Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Medusa Doors

I painted these two cupboard doors for the bathroom in which I painted the Roman fresco a couple of weeks ago. The Medusa motif was chosen to reflect the bathroom tiles with the Greek key pattern. Once again I aged and cracked the design to match the first mural.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Butterfly Window

Here is a photo of a quick mural I painted a few days ago. It was painted as a surprise for a girl who loves butterflies, hearts, pinks & purples. I just needed to combine all these elements to make sure she was happy.

I completed the mural in one very long day - luckily I was working only a mile up the road so didn't mind working the long hours.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Desert Mural - Day 5

Finished the mural late yesterday evening. It was just as well that I finished late as the M25 was completely clogged during the afternoon due to the closure of the QE2 Bridge amongst other problems. By the time I drove home the road was nice & clear - even through all the roadworks :)

I painted the glow-in-the-dark stars yesterday. Because the ceiling had been painted blue I first painted the stars in white acrylic and then painted the glow paint on top. this will help the paints to glow more effectively.
The varnishing took me much longer than anticipated. This was due to the fact that I have painted the mural on top of a textured wallpaper so the varnish took a lot more working in.

The clients were very happy with the finished result and no doubt look forward to getting their room back :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Desert Mural - Day 4

Just about there now. Finished off the pyramids today and the chap riding the camel.
Just the glow-in-the-dark stars to add and a couple of coats of varnish - long day tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Desert Mural - Day 3

Just worked on the two desert palm trees today - nice to get some green into the mural.
Back onto the pyramids and camel tomorrow - and I have the moon to add as well.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Desert Mural - Day 2

2nd day into my desert theme mural. Now I have some pyramids and some colour at last. I am sketching the bulk of this mural using the brush & paint rather than drawing it all out first.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Desert Mural

I am currently working on a desert theme mural. As with the tropical island mural I painted at the end of last year, I have started with a blue base and have sketched out the mural using Raw Umber. Once I have fleshed out the design out in I will gradually introduce the colours.