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Topic: phoenix picture and mural (in my odd stained-glass sort of style)  (Read 701 times)
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« on: December 21, 2007 05:18:54 PM »

I lived in a fairly old dorm in school that allowed us to do whatever we wanted to, like paint the walls.  I'd done the following image below, and then decided to transfer it into a (fairly large!) mural on my floor.  It was actually pretty relaxing to do (and man, I needed relaxing!), and I used to turn around and find my hallmates sitting down behind me, watching me paint, because apparently it was relaxing for them, too.  Wink


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Our halls weren't all that wide (about 5 ft?) so I couldn't get a good head-on shot of the whole thing...the line down the middle is where the wall was actually split and warped.


And a head-on shot of what I could get.

I love the detailing that comes with art nouveau, which strangely got me painting in this sort of stained-glass style.   

For the mural, by the way - I painted the black lines first, then laid down a lot of torn masking tape on top of them, painted the rest of the mural, and then my wonderfully neurotic friends had a jolly good time slowly pulling off *all* of the tape.  And there was a *lot* of tape. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007 05:49:13 PM »

thats amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007 04:26:01 AM »

That's gorgeous - I've always wanted to do a mural in my apartment, but I worry that I'd get tired of it.

I can imagine tearing tape as a great meditative session... Smiley
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