow! You are talented! I love that bright colors…and the textures what a great idea.

    Can't wait to hear tomorrow's story…..I am intrigued.

  9. Small Town Girl says:

    Love it and I can't wait to hear THAT story! :)

  10. Gina (Mannyed) says:

    Very cool and very fun! The recipient is a lucky lucky person to be getting such a great piece!

  11. Great work Katy. I love that 2 bloggers that I have followed forever, have connected in this way. I am sure that A will love this for years to come. And I know Becca is so appreciative.

    Even though it stretched you, I think it is beautiful. It looks like you really captured Maine.

    Can't wait until tomorrow's post. You really know how to bring us back some days 😉

  12. It's a beautiful piece! I bet A will love it!

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece, Katy! Sometimes it's those "different" ones that become your best work. Do some more of these!