Back in February, my husband decided to put together a sideshow. He is booked for three fairs: Jackson, Ionia and Midland. His show is the Giant Octopus. You are probably thinking this is a little strange. Well, see Sam has dreamed of owning a sideshow his whole live, growing up on the carnival (his dad owned rides) he was around all that carnie stuff a lot. He was always fascinated by the illusions and the freaks of the sideshows. As a kid he built a few illusions himself. I am painting on aluminum. The show front is 24 by about 11 feet. I have never painted this big of a painting before and I have never worked with this oil-based enamel paint on aluminum before, so I am learning as I go. It’s going very slow. But I hope this week I will get some larger chunks of time and make more progress. Today I finished the suit of the diver and the rest of the bottom half of the treasure chest.
Tomorrow, my goals are:
1. to finish the treasure chest
2. finish the diver
3. start on some of the seaweed
4. touch up the letters
I have about 5 hours in the morning and probably around 4 or so in the evening…so we’ll see.
I will post pictures of my progress each day.