Yes! I finished and have a very happy client! Here are the completion shots:
My client's testimonial:
"Thank you so much. I love the artwork! My sisters are jealous and want to ship you to Ohio to do their houses. Thanks again, it's just what I imagined!" - S.M.
Happiness like this is what makes my job so very worthwhile. :D
I'm back! Here are two shots from today's progress. The first is my scene every morning. I love it. :D
And here's today's image of panel #1. Still more work to do but it's coming along!
I'll be back at the walls tomorrow around my usual time of 6:30am; I'm getting excited as I can feel completion day coming soon. :D More tomorrow!
Well, the inevitable day arrived where I decided to make a change. I wasn't happy with the grapefruit segments on Panel #2 (with the curling rind), so painted over it and quickly began the detailing process anew. I think, all in all, it will end up looking more "correct".
My day today was cut short so am hoping to spend a bit more time painting tomorrow.
And here are the full panels after today's short time at the walls:
I hope you all have an excellent (and quick!) Friday tomorrow so that we can all jump into our weekends. And again, thanks for your interest. It is appreciated. :D
Today marks day 5 of my ongoing 2-panel mural here in Clearwater. With the hot spring weather firmly in place, it's becoming a little more challenging. I am satisfied thus far on my progress and will be back at the walls around 6:30am tomorrow (gotta stay ahead of the sun!).
More photos and an update tomorrow. Thanks for your interest! :D
Today I feel like things are finally coming together. I still have much more refinement to do on both panels, but that might have to wait a bit. It looks like the bad weather that has been sweeping through the midlands (my sympathies) is now due here. Consequently I might not be back to the walls until next week. We'll see...
I hope you all are well and happy. When you have a moment, do check in and let me know how you're treating life. :D
Day 3 in the lovely Florida sun. It's quite beautiful out as long as you can withstand the high temperature...in the direct sun..for hours. I happen to like it (as long as there's a breeze,) so no complaints here.
I worked on the two whole grapefruit today; one each on the two panels.
I'll probably be working on the grapefruit halves tomorrow. Lots of reshaping and defining to do with these. All in all, I'm just happy the blobs are starting to come to life!
Second day at the two-panel Grapefruit Mural. No refinement as yet; just applied some bright colors. At least they're pretty blobs now. :) I'll be back at it tomorrow!
Close-up of applying a second layer. I am primarily left-handed, but when it comes to painting I am ambidextrous.
First day on a private commission dual-panel piece here in sunny Clearwater, Florida. Perfect activity for Earth Day!
Happy Earth Day!