When I got to the baby nursery this morning – at 8:30, I might add – they had this sample bumper in the crib.
Not that I needed any inspiration. . . I love the first day of painting a mural.
I’m excited, the clients are excited. It’s always fun.
At the beginning.
I chalked out the tree for the client’s approval before I started painting.
The wall is white so I used green chalk.
After I got the go-ahead I started painting. And the fun stopped. When the paint mixed with the green chalk I had a dark green tree trunk.
When you want a very pale, light golden brown tree trunk and you’ve spent 20 minutes chalking the tree outline, the fun stops.
I quickly wiped off the light brown paint + green chalk. Then I wiped off the entire chalked tree outline.
And just painted. Very pale brown.
And very pale pink.
To get the pink to show up at all added deeper tones of pinks in, um, blobs.
Does it seem like nearly everything I paint starts out as blobs? I never realized it until just now.
Hmm . . .
Now, pale pink blobs. Lots and lots of ‘em.
It’s amazing how adding stems & branches transform pink blobs into pink blossoms!
Ok. But the fairy?
A. She looks worse in the photo than IRL.
B. The lavender looks waaaay too dark because the pink is soooo light.
C. The face & hair? Not a problem.