I have been asked to paint a scene on this chair. The chair will be sold at auction on May 5 in New Haven, Connecticut. All proceeds from the auction will go to a small private middle school in New Haven called St Martin dePorres Academy. 75% of the students attending this school enter below grade level and come from low income single parent households. 90% of students that attended St Martin DePorres Academy go on to graduate high school with 62% attending college. These percentages are much greater when compared to similar students in other schools. With such a success rate I was surprised to hear that this school operates from 93% donations. I am happy to paint the chair and hope that it sells for a big price so the money can go towards a great cause.
My plan is to paint a shore or beach scene on the chair. I will post photos of my progress here on my blog showing each step of the painting. My next post will be a sketch of the scene that I intend to paint on the chair.