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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1161

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Sat, 16 Jan 1999 10:08:06 EST

Hello! I've done 2 murals at a local shrine. One was 10'x50' and one was
10'x60'. One was a draped canvas and one was a stretched canvas (10'x8'
sections). One canvas was primed with white latex paint, the other was
painted straight on the bare canvas. The canvas was a 12# smooth texture. I
worked the unprimed stretched canvas primarily with large sponges then went
over it with smaller sponges then brushes. This works very well if you do not
need much detail. The primed unstretch canvas was painted with roller and
brush. It has more details. Each mural took me about 60 hours to complete the
actual painting. Major areas were painted with latex paint bought by the
gallon. I bought only about a half dozen colors and mix my own colors (I went
to the big school to larn' that). Smaller details were done with acrylic
paint. I can't think of any great secrets to help you through this. Just
have faith in your knowledge and skills, plan carefully and thouroughly, and
have a lot of patience. A large finished piece like these are fun and quite
impressive even though the average non-art person doesn't realize the time and
effort put into works like this. If you have any questions,feel free to
contact me. jeorgeg