Saturday, May 30, 2009

Add-on to MF's Graduation Cap: May 30, 2009

Graduation is tomorrow. This was a last minute addition to jazz up MF's cap. It was a little too plain before. I like it better with the soccer balls.

Monday, May 25, 2009

ED's Graduation Cap: May 25, 2009

E.D. is another soccer player. His cap has the red bull logo with a soccer ball and the Juventus ("the most successful team in the history of Italian football") logo.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Two Grad Caps in one Day: May 21, 2009

Two caps were completed today. The high school's colors are gold and black. The girls are wearing gold and the boys are wearing black this year.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

MG's Graduation Cap (progress): May 18, 2009

"MG" is one of my son's graduating classmates. This is his graduation cap in progress. He is a fantastic soccer goalie and obviously a fan of professional Pittsburgh, PA, sports teams.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Graduation Caps: May 13-14, 2009

I went on vacation to Florida for a couple of weeks and now I have quite a few paint jobs to catch up on. I took lots of reference photos that I hope to turn into paintings some time in the future.

My son is graduating high school in a couple of weeks. I painted his graduation cap using white and gold Golden fluid acrylic. The cap is black so wherever you see black, it is the fabric. No black paint was used. His school colors are gold and black, he is a soccer player whose jersey number is "8", and his mascot is the "Fighting Yellowjackets".

I began painting yesterday (the left photo). The first layer of white makes the balls look like a lunar surface. It took 3 coats of white and 2 coats of gold to cover the black fabric. The finished cap is on the right.