I think this is my first ceiling mural. Kinda odd for a skyscapist but there you go. This is definitely my first shower mural.
“The Dome” is a community building in Vista Del Mar (which is kind of a suburb of Salton City). Technically it’s a club house for various city lots that are club members, but you can become a member even if your home lot isn’t a ‘membership’ lot. Anyway it’s really neat community venue with a beautiful building and a pool, built in the late 50s or early 60s.
At the side of the pool is the ‘Tiki bar’. It’s been years I’m sure since it was used as a bar, due to the newer regulations about selling liquor, or having glasses around the pool. Nevertheless it is there and occasionally requires refurbishment, usually in the form of a lick of paint. During the most recent refurbishment, I was asked by the board to put a design on the front. Nothing too complex – a bunch of palm trees. The pool is surrounded by palm trees.
As it is already quite cosy here, the only good time to paint is first thing in the morning, so on Sunday morning I dragged myself out of bed and was brush in hand and poolside by 7am.
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…..
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.
Well, I’m saying spider but I’m actually still on the web. No pun intended.
Didn’t get a lot of chance to work on it today – other errands had to take precedence. I started work on the shadows. Spent a lot of time color mixing.
So, back to the mixing pots in the studio. I’m doing the mural using some craft paint that I was given – I’m going to paint something new in a year or two so not worried about longevity. Amazing how difficult getting a lighter shade was.
A little bit of progress on the spider mural today.
Right down to the details on the wall is a different story. The surface is really rough and not easy to paint on.
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.