I finally finished this mural. I know when I’m finished when I feel that the whole composition feels balanced. It’s like a visual Jenga system. Does it stand up on it’s own? If the answer is yes, then yes: it’s done. I have one more mural to go, but it’s more like a really large sign than an actual mural. Images to come.
My friend Kelly asked what the line down the middle-ish of the painting is, and it’s a seam in the panels. The wooden panels I’m painting on come in sheets of 8′ x 4′, so they’re cut down to size. This painting is 7′ wide, so there are two panels measuring 4′ and 3′. Here she is:
I’m in the home stretch with this one. I cannot apologize enough for the piss-poor photos; the light in my temporary studio is great for painting, but terrible for pics. It looks a lot better in person than here on the blog:
I spent the whole day painting the walls of the composition. So spent the day painting a wall on a flat surface. Very meta, very insider-y. It doesn’t look too different from yesterday in this photo, but I think tomorrow you’ll really be able to see the progress:
Today was spent tightening up some lines, adding definition, and other boring structural business. There’s not a lot to post, but I’d feel guilty if I didn’t share today’s work. Onwards and upwards.
I’m heading back to Milwaukee for another round of mural making. I am doing four paintings on wood for a building exterior, and one painting on the wall of The Nomad, a beloved Milwaukee watering hole where I happily tended bar for six years. I’m really excited to do all this work. I will be dutifully blogging about my process, so check back every day to see my progress.
Also, the volcano is erupting again! Well, at least spewing ash. You can click on the link to the live webcam here. It’s fun! It’s educational! It’s geological!
See you all in Milwaukee!