Starry Night Studio returns with another one-of-a-kind piece, this time turning a local icon into collectible piece of art.
“New Look for Old Centre” was created just for SNS by Laura Clay, our new education coordinator, also a Centre College graduate, who will lead the class Monday evening. “We wanted to develop a painting that celebrated Centre, and what better than Old Centre itself?” Clay says.
Clay points out there is usually some difficulty in creating an architectural painting.
“I wanted to develop a piece that was easy to replicate, fun to paint but also maintained the essence of Old Centre.”
The painting is almost a caricature of the building, a little off-centered, accented with dark outlines and gold highlights that give it a cartoon-like appeal. Executive Director Mary Beth Touchstone points out, “I think if you framed it in black, it would be beautiful.”
Clay says she also kept college students in mind.