Monday, April 05, 2010

The Magical World Mural - Background Progress

Here's a quick post about the progress of BeaBug's magical world mural. There's going to be a lot of stuff going on, so I may have to thin it out as I start painting. Since it's a personal project (non-paying work), it's going at a slow, but steady pace. With an active 2-year-old,  I can only paint when she's sleeping, or occupied with Dad.
So far, I'm using latex paint, with large paint brushes and rollers. When I start getting into the details, it will be more acrylic and latex mixes.

I wanted the bottom of the wall to be simple since most of it will be covered by furniture.
I have one corner that is a evening scene, so I went with a purple-pink sky, like just after the sun goes down.

I blended it with a paint brush into the blue. The edge might be a little harsh in places, but it will be covered by either clouds or trees.

On to the next step! With the background painted, now I am drawing the scenes on the wall. I think it's going to be a combination of freehand and tracing using the projector.


Joy said...

Yay, Val!!! That's a great start! I can't wait to see your progress. I expect you to have it complete by the time we come for a visit...hehehe.

Amy C said...

oh my word, it looks so magical already, the purplish sunset is so peaceful.
Cant wait to see the next phase!

nina seven said...

wow! looks like quite a project. it's really awesome, even in the beginning stages..can't wait to seee more.