paint paint paint!

April 10, 2008

Spent nearly 12 hours yesterday working on my “Under the Sea” themed mural. I am LOVING every minute of it! If it looks a bit familiar…note that this mural is for Maddie’s sibling to be. I really love that we are using the same color scheme of periwinkle and lime pop, with bright cadmium orange details. There is a nice contrast in that Maddie’s room is quite rectilinear, while the Under the Sea themed nursery is full of curvy, flowing shapes. Here’s a peek at my priming madness from yesterday….

If you try this at home, note that you MUST prime when painting over colors like periwinkle…especially if you want your colors to remain vibrant…

All artwork on this site is copyright Heather L. Young 2008, and may not be reproduced without permission from the artist.

My seahorse if finally coming to life! Maddie is affectionately referring to this as her Tiger Seahorse…I have a feeling she may want to switch rooms by the time this project is finished…lol!

Hope all is well with everyone! Hugs~ h

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playing with color

March 11, 2008

Here’s a sneak peak at my latest mural design.  This is just one wall…and I’ll probably only use red-orange or pink….not both…I’m sooooooo lucky to have a client that has given me total creative freedom…(trust me folks, if you keep your artist on a short leash, there’s a good chance he/she will bite…)

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copyright 2008 Heather L. Young – work in progress

the beginning…

March 3, 2008

I love mural work…especially, when I have a great client who allows some breathing room for creative freedom.  However, I’d be lying if I said mural work didn’t overwhelm me at times.  Just to get the ball rolling can be a challenge…think of all the possibilities, all the opportunities, all the uniqueness that could be played up in that space…(or wasted if I choose the wrong color, wrong subject matter, wrong placement…you get the idea)  Anyway, as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m in the very early stages of an “under the sea” mural…(stop…now think of all the animals you might see at the aquarium…and see if you could pick just a few to play up in a mural…)   so my brain has been “all over the place”  on this one…but finally got on a roll last night.  So much so, that I couldn’t sleep…

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just a small taste…more to come…(sketches copyright Heather L. Young 2008)