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Summer Banners


Would you like a mug of the summer banners I created?  It might help keep you warm through these winter months.

If you’re looking for something else. You can find posters and a canvas version at my ZAZZLE store. If you have other ideas like a mouse pad or something just let me know I’ll set it up!

Now stay warm this winter!

Lombard Summer Banners!


My summer banners are up! I want to thank Bridget Doyle, Communications Coordinator for the Village of Lombard for giving me the opportunity to make some art for my town!  I really enjoyed painting the images of summer.   Here are some of the steps I took to make the paintings.

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I always start with thumbnails of drawings they help me get the composition right.  It’s also a great way to get a lot of ideas out of your head and on to the paper.  You can see all 43 thumbnails here.

 

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After Bridget and her team picked the ones they like best I did some more detailed sketches.  This helps me get an even better idea of what I want the final image to look like.  You can see all 8 of the detail sketches here.

 

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Then I set out to painting them.   I did 6 in all.  One that wasn’t included in the detailed sketches were the fireworks paintings. I made 2 versions of the fireworks.  I was just trying something out for the first time.  I had no idea how I would paint fireworks in watercolor.  But I kind of like how they turned out.  Let me tell you Lombard really puts on a great fireworks display every 4th of July!

 

Sean and his paintings

Thanks Sharon Tinker of http://www.sharontinkerphotography.com/ for taking this great photo!

Okay that’s me at The Corner House in Lombard.  Every chance I get I like to hang out there and doodle something.  So if you see me there you better bring your sketch book!

Also thanks to the Daily Herald for wanting to do a story on me.  You can read the full story here at the Daily Herald

 

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Yup, that me and my banner….

 

 

 

Do you love Lombard?


Thank You “Lombard Spectator” for doing a story on me and Hello Lombard! Hey it’s always good to get noticed. You can read the story here in case you don’t want to strain your eyes trying to read my photo.
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Speaking of getting noticed, if you love Lombard as much as I do maybe you could share your stories with me.

Want To Be A Contributor?

Want to be a contributor and share your stories, art or ideas about Lombard?  If you have any positive stories, pictures, art work, videos, poems maybe even songs about Lombard or our Downtown you can share them here.  It can be a one time story or if you want to become a regular contributor to Hello Lombard send an email to Sean McMenemy.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to try out blogging now’s your chance I can set you up.

Did you know I have a Hello Lombard Flickr Group?  Join that today and share your photos of Lombard.  Come on let’s show off a little bit.