Gift of Love - Part I
Although Javier's first birthday is still another 3 months away, I decided to paint a humongous mural on his bedroom wall (measuring 160cm x 495cm or approx 5 ft x 16ft). No amount of money could ever buy such gift of love....Well, perhaps you say I could hire a mural painter, but it isn't the same when it's painted by Daddy himself, eh?
You see, his Mommy has bought a few stick-on Disney's cartoon characters namely Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Kangka, etc. Instead of sticking them on plain monotonous walls like everbody else, Daddy wants to be different and he intends to paint a huge mural of a village with trees and flowers and houses where Winnie The Pooh & Friends can live in....
Gosh! This will be the biggest painting I'll ever paint!
To start it off, I bought some emulsion house paints (Blue and yellow) and painted the walls, with the blue as the sky, and yellow as the wall colour underneath the mural. The rest of the mural colours are painted with Daler Rowney and Van Gogh Acrylics Paints.
will be the sky and white area will be where the actions are
gonna take place!
After marking important subjects with a pencil, I started painting the distant mountain, the first layer of a tree trunk, a curvy little road, and a big green patch to suggest grass and bushes.
After that, I focused on the tree and finished the dark tones of the trunk and leaves... and built up the texture of the grasses to make them look more realistic.
After resting for a couple of days, I painted the light shades of the trunk and leaves. The tree is more or less done now, but I still need to go back to touch it up a little after the rest of the mural is painted.
The next day, I painted the clouds, and started on the houses, and grounds... this is where I stopped yesterday. There's still a long way to go, but hopefully I can get it done in a week or two.
Stay tuned for Part II.... coming soon!