This is me with my ceiling tile I painted for our local Cancer Center. It's for a program called "Ceilings for Healing". It's inspired by a national program, "Healing Ceilings". I painted the sun tile in honor of a very close family member currently battling cancer. It means the world to me that I can hopefully make someone at the center smile a bit or bring a little happiness to their day while they're dealing with cancer.
After my proposal was selected, I received an acoustic ceiling tile to paint. The acrylic paint was donated from a local art supply store. SO NICE! First step was to gesso the entire tile. After it dried I drew the sun in pencil, then did a base color on everything with the paint. It took a lot of time to get the paint into all the many holes.
Then I started shading the yellow sun with oranges and reds. Obviously they want happy paintings with bright colors.
Last step was to add some gold acrylic paint that I bought and doing dots! I did the dots with the tip of a brush. It's dark blue and white. Signed initials in corner with gold! Done.