Monday, October 07, 2013

a busy week


Mural theme:"cultural encounters"
 What a week ! I learned heaps, it was great ! it was a busy busy week, with lots of interruptions from visitors (we painted live for 5 days) it was hard work to get the mural finished in time and I would have liked another day. I saw the mural different in my mind, so I know for next time. Yes I would do it all again ..... if they'll have me, I'll enter in two years time again. The town of Katikati is wonderful and the people so friendly and welcoming. I was lucky enough to be working in the same space with the winner, a professional scenic painter who of course is very much used to paint large scale and planning her works, something I struggled with. I have only ever done some stage backdrops for schools and although they were bigger, they were so different from this work. I need to learn to plan and break up these kinds of jobs into the set time that is given. As an emotional painter who usually just paints until it feels right to stop, I felt pushed to cut of at the set finishing time. An experience like no other though and that what it all is about too. Onto the next project ! (and I'll be practicing with that paint a little more as well, was allowed to take the leftover pots home)
"We are all beautiful like us"

a wink to my heritage: signature in the windmill
 

3 comments:

Cameron said...

Wow! That would be tough! It turned out so well....and the little windmill touch is just perfect!

Much love, Dear Joyce!
Cam

DogsMom said...

What an experience. I love that you view it as a learning experience and are willing to do it again.

A Magical Whimsy said...

This mural makes me smile. ;)
Wow...what an amazing mural and it looks like lots and lots of hours went into the painting of it. You are truly an inspiration!
Thank you for posting the projects you are creating.
Best Wishes for a lovely Holiday Season!
hugs,
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/