Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mosaic mural elements

Designs the apprentices created which will be embedded in the parachute cloth White Oak mural. Each of these designs will be executed in tiles, the largest being 24" in diameter.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Streaming Color

After finishing up the tree, apprentices move on to the stream accented by waves of bright color alluding to the paint branch.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Tree Is Born

Using Golden acrylics, apprentices paint the beginnings of a white oak tree which serves as the focal point of the mural.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

From Paper To Wall

Apprentices transfer the first section of the 90' mural design to the parachute cloth on the wall.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The New Book Bag

One of the books I illustrated, "My Steps" by Sally Derby is still available on a child's book bag - complete with a copy of the book inside. A young entrepreneur came up with this concept.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Big Mural, Big Space

Apprentices from the Pour Your Art Out (PYAO) workshop transfer the White Oak mural design onto the parachute cloth at Bella Faccio studio in Takoma Park (top) while others prime the long lengths of cloth with rollers.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Let the Priming Begin

Apprentices roll primer on the 5' sections on parachute cloth, being careful not to wrinkle or fold the fabric. We have this week to cut, prime, draw and paint the first 12 sections of  the first third of the 90' mural for the White Oak Community Recreation Center in Montgomery County.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

White Oak Mural Beginnings

White Oak mural team members plan and layout elements that will make up the 90' painted mural including the 18 mosaic medallions designs by each apprentice.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Mural Beginnings

Today we started laying out the 12 - 5' parts of section A of the 90' mural. Apprentices finish coloring the mockup on the grid and choosing the placement of the 18 circular medallion pieces.