Saturday, May 30, 2009

My 'Vacation'...




Moose feather framed...






















I framed the moose feather in an antique mahogany frame....
I'll be back to the mural tomorrow morning, had a great day with Mom at the shore yesterday; my senses are still flooded with the smell of those wild roses that grow there. We heralded the dawning of her 77th year in style!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Tree Grows...


































I'm not quite finished with it; I started with the branches then added the leaves, now I have to bring the branches back a bit. In the original postcard I am working from, the tree arcs down over the lettering on the side of the building but we decided the tree should be 'pruned' so you could see that lettering......I also removed the hedges from the lawn....call it artistic license : )

The mural continues...




















Finished the clouds this morning and worked on the lower part of the side of the building, then had to add the building just barely seen on the left edge, all in preparation for the tree....maybe later this afternoon I'll get back to it as I am taking a VACATION DAY tomorrow!

Kitty this morning...

So far this morning....























I went through my lifetime collection of feathers last night and found some white turkey feathers...it got me all fired up on doing feathers again! I haven't done anything with the end of the feather yet, not too sure what I will do....I might frame this one.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009






















Did a lot of detailing mostly on the side of the bank building today....also started a painting of Kitty....

I couldn't resist doing this last night...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

To end the day.......





















Just wanted to share what I saw in the beginning of today.....on an early morning walk : )

I actually finished something!

Today's mural progress....


















I put more highlights on and around the truck, looks better now....started drawing in the second car and did some work on the front.....yikes, I got home and looked at this photo and the FIRST thing I do tomorrow is fix the top of the door....those lines are REALLY off. I'm going there first thing tomorrow when my eyes are fresh....

Monday, May 25, 2009

Almost...
















Almost finished.....but not tonight.....tomorrow!

Clouds and the truck....



















Spent close to 4 hours there today but it seems I didn't get a lot done.....worked on the mill, put in the truck and it was too small so I re-did the truck....started on the clouds....I made the truck a dark green, now looking at this photo on the computer I think maybe it's too dark....tomorrow's another day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Back to the dogs!
















Back to the dogs a bit today....moved the middle dog up, looks better........now to finish the details in them and get them all "right".

Sunday morning....


















After taking a day off from mural painting yesterday I decided to get the lettering done today...which I did...and a lot of details on the front of the building. It's starting to come together now : )