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Mural start

August 31, 2014

Mural start_gale everett studio

Above is the 19.5 feet of background mural/collage. It’s started, but still a long ways to go (but not too long!) Yes, I’ve decided to do some of the hills in collage with paper used in the project. It seemed appropriate to incorporate paper in some sense. It’s been a crazy hectic week and I’ll possibly fill ya in later… or not depending on my schedule. Oh so much work completed! Two days until installation!!! I’ve got to put my nose to the grind stone and keep the momentum flowing.

Below: Mary’s Peak in the drying stage. I spray fixed the charcoal drawing then overlaid tracing paper with a glue solution. Drawing on matte finish latex paint is great!

Marys peak

Cheers!

Gale

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 31, 2014 6:44 pm

    nice start! Keep us updated.

    • paperstew permalink*
      September 1, 2014 8:51 am

      Thanks Anne! Monday is the final day to work on it, so it will be a quickie! I probably should have started earlier… but it’s a backdrop, and certainly not the main focus of the project. 🙂

  2. September 1, 2014 12:41 am

    Wow, that is huge. Good luck with the last push to the finish. Karen

    • paperstew permalink*
      September 1, 2014 8:49 am

      Thanks Karen. Yes, Monday is the final day to complete it. Thank goodness it’s a holiday here and my hubby can distract the dogs!

  3. September 1, 2014 4:22 am

    ooh I must try drawing on latex, sounds very interesting

    • paperstew permalink*
      September 1, 2014 8:48 am

      I went for a matte finish and have been using compressed charcoal. It goes down great, but doesn’t want to lift off very well. Might have to experiment with a gum eraser or a damp sudsy cloth.

      • September 1, 2014 7:06 pm

        A very fine steel wool might just work if all else fails

      • paperstew permalink*
        September 1, 2014 8:49 pm

        I used some sandpaper to rough things up a bit. 🙂

      • September 1, 2014 11:37 pm

        That’s it, show ’em who’s boss

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