The photos below show my progress since beginning on May 9. Despite heat, sun, cold, wind, and rain, I managed to stay on schedule. It has taken me 12 days to complete this old upright piano, as all surfaces, front, back, top and sides had to be painted, and each panel has at least four to five layers of acrylic and latex paint. I finished on May 23, 2012. My piano will remain on Old Town Square for the next month or so and after that, I am not sure where it will travel to in Fort Collins.
I painted on Mother's Day, Colorado State University's graduation weekend, and during several Streetmosphere concerts, so the Square has been hopping with families and curious children. Thanks to all the wonderful musicians who have serenaded me while I have painted. Twelve additional pianos will be painted by the other winning local artists during this year's summer and fall program. The pianos remain outdoors for the local community to play anytime of day or night.
|Day 11: Backside of the piano is now complete|
|Day 11: Closeup of pelican on the backside of the piano|
|Day 10: Closeup of pelican on the front of the piano|
|Day 12: Completed paint with faux keyboard painted on outside of cover.|