While I usually wait until I'm done with a project to post it here, I thought I would share a little in-progress action, just to keep up the blog momentum. My last two commissions have been small (in my world at least) works on 4 x 5'-ish panels. After those, I worked on fixing up a mural that another artist made in someone's home. I was also out of town for 3 weekends in August. All that leads to not having had a wall all to myself in quite a few weeks. So my current project just feels really, really good to work on.... I needed a wall fix! There really is just something about painting BIG BIG BIG that is like a drug to me. The bolder, the brighter, the better. This wall most definitely qualifies as bold and BRIGHT! Here's what I instagrammed the first day:
This was yesterday's progress. I probably would have gotten farther along, had it not been for an end-of-summer heat wave we've got going here in Portland. It was hot hot hot and I was trying to hide on the shady left side the whole time. This photo makes it hard to see all the bright purples in the shadow areas, but that was the last thing I did to it, and my current favorite part about it. Can't wait to get back to the wall! Stay tuned - I'll post when it's finished.
Getting my head and hands back in the wall-painting game, combined with meeting with a realtor this week, has got me dreaming sweet homeowner dreams. I know that my future home will be full of murals.... but how will I ever decide where to start when it's my OWN home I'm working on, and the client is ME?! Something like this might be in order. Whatever it is, it's gonna be BRIGHT and BOLD. :) Can't wait.
Happy weekend everyone!