Can I just tell you how much fun it is to paint for little girls? Don’t get me wrong, I love my boys, and I love painting for boys. But there’s just something magical about little girls. Maybe it’s because I was one, huh?
This mural-on-canvas is for a blogger buddy’s little girl.
I traced the castle outline onto tracing paper.
Yep, I’m one of those artists. I like things balanced. I actually used to drive myself nuts, working for hours to get things ‘right.’ Finally gave that up. Art tends to look better if everything is not ‘perfect.’
Anyway, I did make templates for the rooftops – just one side.
Yes, it’s easier than drawing freehand, but the curves are still a bit off, but I can live with them.
Then basecoated castle walls – kind of a beige taupe with some pink.
I also painted rooftops white, at this point. Extra step, but it gave me a clean palette.
There. Much better. Blues, pinks, purples in sky. Greens, pinks in trees.
Printed lettering off computer and transferred it onto canvas. Then basecoated it in white.
Added butterfly because she has butterflies in her room.
And that’s it! Added flags to rooftops, banner with ‘G’ to front of castle.
All I have left is to hem top & bottom – it’ll hang from a rod. But I’m thinking another butterfly – just below and a little to the right of the other one – to balance the ‘B’. What d’ya think?