I have a great friend who runs a haunted house and a corn maze each fall. I volunteered to help paint some things for her. I was excited to do this for a few reasons.
1. Its always a great experience to help someone.
2. It would allow me to paint something I've never done before.
3. It would allow me to paint on a scale I've never done before.
4. It would allow me to work with someone to decide on a concept together and then help make our joint vision become reality. (As opposed to me painting my usual subjects.)
We decided it would be fun to have one of those photo-stand in's for visitors to take pictures with. I brainstormed a few ideas and did some rough sketching. After some consultation, we decided to do a farmer and his horse peeking out from a barn door. She bought me a huge sheet of plywood, tons of paint and left me to it. I sketched in the design and then left the cutting out to the "head holes" to someone else. I can't be trusted with power tools! In the picture below, the area above the roof still needs to be cut off, but the rest is the final project. This was really fun and challenging for me and I'm pretty happy with the results.