I was asked to arrange some 1-year anniversary celebrations at work since we've been open 1 year next month. One of the things I suggested, and our manager loved, was an art piece that everyone could contribute to. After putting out some feelers to see what people would be happy doing I decided to keep it very basic, so all people have to do is stick their hand in paint and create some handprint leaves...easy!
The canvas is 100 x 150cm. I painted the border and included some of the papers, stickers and snippits from work. Then painted the basic tree. Once everyone has added their prints, in one of 5 colours I've chosen, I'll touch up the painting as necessary.
And a few in-progress pics...
Sketching out the tree in paint
Adding some gesso to create some texture
Then painting in more detail again
I can't wait to see everyones reaction to this, and to see what it looks like with the handprints when it's up in our company dining room!