Monday, August 20, 2007

A World Safari

I had too much fun with this mural - painting what are some of my favorite subjects...animals, of course. This client was interested in having all of the continents wrapping around the room with animals representing each place painted large and friendly for their baby's room.

I managed to fit a lot in...

An adorable panda bear cozies up to some bamboo in Asia.

Antarctica with a penguin standing at attention.

A polar bear glances over at you from the ice of the arctic.

And a tree frog from South America lounges in a vine.

Down under in Australia a koala bear climbs a eucalyptus tree and a kangaroo hops away.

A giraffe in Africa peers down at you, shy yet curious.

While a monkey swings and plays.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

A Gondola Ride Through Venice

I painted this mural for a lovely couple that holds Venice, Italy, near to their hearts. They've visited several times and have several nice collectibles from Venice in their home. It was fitting to paint this grand scene of Venice and St. Mark's Square in their dining room. I planned the dimensions of the mural to go from the ceiling (about 12' up) to just above their sideboard buffet, and about 11' from left to right. This mural took me 4 days to paint (with plenty of preparation) and the end result is really stunning!

A full view of the mural.

Another view of the gondolas and the square.

The gorgeous street lamps.

A zoom in on the water, the architecture, and the boats in the canals.

The mural in process - day 3 of work.

Before the mural: an empty space in the dining room begging for a view on Venice.