Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Exam Room #2 - part 2

This is the best I could do to take a photo of just the wall art. The room doesn't have much back up space for a photo taken straight on.

This is the computer corner and cabinets. The branches of the tree of life continue to move through out the office. Again, there is a bug high up in the leaves for the patient to focus on during the eye exam. This time it's a green cricket, but you'll just have to take my word for it.

This is the corner over the door with a lady buy in the tree branches. I just remembered last night that I hadn't painted any apples on this part of the tree! Guess I have to get the ladder out again. More color would be good, too.

These palm tree fronds are highly stylized. Sometimes they look like a propeller or a fan more than a tree. This is where the viewer can use imagination to piece this fantasy space all together. If you can have a pink elephant, you can certainly have all the rest of it.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Painting Exam Room #2 -Pink Elephant

This is Exam Room 2. The doorway trim is painted a high gloss purple and it has a lion of Judah mezuzah on the lower right hand side. The carefully written scroll of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21 is curled inside. A reminder that all we see and do are sacred.

I really enjoyed painting this pink elephant with the bird hitching a ride upon her back. Many shades of color were made from my tube of magenta just by adding water to the acrylic paint. The White wall has an egg shell finish and is rough, making it easy to get variations in color.

Purple cone flowers were my choice for this room, a complement to the color purple around the inside and outside of the door frame. Even the bee has purple stripes.

The opposite wall also has the same flower. Nice and big, towering above the trash can and exam table. Here you can see some of the brush work I did. I used my very favorite scruffy chip brush to make the brush work stand out on the elephant and sky.