Painting the size of life.
I just finished painting the largest wall I've ever created. It measured 23 x 15'. That's in FEET!
The painted wall is now proudly on display in a local restaurant in downtown Port Angeles, which will be opening soon, called Moby Duck Chowder and Seafood.
Originally, the client and I discussed painting a smaller mural on this large wall. But, because it's me and I like to go big or go home, I suggested; "Why don't I paint the entire wall? That would really add a "wow" factor." So suddenly there I was, setting off to paint the largest canvas of my life.
Throughout the process of painting this gigantic wall, I learned/was reminded of a few things:
- For every one negative thought, think of two positive thoughts.
- Focus on the direction you want to go.
- I want to paint more large walls.
- My forearms hurt.
- Scissor lifts are where it's at!
This scissor lift allowed me to cover ground quickly and made the large-scale painting process possible. A ladder would not have cut it!
Here's me and my kelp ladies. They are one of my favorite elements of the mural! After completing two murals in less than a month, it turns out I like painting big. No, I love it.
I also painted this octopus on the wall above the kitchen. Another first for me—I'd never painted an octopus before. And I love how it turned out! Painting his eye made me feel like he has a soul! I definitely want to paint another one.
Thanks for reading, so fun to paint this project and share it with you!!
My questions to you this week:
- What are you doing that excites you? Do more of that.
- What are you doing that drains you? Do less of that.