Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mural Is Done

This morning I put the finishing touches on the mural and I am saying that it is done.  Beginning to end it took me 27 days; although I skipped working on it a few days here and there and as it is pretty warm here now I only worked for a few hours each time in the mornings.

I learned a couple of things while doing this.

1.  I do not particularly like using acrylic paints, for the simple fact that they dry too fast and there was next to no time for shading.

2.  I actually can do a big project and finish it before getting bored with it.  I have a short attention span.

Here is the finished mural, finished size 150 cm x 100 cm or about 60 inches x 40 inches.  Many thanks to Alfredo for allowing me to use his picture for reference.  The mural is of a scene in our downtown area, part of the malecon with the mountains in the background.




Friday, June 8, 2012

One Blue Door Painting Done

I have finally finished the first one of the Blue Door paintings.  There was a LOT of tiny detail on this painting and it took me what seemed like forever to finish it.

It is oil on canvas, approx. size is:  30 x 40 cm. or about 12 x 15 inches.

Comments/criticisms welcome as always.



The full painting.




















Lantern detail.

























The other lantern detail.























Door detail.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mural WIP

I finally remembered to take a photo of the mural, or as far as I have gotten so far.  I have done a bit of work on it since these photos; but it is a LONG way from finished still.  It is getting warm here so I have only been working on it for a while some mornings when I haven't had other stuff going on.  So considering how slowly I work this could take until next year to finish.

Here are a couple of photos of it as it was a couple of days ago.