|Mock-up shows the scale of the finished mural-to-be.|
|Applying the first few strokes of rich orange glaze.|
After an intense week of construction, I was in a position to get started on what I love best: mural-painting. As usual, I have primed the strata a warm golden-flesh tone to begin. I work in the old European technique of laying down perhaps 12-15 transparent to translucent layers in a full-spectrum tonal study before applying the 'native' colors. My first step is to differentiate between light and dark by applying a warm orange glaze to 'everything dark or shaded'.
|I don't mess around once I start painting. There's a LOOONG way to go!|
Feeling good to be underway after all the prep work. Delayed gratification ain't all it's made out to be.
|Day 1 of painting yields a good result.|
Before I move on to the second glaze, all of the rich orange will be applied to begin the laborious process of separating light from dark.