Monday, April 30, 2012

It's a new mural! This will be 9 feet square so I am working in three panels. It's for Macrina Bakery in Belltown and will show a wheat field with sunflowers and other grains and flowers. I have chosen the unusual perspective of someone lying in a field looking at the sky so all the giant stalks are towering above us.

I am using pure copper leaf and all the terracotta colour will be covered with it. Here is my test area. I'm so excited. My favourite glimpse of large pieces like this is when I turn the studio lights out at the end of the day and the shining metal leaf glows in the darkness, reflecting ambient light.

As part of my research on wheat I found the wonderful work of Australian Margaret Senior who painted plant diseases. She is worth a google. 


  1. Jean- I love this perspective of someone on the ground! While I'm from KS, I've not done this in a wheat field, but I have in my yard. That copper leaf really does give the look of the sky behind the stalks. I look forward to seeing it in place. - paula

  2. Paula how nice to hear from you! I hope all is well in your garden.