Tuesday, December 25, 2012
24~ Mural 2012: Truffles and Doughnuts
The candy-shop bay window wasn't as complicated as the toy shop ~ or rather, not as intricate. It had its own set of complications, though. I had gone for a motif that included transparent containers filled with candies and bon bons. Transparencies are usually easy for me, but this time, I didn't have much room for error. On a canvas, I work and work at it. I had done a similar glass case on a Christmas float once, but I had used an acrylic-and-latex mix (not just latex), so that probably made a difference. Then, there was the pressure of finishing, and doing it right the first time. Another hard part was painting the ice creams and things that were up high. I had to stand on a ladder and hold the brush up over my head to paint ~ tiring, for sure.
The candy-shop bay was a success. Everyone agrees it looks good enough to eat ~ it had us all salivating. I sometimes see things I wish I'd done better, but overall, I was happy with it.
Mural 2012: Friday, October 26, 2012 (Truffles and Doughnuts)