Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mural 2010 New Year's Eve Event

This year or at least the months of October, November and December have proved particularly stressful for me. After a summer of not being able to work because of the surgery on my right hand, I found my fall packed full of projects including the exhibit at Art Works, two working residencies, numerous Christmas orders for galleries, a big mural project for Seven Springs Mountain Resort and this mural project. This might not seem that daunting a task and did afford me some great money making suffice it to say I am very grateful the tasks have been accomplished!

This project did not start easily as the size of the canvas meant taping pieces together, painting at first in an unheated garage and in the middle of that....getting strep throat and having someone run over a portion of the mural with a golf cart. I was subsequently moved to a nice heated building with lights that did not flicker and even had the luxury of music and good lunches. The people I work with on this project were resourceful and as always a joy to work with at any time.

The theme of this project was the 21 Club in New York and based on the era of Prohibition. So, my mural painting ended up being over 1500 bottoms of liquor bottles hung on a wall. My ingenious husband convinced me to finally stamp the colors which did allow for the project to go faster. I still ended up like Michelangelo though with scaffolding set up so I could touch up where paint peeled from the reluctant electricians tape that held the massive piece together. So for 8 glorious hours, the beauty of this room could not have been surpassed in our neck of the woods.....Happy New Year 2011!

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