All in all, I think she took about 8-10 hours. I couldn't work longer than 2 hours at a time because standing on a ladder and painting really took its toll on me.
But she's done and I couldn't be more excited to show her off! My assignment was to take Edgar Degas' Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, make her outfit pink, and paint her on the wall. And here you go, a pretty mural for the local dance studio. She's about 9 feet tall and her dress is about 3 feet wide.
Sometimes I take a look around the studio to see if there are any paintings that I haven't blogged about. I came across my peacock papercut and thought to myself, hmmmm, I should take a good photo of that for the blog. And so I did...
I currently have many, many creative balls up in the air and I'm doing my best to juggle them all, as well as take care of the family and the pets (a zoo, I tell ya!). Here's a photo post of what I've been up to:
Friends keep tell me that if I paint more chickens and roosters, then I could definitely sell them faster than other paintings. I call this a "Chicken Challenge", and so I'm busting out several feather friend portraits over the next few weeks to see if my friends' theory is true. It's fun to just sit down and paint something cute and quick.
I'm working on this huge mural while my kiddo (and all the other dance students) are in school. Hopefully I'll get to work on it this weekend...and maybe finish it.
I had some unexpected free time yesterday morning so I painted an avocado. Gotta keep those creative juices flowing!
And here's the finished product of hanging out with my dad on Monday. Now it's up to me to prime and paint it. With all this recent rain, the primer isn't drying as fast as I want it to, so it's a slow process. I have to have lots of patience with this one!
This morning I hung out with my handyman Dad. Thank goodness he could figure out the "plans" I had drawn up without much trouble and he cut out a large shape from plywood. I tell him all the time we should start a business together where he builds stuff and I paint it. It could work, if we lived closer together.
Here's round one of a ballerina mural. I can't wait to work on it again tomorrow morning!
Both photos taken with my phone, and fancied-up using PicPlz.