Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My next project

Now that my Bear on the Chain has been safely delivered to the Antioch Chamber, Antioch, Il, I am looking forward to my next project.

A gentleman has a family room that he would like a beach scene mural in.  Ok, no problem I said when I confirmed his address and a time to come over to look at the room. Usually I get a nice big, blank wall, 8x10 or larger, to paint on.
Well...............this is a blank wall alright, but it is above a chair railing, so the dimensions are 3' high by 17' long.  A challenge to say the least.  I have labored over how to present it..........water to the front, land along the back........or vice versa.  How to fit in all the requirements (huts, palm trees, etc) that he wants in it. 
Sketching and graphing the design in small sketchbooks just wasn't making it for me, so I finally taped some red paper (like found in Menards), 3'x17' long on the wall in my basement and started working on the design in that manner.  I think I have it good in my head now what I am going to do on Monday, May 23, when I start at his house.

I can't seem to get the pictures to align into a panaramic view for you, so use your imagination !
I will post pics as I progress on the mural


Aruna N Sarode said...

It feels like a good start. All the best on your project.

sam said...

Wow what an exciting project Bonnie! Ive never done a mural, I imagine it will be hard work but sure you will cope! Look forward to seeing the finished piece;o)