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As I said in a previous blog, I love to paint murals in addition to miniatures. This set of pictures I did on a staircase and landing at the place I work. This area is a well traveled staircase from the warehouse up to the offices. I painted it one particularly long winter when the snow never left the ground for about 6 months. I painted on my lunch hour and 2 hours in the morning. The truck drivers came in at 6 to open and get loaded for the day, and I came in to paint. At that time 4 AM seemed to be my body's time to get up. It was a great way to start the day. I used all acrylic paint and drew everything on free hand. I sometimes did some research for a picture of what I wanted to draw, but it was only a visual tool. I love animals in nature and used the spaces for the groupings I made. The railing going up the steps has roses growing behind them. It was a challenge, but that never stopped me before. Someone asked me why all the animals had smiles on their faces.
The walls were smooth dry wall but just plain white. I painted a stone wall at the end of the staircase. The metal poles hold the building up were painted to look like standing trees. I painted to look like bark with knot holes and owls looking out.
I was glad I had the opportunity to use these walls as a canvas. With out it I would have never known I could do this.
I once painted a wall at a church I went to, I did not get a picture. It was Noah and his ark with two of every kind of animal. I painted it realistic yet the animals had funny faces on them. The front and center were monkeys hanging with their lips puckered up in a kiss, so the children in the nursery could kiss them. If you step out in faith, the rest will come to you.