The background is all complete now! Our day was shortened again today by wind and clouds and possible rain. We did get quite a lot of progress today however. Tomorrow, weather permitting, we will work on the details, painting in the lambs, grass, flowers, tree, plus we are now adding Jesus to watch over the flock. He will sit on a back hill looking towards the lambs. The preschool director came to me yesterday afternoon and asked if it was possible to add him in, so of course, we are happy to oblige. 🙂 Here are today’s progress photos.
Today while I finished up the sign, Bryan worked on the back hills
Sign is now 100% complete!
Finishing up the sky
- More progress on the hills and sky is done!
After Bryan filled in the big areas on the hills and I finished the sky, I went back in to fill in the edges (while fighting the wind in my hair!)
Done for the day, tomorrow it's on to the detail work!
And the main wall...
Lamb close up, tomorrow I will paint in the sketched lambs
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So far we’ve put in 16 hours on the mural, plus logo and sign on the other wall. Here are progress photos from today. Hoping to finish up the main part of the background tomorrow, then it’s all detail work! 🙂
Started out by transferring the lamb sketches to the wall
After a little while, Bryan figured out a better way to get down low! 🙂
This is how far I got yesterday, working on the lettering and logo for their sign. Just a bit o' Irish humor! 🙂
While I worked on lettering and logos, Bryan finished up the second level of blue in the sky
the lambs are starting to be defined at this point
and a shot of most of the wall with the second level of blue done
Tomorrow we will finish up the background hills, but for today, Bryan outlined the lambs with the dark green so we can start right up tomorrow.
Finishing up the logo
So happy to be done with the hand painted lettering!
Almost done with the sign, still have to draw a shepard's staff where the f goes
And that’s all for today! 🙂
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The past couple of days have been so amazing! Temps in the high 60s, sunshine! Finally coming out of that “last days of winter” funk! Being reminded of why I love living in central New Mexico. We have 4 seasons that pretty much stick to the days on the calendar. Winters are usually pretty mild and short with plenty of sunny, warm days thrown in. So, needless to say, I have spent the last couple of days outside as much as possible! Walking the dogs, hanging out in the back with the chickens, riding the bus/walking around town running errands. So, though it’s been fun, it’s time to get back in the studio and get some work done.
I found out on Monday that my bid was accepted for a mural project. The mural is for a church preschool and will be my first mural ever! I’m so excited, cannot wait to get started on it! Below is a rough sketch of the idea. The preschool is called “Lambs of Grace” and hence the lambs in the meadow. Work will begin on the mural as soon as it’s warm enough to paint outside, so hopefully very soon!
Preliminary sketches for Lambs of Grace mural
Today began another weekly art auction, as always starting bid is $9.99. In celebration of Spring, this week’s painting is one that I painted during a cold front at the beginning of December, “Cold Blows In”.
"Cold Blows In", 8 x 8" oil on canvas board, $9.99 starting bid
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