What a couple of weeks it has been! I was in crazy Art Show land for a couple of weeks, sorting, matting, e-mailing and preparing for art show. Right before Art Show I agreed to do the backdrop for Dance Spectacular at one of my schools. I almost didn't do it, but I loved the theme so much that I said yes.
So right after Art Show I got busy on painting the backdrop for Dance Spectacular. This year's theme was, "We've Got the Beat. Flashback to the 80's" - so all the music was from the eighties.
When planning the backdrop I knew I wanted to use neon colors -what is more 80's than neon?!?! Then as I was googling '80's' pop culture Keith Haring showed up. DUH!!!! Keith Haring was literally ALL over the 80's. Shirts, clothes, posters - anything that could be printed was printed with Keith Haring.
I had my plan. I had a graffiti style font I found on the internet, some Keith Haring pictures for inspiration -- off I went.
I learned a valuable lessons while doing this backdrop.
Lesson 1: Neon pain is EXPENSIVE
Lesson 2: You can't buy neon tempra or neon acrylic paint in stores. (well unless you want only 2 oz bottles).
Lesson 3: Spray paint saved the day.
I had originally planned to have the students help me paint this -but when it was clear that I would need to use spray paint, my plans changed.
All in all I love the way it turned out. The kids loved it and it worked perfect for flashing back to the eighties!