Two posts in one week! What's gotten into me?! Paint paint paint.
This mural is on a wall of a carport at a private home here in Portland. During our initial consultation, I took some notes on this couple's vision: Portland. Roses. Texas and Wisconsin wildflowers. Sasquatch. Rivers. Trees. Rocks. That's basically what I had to go on, combined with the fact that the two halves of my client couple were from Texas and Wisconsin, had just moved to Portland, and like it here. This is the best case scenario for a consultation: tell me a few of your favorite things, and tell me a little of your story. Then let me go cray.
This fam totally gave me the warm and fuzzies, with their two adorable kids under 5, sweet standard poodle, and general hospitality. The cutest was when one kiddo came and showed me her art projects after school, and sat and drew with me while I painted. Makes me miss teaching kids art like WOAH.
Since the wall we were working with was very long and not very tall, I thought it would work great as sort of a timeline/whimsical landscape. I started on the far left side with the state flowers from Texas and Wisconsin, and ended at the far right with a skyline of Portland and some roses (we're known as the City of Roses here). I added a little Mt. Hood action too (our grand mountain that is just as much a part of our skyline here as our skyscrapers....well, I use the word skyscrapers loosely). All in all, it represents a move to Portland. And not to get too woo, but it feels like a good way of honoring a life change. Here are the pictures from right to left. Full mural at the bottom of this post.
Yay cute kids. Yay paint. Yay coral and aqua together. Yay purple mountain majesty. Yay Oregon. Yay trees. Yay this frickin job I get to do. :)