Painting...supersized!

Well, my year started off with a bang. Last week I had the extreme pleasure of painting a mural for our good friends' who are expecting a baby boy next month!

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These are friends of ours who live in Kansas City, but they used to be friends of ours in New York CIty. In fact, when we first moved to Manhattan, they lived just down the street from us. Having an element of New York City in the mural was their only requirement (making them dream clients).

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We decided to go with one of the famous Gothic Bridge in Central Park. Below it runs what could be interpreted as a yellow brick road, of course, celebrating their current home in Kansas City. When the baby is born, his name will be added to the road.

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This was the first mural I've ever completed (or begun for that matter!). So I jumped in the only way I knew how, with gridding off my design. From there I just began to fill in with pre-determined, and pre-mixed colors I purchased at Home Depot. I used primarily Behr paint (the best in my opinion, worth the extra price). I bought 8 different colors in all, and mixed an addition 5 or 6. 

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In all honesty, I had a blast working on this project! It was so refreshing to paint this large and I enjoyed the physical element of it just as much as the artistic...even though I discovered pretty quickly just how out of shape I am! But seriously, real paint, a ladder, lots of messes, what could be better?

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I sure hope this little guy enjoys his wall as much as I do. If not, I might just have to move in!