As usual, my plan to post regular progress updates on my summer project devolved into one big summary post at the end. At least I’m consistent.
This summer, I finally executed on an idea that was sparked multiple years ago by a friend who commissioned me to paint scenes on a pair of corn hole boards (or bean bag toss boards, if you prefer). So really, it was her idea. I just took it a step further and built the boards with my dad. So a little more ground-up.
After they were constructed and the frames and legs stained, it was time to prime and paint. The plan has been to paint six boards (three pairs) with basic Minnesota wildlife and natural scenes, keeping two boards blank for a potential custom request.
The first pair, the jumping fish and loon, were based on the designs I painted on a pair of Adirondack chairs several years ago. Very tried and true.
I was excited to sell the first pair a few weekends ago (Loon + Sunset). The current marketing strategy has been to tie up at the side of the road at the lake, but I may post them online also. If you or anyone you know are interested, get in touch! $250 per board, bags included.
The reward of working on an art project has been a welcome reminder that there are some things a pandemic cannot change!