Last spring I had the amazing opportunity to paint an entire piano!
As a new member of the Goshen Art League, I was eligible to submit a proposal to the Keys of Goshen. The Keys of Goshen is the project that is the collaboration of the Goshen Art League and the town of Goshen to provide arts to the community through local artists.
Here are the rough sketches I submitted with my proposal:
There were only 2 artists selected to paint pianos this year and I was one of them!
I was so excited to be selected!
Well it was certainly a huge undertaking and a first experience for me! The pianos are donated to the project from generous members of the community. Here's the piano I was to paint:
The Goshen Music Hall donated the studio space for us to work in, it was time to get started priming the piano and applying the first layers of paint! I removed the top and the front of the piano to make it easier.
Here are photos of the early layers:
Here is a slideshow of the progression of the back of the piano.
This was the most challenging part of the painting for me.
This truly was a labor of love and took many hours of work at the Goshen Music Hall.
Here are some photos of the work in progress:
Working in the Goshen Music Hall.
My boyfriend Joe helped me with the varnish.
The day came for the piano unveiling in the Town of Goshen.
My kids and many friends of mine from the Ymca came out to support me!
Here is a video of the unveiling...
The piano was on display in the town center for the entire summer and we had opportunities to visit!
Being a part of the Keys of Goshen 2018 was such an amazing experience!
I'm so grateful that I got a chance to paint a piano, it was very challenging and worthwhile!