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Getting started on Mural Projects!

I recently posted on facebook that I would like to start doing more mural projects. In response, I have two murals lined up!

mural sketches

The mural process begins with sketches…

The first one will be on the back patio wall of a personal residence. Today, I started working on sketching some ideas. I’m thrilled that I have free reign with the designs, because I really want to work on my own style in mural form. I have more freedom with the first mural. The woman I am painting it for is a collector of art in general and my art in particular. I was excited when I made my first site visit to see her tastes are colorful and eclectic. We have very similar taste!

The second mural is at a local high school. My sketches will have to be approved by the Principal. The high school art teacher (a friend of mine) has a general idea that I will be working with. This mural will be a project to create a sanctuary spot on campus for the large population of immigrant and refugee students to feel safe and welcome. The basic idea there is a spiral with different colored hands around it. I am thinking I will turn the spiral into a giant sunflower with the hands in the middle section around the spiral.

Last week, I visited both sites, made some measurements and spoke with the clients about what they wanted. This week I will make several sketches so there are choices to pick from. Once I have approval, I will gather my supplies and get started! I’m unsure if the High School mural will happen this school year or even in the Summer. It may have to wait until school starts back up in the Fall. We are going to include kids in the process which will be fun! I will have a group of young artists to help with the painting once the design has been drawn.

Would you like me to paint a mural for you? Contact me and let’s talk!

Revisiting Art Auctions

Paula's art show

Me standing in front of my show at High Desert Art & Frame

I wanted to share a LINK to a review (scroll down to bottom of that page) that was recently written on my current show at High Desert Art & Frame. The show turned out lovely and will be up for view until the end of July.

I am currently working on cleaning out my flat file. This has been a long process! I have SO MANY small paintings, sketches and drawings in there!

One of the paintings up for auction, starting bid $9.99

One of the paintings up for auction, starting bid $9.99

At first, I thought about just burning them ALL! I once tried to throw some of my older art away and my mom rescued said pieces from the trash. Needless to say, I don’t throw art away anymore, and I have thought of burning it many times in the past. I never succeeded at that though. What if there is someone out there who might get joy out of that little painting or drawing?

Another piece up for auction, starting bid, $19.99

Another piece up for auction, starting bid, $19.99

I have decided that rather than throw away or burn my old art, I’m hopping back on ebay to auction off these old pieces. I am actually doing this in two phases. First, I am posting said art on my Facebook Art Page at the starting bid prices. My facebook fans have about a day or 24 hours to snatch up the pieces they want. Once the 24 hours is over, they are taken down from facebook and posted for auction on ebay. If you are interested in seeing said paintings, you can hop over to my Facebook Art Page or my Ebay listings. I am not sure how long this will be going on, but I’m starting with 10 per day. I have literally tens possibly a hundred of these little gems. Most are watercolor paintings or “sketches” of ideas that I had that either became larger paintings or never made it past the sketch stage.