Painting larger than life
Dozens of artists worked together July 25 at the Penn Yan Presbyterian Church to complete a giant painting depicting a photograph from the early 1900s.
The original black and white photo was taken from a rowboat by Isabelle Drake. Artist Robert Gillespie used that photo as the basis for a recent painting, and because of his experience with large format work, decided to spearhead a group effort to create this 10,000 sq. ft. artwork in the church parking lot.
He said it took about 4 and a half hours to complete using a grid and dry tempera paints.
Gillespie is looking into having the painting documented as a world record.