Mural Talk

Mural Talk

existing mural
existing mural

Beginning with mural talk, then figuring out what to paint to give the client what they want. Talking about getting ready to paint a mural starts a lot of thought process going through the mind?

How do you figure out what to paint when you are working on improving an area? I am usually told what to paint by the client and it is my job to make sure that the client’s ideas are feasible. I try to incorporate any kind of change of function they are wanting to be do. It is a blessing to be able to make creative suggestions because I have done a lot of this kind of work.

Meeting

The nursery has the majority of the daycare and infants in their area. The kids with the older kids in it, does not seem to fit with the bright animal characters anymore. Management on the hill has decided to retire the cartoon characters, who have done their job faithfully for years now. A great example of clip art by Allison who works with the kids, gave us all a great guide to follow as we made this mural. This visual information is the most helpful kind to have when trying to communicate what is wanted artistically. Much less need to guess. Yay!

Allisons Idea for the mural

Allisons Idea for the mural

More Than Just Talk

It does take more than just mural talk to get it done. A new look altogether requires a clean and patch-up job on the walls and beams, along with a great change in color schemes. A more subtle and natural scheme of colors was chosen. A limited pallet of grays and natural forest colors for trim along with beams and columns all one color (black) to bring a better cohesive feel to the whole area.

Mural Painting

Murals are another form of painting for the artist in me. Big is beautiful and fun for the artistic spirit. I have been up on a mountain doing a mural painting for 49 Degrees North Chewelah Basin Ski Resort. A place I love to spend time at in both summer and winter.

Before in the Kids’s AreaChildren's Area Before

Children’s Area before shot with Ben Short.These images are just examples of how it looks before the upgrade is done. For years, there have been bright red benches along with great comical characters lining the walls for years. This bright theme has been great but now we feel the need to provide a more mature decor for the older youngsters (teens) on the hill who are the next generation of up and coming extreme riders and race champs.

before back wall
before back wall
before left wall
before left wall
before entry wall
before entry wall
before signup checkin
before signup checkin