‘Vivaldi’ Mural at St. Brendan’s Primary, Corby

18 – 24 August 20

Following a 5 month interlude, last week I returned to St. Brendan’s Primary in Corby to complete the ‘Vivaldi’ mini hall mural. On the one hand it felt like no time had passed at all and yet so much has happened. It was good to be back, I’ve never experienced such a long interval within a project before and coming back to the painting was like meeting up with an old friend.

It took a short time to pick up my momentum again but the Spring themed wall, which was the last to be painted when the Coronavirus lockdown placed a halt on proceedings, has now reached a conclusion.

Although I say it myself, the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs of the mini hall reveal a remarkable transformation. The change that has occurred in our world this year has made many feel uncomfortable and some children may feel apprehensive about their return to school next week. However I’d like to think that this combination of storybook characters within a collection of art history related landscape settings has created very a bright and happy atmosphere, and one that will be enjoyable to live with.

27 March…….

24 August………

 

THE FOUR SEASONS continued:

Spring Book Characters & Paintings

Almond Blossom 1890  (Vincent Van Gogh)

Horrid Henry  (Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross)

Day the Crayons Quit  (Author: Drew Daywalt Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers)

Kameido Plum Garden 1857  (Ando Hiroshige)

The Gingerbread Man  (Animation: Barker Animation)

Peter Rabbit  (Beatrix Potter)

Little Red Riding Hood  (Publisher: Usborne Books Illustrator: Stephen Cartwright)

Springtime 1886  (Claude Monet)

Cherry blossoms in the Grove of Suijin Temple and View of Massaki on the Sumida River 1856  (Ando Hiroshige)

 

Summer Additional Painting

Woman with a Parasol facing right 1886  (Claude Monet)

 

The whole story……………with a happy ending!

St. Brendan’s Primary School, Beanfield Avenue, Corby NN18 OAZ