Boy it seems like every time that I post on here I have started working on something new. Now, I wish that meant that I had finished everything before I started something else....but that isn't my style. I am in the middle of a billion things right now, but that must be the way that I like it - because I do it all the time!
Today's work in progress belongs to a mural mosaic for Mount Royal University.
You can find a link to the full centennial project here.
I signed up to "paint" two of the panels. I am doing an image of the Kerby Memorial Building and a portrait of Jean Fraser (one of the previous board members.) However, these panels were really awful and rough, so I was unable to do any sort of drawing on them. I attempted, which you will see in one of them (ugh, its kind of embarassing how bad it is) but I switched myself over to some watercolour paper. This meant that I had to recreate the colours and marks that were in the original acrylic panels to watercolour and wet media. It was a challenge, and they are not perfect, but hey - it works.
This first panel is for the Kerby Memorial Building:
After - Not a bad approximation, I had added the white gesso bits on the first panel, so they will come into this one again once I am ready to start drawing.
The second one was a bit challenging, as I had no black to work with (until I busted out some acrylic to help finish up the job.
I will post more pictures as I continue working on the pieces, they are due really quickly so I will be making quick work of them (I hope!) Did I mention that these things are also going to be published in a book....egads. Makes me nervous!