Sam Gilliam, the designer of the backdrop. She’s talking to me about different colors and squiggly lines. Squiggly= technical term for Sendak’s leaf lines.

Sam Gilliam, the designer of the backdrop. She’s talking to me about different colors and squiggly lines. Squiggly= technical term for Sendak’s leaf lines.

Patching up one of the hard pieces. Taking a long time to dry though so I don’t know if I’ll get it done by four today, as planned.

Patching up one of the hard pieces. Taking a long time to dry though so I don’t know if I’ll get it done by four today, as planned.

So I’m happy to say that I got a job as a contractor for The Mcnay Museum of Art here in San Antonio. For the next few weeks I am working as a scenic painter restoring the hard scenery for the opera For the Love of Oranges. It was designed by Maurice Sendak. I will also paint a previously unrealized backdrop (by Sendak as well) to go in the exhibit with the hard pieces. This is a huge project for so many reasons. It’s going to take a lot of work to complete, and I hope I can do it justice, but I’m so happy for the opportunity that I can hardly think about anything else. More pictures to come as the project develops! P.S. sorry for the picture quality. These are large pieces and I am tiny…

You comfy there Jack?

You comfy there Jack?

Alpine Haus for dinner

Alpine Haus for dinner

Woo 1000th instagram pic. The blurry look is not a filter, but rather my phone camera deciding to give up on life.

Woo 1000th instagram pic. The blurry look is not a filter, but rather my phone camera deciding to give up on life.

My view during lunch today. Having so much fun working at the McNay Museum of Art

My view during lunch today. Having so much fun working at the McNay Museum of Art