Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Life has been super hectic lately and I've been under the weather quite a bit with the flu and then a cold! urgh, now on the mend and I'll working on a mural next week for a client in New York. They're expecting a baby girl in April and want a forest theme. The image here is a 'rough' that I worked up in Adobe Illustrator but it's the general idea of the mural scene. The mural will be 6x6.5, a bit big to work on in my space so I'll be painting it at my teacher's loft, the Day Studios, in Oakland. I'll be posting pictures of my progress as I go along. I hope you will enjoy it and maybe get out your paint brushes too! Joe Anne Day will also be painting a large scale chinoiserie at the same time. She is the queen of chinoiserie painting and if she'll let me I'll post pictures of her work in progress too!

WIP-Along 1st steps

I'm posting this underneathe the original WIP-Along post so you can see the whole process with continuity.

Hurray! I finally got the mural underway for my client in New York. ; ) There isn't much to see yet but the background has begun to be painted out. I will be cutting into the sides and bottom with the wall color in the nursery to create a look of the the mural being painted directly on the wall. Next I will be dropping in the trees with pencil and then painting in the rainbow and clouds.

WIP-Along 1st steps

Baby steps. This mural still doesn't like like much but this is where I've got to so far. Once the animals and flowers are painted in it will spring to life!!

WIP-moving along

Now this mural is beginning to look like something. I've started adding in the animals so we can see the scene slowly coming to life.

Mural Progress

Here is a really bad picture of where I'm at so far. I just made fun of a friend today for sending a blurry picture and now here I have one. I must have had my camera on manual mode without realizing it. I hope to have some better pics tomorrow as I'll be working on it again.

I now have most of the animals all blocked in. The rainbow is in now as well. I still have grass, flowers, butterflies and a lot of detail to add but am on the home stretch now... kind of. ; )

WIP-more detail

Above is where I've started to add more detail but below you can really start to see the color coming in and some energy developing. It's all about details and the finishing touches now. The baby's name will be added as though carved into to the trunk of one of the trees. I still have a ladybug and some butterflies to add, plus maybe another surprise or two. ; ) stay tuned, I'm just about finished!