I live doing these rooms...
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This shows the progression of one day working in a small bedroom. I do the background by roller blending two to three colors all the way around the room. Then I start painting in middleground. I'm working with rollers or big brushes for much of this stage. tomorrow I use the little brushes.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Here's the finished mural that the sketches have led up to....I put the finishing touches on it while they were getting ready for their open house. I painted the background with a sprayer and watering down the wall like I would using watercolor paper. The paint runs added the the expression. I also did some spattering.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Here's a progression from drawing to completed sketch which I just forwarded to the client. It's watercolor/gouache on Arches paper. Once I get approval, I will paint it on their wall. It's for Visions in Motion, the dance studio where my daughter gets lessons. I try and picture her dancing--that's my inspiration.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here's a one day mural I did in Frankenmuth for a good customer of mine. I used a projector to get a rough drawing which I then painted the drawing in black. I like to use rollers to build depth and I'm pretty good with blending colors with them. (you just have to keep the wall wet with a spritzer)
You know, I never really looked close at this album cover, but Paul is barefoot, and John's shoes are dirty white tennis shoes. On the street's sidewalks are people looking their way wondering what's going on. John's portrait was easy--since his hair is all you see! I had trouble with all the other's faces because I was in a little hurry. Usually it takes a certain amount of time per face, and if I spend less than that, it looks rough--and unfinished. You really gotta build up the face's mass to make it convincing and you gotta paint with decisive marks when finishing it. Lots of times, I'll skip the drawing and just draw it in paint, especially when I'm in the groove.