Mural Prep

Painting Prep

Mural prep involves communication then coordination. The surface preparation, priming, painting and any modification to structure or trim has to be planned and executed at convenient times around the painting. This mural for the 49 Degrees North Ski Resort Kids Room is just beginning.

Mural prep left wall
Mural prep left wall

Lots of Workers

The talented carpenter dude came in and redesigned the benches adding more bench area and more cubby’s for the kids to use. A pro is always the best choice! This change makes the area more usable and maintainable as the instructors and their students meet up and get ready to go out and experience the hill each day. Others numerous trade workers spent hours priming and painting all the walls, beams and columns.

Mural prep back wall
Mural prep back wall

Now, it is time for the artist to come on in and get to work. I take paints, drop cloths, a small scaffold, ladders, buckets, brushes and my lunch box in to get setup. Here is the background all primed and painted in medium gray before I begin to paint.

Max, job supervisor
Max, job supervisor

This is Max, my helper or supervisor, always available to help me or remind me to take a break and give him a walk. 🙂

 

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An artist with realistically surreal colorful style in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Valerie Woelk.

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