Judy P. Smith
Allison's Serengeti Dream
I have transferred the image to the wall and have begun
blocking in the basic shape of things.
Today's additions were the distant grasses, giraffes, and
stripes on the smaller zebra.
I continued working on the zebra, added the foreground
grasses, flamingos and their reflections, as well a the
reflection of the giraffe in the water. The distant
mountain had taken on the look of a pyramid and was shrouded
in clouds to overcome this problem. Much better.
The client had requested the pinks in the mural to coordinate
with the remaining color scheme of the room - pink, white
The flamingos received a second and third coat of
paint. The third and final zebra was
"stripped", and the first two were re-stripped with
white for better definition. I added grasses around the
feet of the zebra.
Today saw the addition of four
koala. Two in the tree
with a mother and baby at the base of the tree. I added
additional branches to the tree as well leaves.
The portion of the tree that is on the left is on a wall
that joins the mural wall at a 90-degree angle. The
overlapping of the tree gives it a little punch on a short
I completed the koala
corner. Each of the koala have their own
personality. The mom
with the baby, the dad,
and brother in the tree.
Additional branches were added to the tree to fill in the area
of "hanging" leaves. I also worked on the
watering hole and flamingos. Plus the giraffe's
reflection in the water.
Day 8 will bring the addition of a bobcat and baby.
The bobcat and baby
were added today as well as grasses in the foreground and some
additional distant trees.
Today took a new direction. I applied a mother
kangaroo and Joey to the left side of the mural.
I also did some text
work above a closet.
The final day of mural application. I completed the
kangaroo and joey, added additional trees in the distance,
worked on the finishing touches with the grasses, added a dragonfly
for the bobcat kitten to play with, and several random
butterflies across the mural.
I also changed the apostrophe in the text
work to a butterfly and signed
Tomorrow, I will seal the wall and be done.
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