Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's THYME to play it again Sam


PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
was a 
HUGE mural
 that I painted going up our stairs

I used a design from one of John Slineys books
to paint this mural




I just love such a large 
BLANK 
canvas!
We were in the process of renovating our house at the time
so it was easier to paint this 
BEFORE 
the finished stair threads were installed


This was my husband on staging painting the walls before I started the mural
Did I mention that
 I HATE HEIGHTS!!!


Normally I would use a projector to enlarge such a design 
but
 there was just was no room in the stairs to use the projector


I had to enlarge the design on large sheets of drafting paper
then transfer the design to the wall with graphite paper.
This was probably the hardest part of the whole project!!!!


With that done I got to work painting in the background!


I then proceeded to paint Sam!


This shows the start of his pants being base coated


It can get bit akward painting such a large design 
especially in a stairway!!


Sam and I spent MANY hours together!


But I enjoyed every one of them!


It was fun watching him come to life!



I especially loved painting his beard!


Starting to paint his hat


and 
CROW




Adding shading and detail to hat , face and hair



Painting the post that Sam is leaning against




Starting to paint the trees




A view from the TOP of the stairs


Working on the trees


Starting the Saltbox houses



Salbox houses done


Working on the sheep!



Sheep!




This was a BIG project to work on!
BUT
THE END RESULT WAS WORTH IT!


Happy Painting!
Lynn

































4 comments:

  1. I cannot imagine painting such a big wall, but I love how it came out. Do you order your books online or at a local store? We don't have any good craft stores anymore, just the chain stores and they have a limited stock of books.

    Debbie

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    1. I order online mostly for my patterns and books. Craft stores don't carry them

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  2. OMG I love it!! Beautiful job!!!

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Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye