Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A sneak peek!

In previous posts I've mentioned the ambitious mural undertaking in the front entryway of our home.  I've been working on this painting for about 5 months or so, though not continuously by any means.  I do a little bit at a time when I get a free second.  I have to admit- I kind of enjoy the long process- it makes me sad to think about completion (although that's a long way away).  This is the last mural I have planned for my own home- but maybe by the time it's finally done I'll have some commissioned murals to move onto;)

Here is a little peak at the part that I am working on right now.  I am painting a bunch of Allium-inspired flowers in the foreground of the picture.  Below I document the process I go through to complete each element of the mural- here's a quick glimpse as to why it takes so much time to complete it!

Below are a couple reference/inspiration shots from my friendly neighbor Kara's beautiful gardens.  (check out her fabulous Etsy shop- she's got a lot of great stuff on it!)

Picture #1- the beginning, a 2 layer coat of white, the base stem for each of the flowers (there are about 50 or so total- half of which will have blooms)

Picture #2- the bloom done in a layer of white

Picture #3- Gold added as a highlight to the flower- gives it a little more depth I think- I contemplated leaving it alone at this stage- then decided to add 1 more touch of color

Picture #4- The black ties it into the rest of the mural and makes it look a little more complete.

I promise I will do a full entry on the finished product when the day comes...I am on the home stretch....I think.


  1. Looks great! Do you paint people figures? I have Bern wanting a Jiu-Jitsu guy flipping someone painted in my Dojo.

  2. I love the painting with the gold and white. The black adds the finising touch. I can't wait for the full unveiling. I love it!