This isÂ anÂ 8′ x 8′ mural painted on four primed 4′ x 4′ panels, to be installed on the outside wall of a house.
I began by outliningÂ theÂ shapes from a smaller printÂ using an overhead projector.
UsingÂ myÂ preliminaryÂ study to guide me,Â Â I beganÂ painting by ‘filling in” the shapes with color around the entire muralÂ rather than completing one area at a time. This way I begin to see rhythms andÂ color relationships develop as I work. Since acrylics usuallyÂ dryÂ aÂ slightly darkerÂ shade than when wet, I need to wait and adjustÂ someÂ areas with a new color mixture,Â building colors byÂ layering. Check back toÂ track my progress as I add more images daily.