Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Murals

Well, Jill Parr and I finished the Christmas mural panels today about noon - they will be placed "under" the tree on the Ellis County Courthouse lawn Wednesday morning, Nov. 25th. The Mayor will officially light the tree, Friday, November 27, at 7pm. The City of Waxahachie, Parks & Recreation Department, purchased all the materials....Jill and I donated our time
It's been a long time since I have painted "big" and I really had fun! Here they are:

The panels are 2' x 8' and took a combined total of 60 hours. After the primer dried, we each took a small brush loaded with yellow and began to make "loose" line drawings of the elements; drum, truck, trike, glass balls, snowman, decorated gifts and ribbon...until all 4 panels were "blocked in". Then we began painting the base colors; mid-tones using red, yellow, blue,green & purple. That took about 2 days. then we began to build up the shapes with shading & highlights. This is when we began to "get excited"....the panels were almost glowing! What fun! Did I mention that I love my job? What a way to begin the holiday season!

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