After 15 years of painting murals professionally, my approach to painting has always been
fairly technical and with a plan.
1) meet the client
2) discuss the area they want a mural and what they are looking for
3) View the area and discuss placement, proportions, colors, subject matter, etc.
4) hit the drawing table and draft a design to almost precise detail
(never want and have had only ONE client ever not like something after painted)
100% of my portfolio was by referral
5) paint for my client
6) add it to portfolio and only see it again in a photo or when I typically painted more murals for the same client.
To say the least, my work have been rather methodical in approach and execution.
A few of my faves over the years.
Everything from tile, concrete, leather...Loved doing Trompe l'oeil
The pen and envelope are painted on, the "real" pen is on the lower left.
It belonged to the client's grandmother.
The sheet music is decoupaged on, the remaining items are painted.
Italian landscape on a fireplace screen.
Leather Jackets for a Music Store.
This was my store sign when I had a small Shop in San Dimas about 11 years ago.
My Kids and I on our Carousel of Life.
Hundreds of murals over the years and now I only paint the random mural,
having concentrated the last few years on Altered Art and Jewlery.
Way too often, I stand before a canvas and stare, like I don't know WHAT to paint.
After years of having a PLAN, I am all too often stumped.
Having never taken a painting course, it is about time so I am THRILLED to spend the next 5 weeks taking Flora Bowley's Bloom True E Course
I LOVE her painting style, wonderful colors and approach to life (plus I love Yoga).
I am so excited to learn her intuitive approach and hope to find a way to blend it with my style.
To say I am honored to learn from these two amazing painters is an understatement.
This is a gift to myself and to be true to this little journey I am taking, I will be a little quiet online as I want to really turn inward this month and BLOOM finding my "painting" voice.
I will let you all know how wonderful the journey is.