long-up-section

The last of the rain passed through around 6:30 this morning, and with my coffee in hand I went to survey the work to be done on the mural. By 10am the wall was dry enough to paint. I took care of my touch up notes to adjust some colors before I began on the windows. An hour later I was mixing the window color and looking forward to finishing up today. No such luck. I did not have trouble with the wall that ran along the path. Rather, small rivulets of water randomly ran down the “off stage” section of the painting as the flower beds drained and pooled on the ledge above me. There is no way around it. I am going to have to wait a couple days after the last rain to get this section. Bummer because there is only 30 minutes or so of work left to finish, leaving only the text details remaining for Saturday. No point in fretting over it. I’ll just head into the city to draw. Happy painting.

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Retaining Wall Mural, 4th coat
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4 thoughts on “Retaining Wall Mural, 4th coat

  • May 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm
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    I can see the 3d effect on the wall. Wow! Very nice. 🙂

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    • May 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm
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      Thanks Amru. It always makes such a big difference overlaying final details. I know the clients are excited too and are considering an “opening night”. Now if I can just get all this paint off my hands. 😉

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  • May 26, 2011 at 3:46 am
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    Here I am asking about pictures, and here I found them! This is great! It brings life to an otherwise dreary cement wall. I can understand the challenges of painting on this surface, I painted a large mural on a retaining wall as well, and sometimes you just have some unexpected water surprises.

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    • May 26, 2011 at 6:41 am
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      I’m happy to hear that you have some experience at painting big walls. I’ve always enjoyed painting murals and it falls right in line with my notion of public art, like drawing around the city.

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