Friday, June 29, 2012

Blue Skies, Nothing but Blue Skies...

The long high tall view shows how the shapes on the 'horizon' of the mural really start to POP with the introduction of blue.

Making the transition from golden to orange to blue in broad sweeping strokes.

Now certain things are really starting to recede while other things come into the extreme foreground. Just a taste of what's to come.

You can see that the 'painting drama' is starting to take on a life of its own now that the planes are being established. By 'planes' I mean the back, middle and foreground. It's all illusory of course but on this scale the visual effect - when executed with finesse- can be just stunning.

The 'yellow' in this shot is a bit exaggerated because of the ambient light.

A distant shot -standing as far away as possible inside the hockey rink; right inside the score-keeper's box.

Believe it or not, it took an entire day of painting to intensify the blue into a richer zone in the upper reaches of the atmosphere along the top edge of the mural. Between mixing the glazes, mounting and positioning the scaffold and oh yeah PAINTING the hours flew by. Once a decision is made on a project of this magnitude, you have to be prepared to dig in and just do it!

Is the sky finished you ask? Well, no. It will be positively electric when completed. In say, about 3-4 additional glazes.

I am happy that so many of you are following my progress. Well over 8000 visitors have graced this blog with your presence since the beginning of this project over three weeks ago. Thank you for all your support and interest, it means a lot to me.

Till next time...

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