Bounty of our County: My First Mural

Bounty of our County: My First Mural

This project was particularly exciting for me because it ushered in a couple of firsts.  It was my first time painting on wood panel, my first time painting on anything larger than a 3 by 4 foot canvas and my first time making a mural for a Fair.  

With all of these new experiences, I was grateful for the opportunity to flex my creativity muscles and get to work. 

First off, getting the 4 by 8 foot wooden plyboard from the Gold Country Fair to my home studio and back was a feat all in its own and I wouldn't have been able to do it without my amazing Dad and his truck (thank you Dad, you're the best)! 

My next step was brainstorming some ideas for what to fill the mural up with: 

For the mural I was inspired by the "Placer Grown" logo and used its layout as my background so that the county would keep growing out of its oval.  I have always loved illustrative letters and therefore enjoyed taking some creative liberties with the growing vines of "Bounty of our County."

Then I got to painting!  Here is the full timelapse video of my process.  

After all the finishing touches were made and the paint dried, the big board was loaded up again and delivered to the Gold Country Fair.

It was a very fun experience to work on such a large surface.  I'm looking forward to seeing all of the other murals that will be around the Fair this weekend (there are 10 in all).  

I will also be participating in an Art Demonstration in the “Experience Placer Building” during the Gold Country Fair this Saturday September 10th from 11-1pm.  I would love to see you there!

 Do you have any questions or comments about my creative process?

I would love to hear your feedback in the comments! 

 

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