A couple people suggested some markings on the spider – so I put a couple dabs of white on when I’d finished painting the stucco at the other end of the house…..
I’m guessing here at spider markings…
Then I thought I’d add some red to make it more feroceous-looking.
That’s it, I’m done!
I wasn’t happy with the shadows, still. Thought they were too dark. I experimented with going over some with a thinned down layer of Kilz2.
It’s subtle but the shadows on the lower part and the left are ligher, and I’m happier with them.
Lightened all the existing shadows and finished the rest. Then my sweetheart tempted me with an offroading bicycle ride, so I decided the Spider itself can wait.
Well, I’m saying spider but I’m actually still on the web. No pun intended.
Today I had company. There were two water main breaks in the area. This was the one I located.
I continued working on the shadow this afternoon. I’d spent the morning prepping other parts of the house for a lick of paint, sanding and putting in filler.
Can you spot the mistake? I had to go white it out with Kilz. Fortunately in the afternoon’s dessicating breeze, I didn’t have to wait long for it to dry.
On two occasions I had an audience as the workers vented the hydrant just outside the corner of my property and created a lake in the street.
The workers wrapped up just when I had finished the shadows for all the spokes, so it seemed like a good time to quit.
I decided to do a new mural. I’d never been happy with the moon, but had never really made the effort to fix the problems:
So seeing as I have more time on my hands, I thought there was no excuse. I had enough Kilz to go over the moon.
I sketched out guidelines for the rays of the web using a string and two pencils, so I could more accurately get the fall of the threads.
Painting in the top of the rays where the side of the garage is in the shade.
Getting there! Decided to put a rough outline of the spider in to figure out how big I want it to be.
That’s enough for the first day. It’s a really rough siding board and not easy to paint detail on! And maybe my neighbors driving by will enjoy a bit of entertainment as the spider progresses.