Friday, May 28, 2010

HHSA Mural #13, Sea

A different sea scene. One wall, should be a piece of cake. I might mention that by now, fabi and I are getting a little tired, working around the clock. But we are right on schedule (a must in my world) and still having fun.
I design in Photoshop.

Getting silly.

Fabi spilled.

Oops – so did I.

Fabi takes pictures.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

HHSA Mural #12, Rain Forest

ONE MORE room in the Tulare office. This one will be a rain forest with water and animals. A group of employees and parents had already painted a forest in this room, and they weren't happy that we were going to paint over it. But HHSA wanted all the rooms to match, and would be adding all new matching sofas and rugs as well.

I build design in Photoshop.

We painted 2 of the walls green.


...and after.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HHSA Mural #11 Arctic

FABI AND I are ready for a little change. Enough orange already! So since this mural has snow and ice and lots of white animals as well, I decided to switch the base color to lavender. Ahh...

I design in Photoshop.

These colors make me so happy. In fact, I painted my kitchen like this AND used this photo for my mural blog banner head.

Fabi prepares wall while I am still in the other room painting the castle mural.

Then we paint the black lines, I go back to the castle mural, Fabi fills in white.
LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

HHSA Mural #10 Do You Believe in Magic?

Fabilu Tattersfield was my model for this mural. Everything else was built around her.

I put together a composition in Photoshop.

Orange first, then black lines. Fabi helps me fill in color.

Friday, May 7, 2010

HHSA Mural #9, Dinosaur on Muslin

I LOVE dinosaurs. I painted this picture about 2 years ago, on muslin 8'x10', just for fun. Since time was such an issue, it worked well to hang it in the large room. I was happy to have my expert fixer-upper Fabi to prepare the walls, which we then painted. After we installed the mural, and after sleeping on it a couple of nights, I realized we installed it wrong. So we went back to re-install. All's well that ends well, I say.