Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Mural is Finished!

The studio is looking a little crowded. I can't wait to see this piece hung at Macrina in Belltown this week. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Applying the Leaf

As I work on the mural I make lots of changes. The smudges will be covered with copper. 

Applying the copper leaf is a messy process. And as the weather warms up I have to use baby powder on my hands so the leaf won't stick to my sweaty fingers and tear apart.

Once the leaf is applied I burnish it with a cloth. Then I can paint small details on top.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Huckleberry likes the goldfinches. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Here is a glimpse of the process of painting the second panel of the mural. Henry helped me to carry the very heavy panels outside to the alley where we laid them on the ground. I then painted the second panel with black paint.

This mural is nine feet across. All the red will be covered with copper leaf as you see in the test area that is all shiny from reflecting the sky.