Hello there! I just finished my latest mural (well, a few months or so ago… I’m a terribly inconsistent blogger. That’s what 4 kids and a couple of part time jobs will do to you… or at least what they do to me!) and I wanted to share what I’ve been up to. I’m posting my photos of the painting process, you know, just in case you feel like painting one as well, feel like being happy you don’t have to paint one as well, or just enjoy looking at in-progress photos like I do. Either way, here we go!
My client wanted a construction mural for her oldest son’s bedroom, so I decided to have the painting crash through the wall. I love the look of a crashing in wall. It sort of makes me want to paint them everywhere. That’d be funny to paint my whole house that way, as if every wall was falling down. Ha ha! It’s not, just so you know. I always start off by sketching out my design in chalk so it is easier to paint over and erase.
For any muralist out there looking at these photos and shaking your head in disgust that I didn’t prime first before painting over blue with yellow… I KNOW. That was a stupid oversight. It took soooo many annoying time and paint consuming coats to hide the blue underneath. Yuck. I learned for next time.
I painted the driver to look like the Dad of the little boy this was for. His little 2 year old sister noticed her Daddy right away, and that’s always fun for me to hear. Kid critics are often the toughest!
If you’re interested in having a mural done at your home or business you can contact me at CaseyKizerKiel@gmail.com for your free estimate and consultation!