PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
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
We were in the process of renovating our house at the time
so it was easier to paint this
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
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
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!
This was a BIG project to work on!
THE END RESULT WAS WORTH IT!