Here it is, the 40-foot banner mural I've been working on for the last few weeks! :) The clients who commissioned this piece have a second story balcony running along the entire length of their house. This banner was made to be hung over the railing on special occasions, for when guests come over, or just on sunny Spring days :) The idea was to have a mural that could go up when they were in the mood to celebrate, for whatever reason. The client and his partner love to garden, and mentioned Zinnias and Nasturtium flowers....and they are NOT afraid of bright color. Perfect for me! Even with a crazy month, I was able to pull this one off in time for them to use it to welcome guests to their big upcoming potluck :) It was a tight deadline, but I took the challenge, and feel good that with some strategic planning, was able to pull it off.
I had a lot of fun painting this one. This opens up a lot of possibilities for me and clients, too. It makes for a mural that people can take down and put up as they please, if they're not ready for the commitment of a mural directly on the wall, or if they want to have a mural on an area that would be un-paintable. It also opens up the possibility for me to work with clients out of my local area. As long as I can get the measurements and concept ideas, we can work together over a distance!
I can think of no mural more Spring-appropriate than this one, and it was a nice way to ring in the season :)