Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Mural Update

 

I am sharing an update on my mural project for Lycée Paul Lapie depicting diverse students reading and the books that have excited them.

The scene has been painted on this painting based on "Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude ".
Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude (5 x 5 feet)
I am continuing my murals showing stories coming to life thanks to the 2020-2021 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris. 

Since October, I have been developing murals with students at Lycée Paul Lapie depicting diverse students reading and the books that have excited them. The most popular three designs were for Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude, Chronicles of Narnia and Star Wars.

Students posed for the characters. The idea is to show students looking into the world of stories to excite them about reading.

This week I took the paintings from my studio at Fondation Des États-Unis to Lycée Paul Lapie for students to paint the borders. They did a great job and it was a fun session.


Now back to the studio to finish the 3 paintings. The finished paintings will be displayed at the school in May and at Fondation Des États-Unis in June 2021.

I will stay in touch with updates as the project develops.
I shared a bit of the process behind the paintings on my blog arthaywood.blogspot.com

A look into my Mural Process


A bit of the process behind the paintings in my mural project for Lycée Paul Lapie. These paintings are based on Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude , Chronicles of Narnia.  I am developing them in my studio at Fondation Des États-Unis in Paris. 

From transferring the designs to canvas, underpainting in value and color and completing the painting in more detail from the background to portraits.


Chronicles of Narnia

Transferring the design to canvas




Underpainting in value 







Underpainting in color

The painting based on Star Wars is in the process of being transferred to canvas.


Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude

Underpainting in value 


Underpainting in color



Final Layer

Completing in more detail from the background to portraits

















I will stay in touch with updates as the project develops.


Illustration in the Spring 2021 issue of Space and Time Magazine

I created an interior illustration for “Director's Cut” by Nick Marone. In the Spring 2021 issue of Space and Time Magazine. Available at Amazon.com

Prints of this piece are also available at inprnt.com/gallery/arthurhaywood/
The original drawing is availabe at Etsy.com/shop/ArthurHaywoodFineArt

Monday, February 15, 2021

Murals in Paris : Update

 

I am sharing a video update of my mural project for Lycée Paul Lapie depicting diverse students reading and the books that have excited them.

This video was filmed and edited by Justine Cresson at Fondation Des États-Unis in Paris.
I am so fortunate to be here.
I am continuing my murals showing stories coming to life thanks to the 2020-2021 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris. 

Since October, I have been developing murals with students at Lycée Paul Lapie depicting diverse students reading and the books that have excited them. The most popular three designs were for Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude, Chronicles of Narnia and Star Wars.

Students posed for the characters. The idea is to show students looking into the world of stories. I am developing the paintings now. The finished paintings will be displayed at the school in May and at Fondation Des États-Unis in June 2021.

I will stay in touch with updates as the project develops.
Click images of the underpaintings to view larger
Chronicles of Narnia (5 x 5 feet)
Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude (5 x 5 feet)
 The preliminary drawings and composition studies are below.

I will stay in touch with updates as the project develops.
Click images to view larger
Chronicles of Narnia
Les Chevaliers d'Émeraude
Star Wars

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Space and Time Cover, Winter 2020

 

My painting "Twilight in Valinor" is featured on the Winter 2020 Cover of Space and Time Magazine. Available at Amazon.com 

I also illustrated Felicia Martinez's short story "Not Meant for The Stars" in this issue.

Prints of these works are also available at inprnt.com/gallery/arthurhaywood/

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Elkins Park School Library Mural

 

I recently created a mural for the Elkins Park School Library (www.cheltenham.org/elkinsparkto celebrate reading. Thanks to Elkins Park School and the Cheltenham School District Foundation (www.cheltenhamsdf.org/for sponsoring this project.

Located at 
8149 New Second Street. Elkins Park, PA 19027

My work has focused on the wonder of stories to excite kids about reading. Learning to read can create opportunities for people and continuing to read develops one’s knowledge.

Since I was a kid, I always read to escape into another captivating world. A lot of my book selection has been governed by covers that I was drawn to. I began reading many fantasy  books such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings while a 5th grade student at Elkins Park School. 

This mural is inspired  by the wonderful world of Harry Potter.  In this mural I show an Elkins Park School student magically levitating pages from a book. A Hogwarts castle and dragon are in the background. It is important for me to paint diverse people in my works because everyone should feel that they are awesome.

 

The border shows symbols of magic, from the moon and hat to the symbols of each Hogwarts house. Students at Elkins Park School took a survey on which magical symbols they would like to see in the corners. The wand, snitch, owl and wolf were the most popular.

 

I hope this mural inspires students to dive into the journey of a book like Harry Potter. I also hope this piece also encourages students to believe in their imagination. With imagination you are capable of the magic to influence the world around you. 

Process behind the painting in 2 minutes

I will be continuing creating murals showing stories coming to life as a recipient of the 2020-2021 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris. From October 2020 through June 2021 I will be developing murals to inspire a love of learning and cultural appreciation. I will be working with students at Lycée Paul Lapie to create murals depicting diverse students reading and the stories that have engaged them.

I will stay in touch with updates as the project develops.
Prints of this mural are also available at inprnt.com/gallery/arthurhaywood/

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fall Shows

 

My series of magical wizards and book cover samples continues in my paintings “Light Bearer”  and "Dragon Tamer". Both will be available in the “Small Wonders 9“ online show at Arch Enemy Arts.
November 6 - November 28, 2020
www.archenemyarts.com

 

Light Bearer, Oil, 8 x 10 inches
Dragon Tamer, Oil, 8 x 10 inches

My painting “Written in the Stars” 8 x 8 inches, Oil. Available in the “Spectrum “ show at Arch Enemy Arts.
September 18 - October 11, 2020
www.archenemyarts.com

A sorcerer magically releases stars into the sky.

 

My painting "Twilight in Valinor". Oil, 8 x10 in. will be in The New pre-Raphaelites group exhibition at Era Contemporary on September 25th.

The piece is based on a story from Tolkien's Silmarillion. After Melkor and Ungoliant's destruction the light of Valinor's trees was extinguished. Yet Yavannah's song brought forth one more silver flower from Telperion and golden fruit from Laurelin. Their light was preserved as the moon and sun.

You are invited to attend The New pre-Raphaelites group exhibition, which will be a live, virtual opening reception of 40 amazing contemporary realist artists on September 25th. I will be a part of it.  Registration is free to attend, just go to www.eracontemporary.com to get registered to attend.  This piece is also for sale with a presell incentive, contact the gallery at eracontemporary@gmail.com if you're interested.