Friday, November 16, 2012

Winter Window #1

This is the third year in a row that I have signed up to do Winter Windows.  The Downtown Business Association pairs artists up with businesses to paint their windows for the holiday season.  It makes downtown festive and seems to be popular.

I think last year there were 30 businesses that participated. I don't know how many artists participated because some do more than one business, like I did last year and this year.

Yesterday, I spent from 8:30 - 4 p.m. (no break) painting the windows for Caffé Capri on Capitol Blvd.  The previous two days I spent drawing sketches, planning the design, making templates, stencils, stamps and getting supplies ready.  The design may be simple, but a lot of work has gone into it.

Here are my painting supplies on site.

I decided to create a winter garden of candy flowers.  Here is the completed side facing Capitol Blvd.

Some of the windows on the front.
 The entire front.
And what garden would be complete without a gnome?  I decided to add him the day before. 

Eventually, the Downtown Business Association will put pictures of all the windows on their Facebook page and people can vote for their favorite.

1 comment:

Gail Baar said...

That looks really cute!