Scenic Art and Parade Floats
Scenic art and parade floats are very different from my usual type painting. It is temporary art, only lasting for the duration of the event. In many ways that is very freeing. Most of the time I am painting very very large. Imagine a 60 ft. wide canvas and I am using house paint, rollers and large brushes to do it. I also enjoy using different styles of art, reflecting the needs of the show.
Parade floats have different challenges. The objects must be sturdy enough to handle winds and rain. They must be large enough to be visible to all the spectators and to make an impact, but be light enough to transport.