I decided that I wanted to do something that had to do with Ohio, and given my love of tall tales, I chose Johnny Appleseed as my subject. I took a sketch i had done at SCAD as part of a series of stamps and modified it to fit the board.
I hadn't painted on such a big surface before. I ended up using custom home paints for the majority of the piece. It was about 90 degrees out for the festival, and there was no shade where I was stationed. Despite the heat, we had a lot of fun. Nicki helped out with some of the painting, and I added some last minute deer and squirrels. Check out the photos of my progress: