In mid october I was asked by Dr Maria Bukelo if i was interested in painting a urn for the Alumni Association office which had not been done before .The urn was passed on to me in early November and it was larger than I expected. It was a really pretty pot and I didn't want to ruin it with one of the silly designs out of my head. I started scouring the internet for designs and also made Alex my classmate take photos of the tablecloth in St.Antony's church.After much toggling in in my mind I settled on a wedding invite that I had saved years ago as the design was memorable.
I got down to painting by the second week of November. The first coat was a white base coat so that the shade of blue wouldn't change as it might if painted over the terracotta brown. After the base coat was done it took two to three coats of blue with a foam brush to avoid brush marks after which I transferred the design on to the pot and painted it in white. The gold detailing was added later over the white. I initially intended to paint the same design on both sides of the pot later decided otherwise.The decision to paint only the St. John's emblem on one side was a last minute one.
I took about five weeks to complete it mainly because I was painting for a limited time on just two or three days per week. The last two days were marathon sessions till 2:00 a.m. so that I could finish it by the Christmas dinner on 12th.I hope every one enjoys my finished piece as it adorns the Alumni Association Office
I would like to thank Dr. Praveen Rodrigues and Dr. Maria Bukelo for giving me this opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it was an honor to be asked to do this.
below are picture of the finished piece.