|Noah. By Katie Musolff and Andy Fletcher|
The question every other person asked was "How did you and Andy both work on this peice?" Well, once it was designed and approved, I drew it on the canvas and got it to a point of stability with the basic layout of the people and the biggest animals. Then, we handed it back and forth. Sometimes we tip toed around each other's work, sometimes we went right over it. We got braver and more confident as it went on. There was some ego clashing, but it was mild and probably comical to other artists, even if it didn't feel like it at the time. At the ver end, we worked on it side by side, bringing everything up to the same level. Andy is responsible for the polished look of it - he was much more of a stickler for perfection, even though I thought he was crazy at times. But I think what held it together was that we both really trusted each other's ability and sensibility, even if we didn't always agree. It took over two years to complete it. We are both incredibly proud of ourselves for pulling this off.
The painting will be on permanent view at Calvary Presbyterian Church at 935 W. Wisconsn Ave. Milwaukee WI 53233 (414) 271-8782 www.bigredchurch.com
There are limited edition, signed prints for sale at the church as well. All proceeds got directly to Calvary. The prints are 18 x 24 in and are on acid free paper. They cost $30. Contact the church for more details.