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