Hang On!

DRAWINGS

Trains are fun, especially for children. But once you get inside you realize you can no longer SEE the train. This drawing shows “Mimi” hanging on to her grandson who is determined to lean out of the window to watch the train as it moves down the track. Carbon pencil and colored pencil on color […]

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How to Paint a Mural, Part 3

MURALS

With the line drawings in place I added all the solid colors. Once the colors were done, fine details, shading and highlights were added. With the mural complete it was time for other folks to add the window treatments, bed coverings and so on and to wait for the baby to arrive. But that was […]

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How to Paint a Mural, Part 2

MURALS

After the planning was over I put the drawings on newsprint and toted them to Phoenix. Using the room sketches as a guide I taped the drawings on the wall and transfered the images using plain old carbon paper. After some minor adjustments I made line drawings on the walls using an acrylic paint pen.

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How to Paint a Mural, Part 1

MURALS

Assignment: Paint a mural of a bunch of monkeys doing a bunch of different things on three walls and entry way of a baby’s room. Since the walls were 1,100 miles away the planning needed to be good. There was lots of emailing going on. The room, it’s windows, furniture, etc. were measured and graphed […]

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