Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Garden Mural inspired by dahlia's

So this is the Garden Mural for the mothers nursing room in the San Pedro Church building.
I posted the pictures backwards,... oops. I wanted to show how the mural progressed. It all started with research, drawing, and trips to the library to gather photo reference. The next step was to figure out a design through sketches. Once I decided on a final sketch, I did a mini painting of how the colors would be. After that I did some color studies for the more detailed flowers. Prep work is a pain, but without is I would be lost! Finally, I started by sketching out the design in pencil, directly on the wall. The next step was the blue background, then the clouds, leaves, and the flowers. I'm learning all the time. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity, what an honor! I hope the moms and kids enjoy it. I'm planning to finish it this week, I will keep you posted!


Shelly said...

Sandi I love it! I love the colors you chose and I love the hummingbird and bummble bee. I can't wait to see it in real. That will be a joyful place to enter into with a little baby. I'm so proud of you.

Lacey Jay said...

I fed Mason in there on Sunday and I fell in love with the whole room. The painting just brings a whole new life to it. Shaun and I just sat there talking about it and then a ton of other moms came and and they just raved about it:) You did such an amazing job:) You are truly talented.

Lis said...

I was doing a search for a mural of a garden and stumbled upon your blog . . . I've spent so much time in that mother's room and it's one of the most beautiful, peaceful places on earth! Thanks for sharing your hard work and talent with so many mothers!