Live Painting Event - City Church, Chattanooga, TN

Live painting events provide a kind of magic for whoever is in attendance. They get to watch an entire scene "appear" out of what looks like nothing. Of course, careful planning, and practice precede any "live" event, to make sure that the desired results are possible within the timeframe.

Live painting event at City Church in Chattanooga, TN - Dec 2014. The 8'w x 4'h board started out as a black background on week 1. While the song, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" was being sung, there was a live dancer, and me, painting the first scene of 3. From the first stanza of the song
"Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
do you see what I see
A star, a star, dancing in the night"
so the emphasis on this week was the lamb and the star.
Live painting event at City Church in Chattanooga, TN - Dec 2014. This is a progressive painting, meaning that each week, the scene from the previous week morphed into the scene for the following week. In between week 1 and 2, I showed up to the church to tighten up the image of the lamb.
The second week was from the second stanza... 
"do you hear what I hear
A song, a song, high above the trees"
so the emphasis was on the trees, which of course, was the setup of shapes for the final week.

Live painting event at City Church in Chattanooga, TN - Dec 2014. The third stanza provided the emphasis for the third week of this live painting event.
"In your palace warm, mighty king,
do you know what I know
A Child, a Child...."
A stable (the palace) was painted over the "sand dune" in the upper left corner, and silhouettes of Mary and Joseph appeared next to a manger with Baby Jesus. In between weeks 2 and 3, I came in to add glow-in-the-dark paint to the lamb and star. The last strokes I made in the scene were with the glow-in-the-dark paint over the manger and the Baby. At the end of the song, the house lights were turned off at the same time the black lights were turned on, to reveal only the 3 subjects that mattered.... The Baby, the Lamb, and the Star.
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