Thursday, May 17, 2012

Painting A Mural

As if I don't have enough paintings in the works at the moment, (3 in oils, 1 more drawn and ready to be put on the canvas).  I decided to start something new to me, a small mural
We have white walls on our patio, (brick construction with a smooth layer of concrete over it), and I have been thinking about doing this for quite a while; but I hadn't found a photo I wanted to do, until the other day.

I wanted the photo to represent Guaymas and I think this one does.
It is of the malecon, walkway along the bay, in centro and depending on how it turns out people should recognize it as a view of our city.

I blocked it out and starting drawing a few days ago in between doing other things, painting, naturally not housework lol.  I decided to keep it fairly small, (for a mural), so it is going to be about 60 inches x 40 inches or about 150 cm. x 100 cm..

As usual I think I picked something that is way beyond my abilities, (lots of details); but am going to give it a try.  If I don't like it, I will just paint over it and pretend it didn't exist.

I am not sure how well I am going to do working with acrylic paint either, I am worried that it is going to dry way to fast for me to blend it as I want.  I guess I will find out tomorrow when I start slapping on paint.

Here are some pictures of the drawing, as it is done in pencil and fairly lightly I edited the pictures to make the lines show up, so the photos look pretty weird; but you can make out the drawing lines.

The whole thing.


The left side.

Sort of the middle.

The right side.

The whole view from the right.

The whole view from the left.

Wish me luck as I am going to need lots of it.


Gloria said...

Oh boy how exciting Brenda. I know you will do a fantastic job. I can hardly wait to see it. I'm excited for you. Great sketch of the city. Oh lord, I can hardly wait.

Brenda Maas said...

Hi Gloria, I am excited about it too. It will be different working on a wall and also with acrylic paint; but have my fingers crossed. I am sure it will take me forever lol.

Barb said...

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Brenda Maas said...

Hi Barb. I am really not liking the acrylic paint, so different from oils. they dry so fast here that there is no time for shading. Grr.
I may post an update photo later on today, I will see how it goes lol.