Sunday, February 11, 2007

Work in progress.

I've started my new life as a muralist. Well, it's not quite Diego Rivera, but.... I'm having fun anyway. It feels good to get out of my head for awhile and just paint. I started work on the mural commission yesterday. And, to be honest, my brain is feeling a bit fried.

(click on the image to see more detail)
I still have a tiger, a mama kangaroo and her joey, a mouse, a frog, a bee, an elephant, and a quote to finish. I also have to finish the detailing on the pig, the duck, and the polar bear. Oh my! I was feeling pretty good about my progress...but now I'm not so sure. Eventually, it's meant to become a goofy hodge-podge animal parade.

Anyhoo...it feels good to paint these strange literature-inspired creatures. They're bigger than they appear. The top of the pig is probably 6 or 7 feet tall...and there are even bigger animals to come.

So this is what I've been doing. I doubled as a pet-sitter and got to hang out with Edgar (the great dane/shar pei mix) and Erwin (the chocolate lab) and the two cats (whose names I do not know) all weekend. Animal sitting and mural painting....hey, I could make a career out of this. ;)

I'd write something more intelligent, but my brain is absolutely empty (feels good).

G'night.
Sweet dreams.

13 comments:

Mardougrrl said...

OMG, Jessie that is GORGEOUS! I love that so much...I can just imagine what Madam would do if she saw that! :)

You are so freaking multitalented.

Loralee Choate said...

Oh, that kicks so much butt.

Murals are horribly difficult to pull off and yours is divine. You could make a serious living at it.

Laura said...

I can't believe how talented you are, Jessie. The mural is incredible so far---I can't wait to see the rest.

gkgirl said...

i think it looks amazing!
wow!

bella said...

I love murals! This is looking so good!
My book came in!! I'm so excited, I can't wait for next week.

Jamie said...

Beautiful! Oh, it is so great to see your artwork. What joy that mural's going to bring. I can just feel it! And that sounds like quite a crew that you're taking care of. I'm trying to wrap my head around a great dane/sharpei mix! Enjoy :)

bee said...

what the heck does a great-dane/sharpei mix look like? LOL.

this is such an infectious painting, m'love. the pig simply jigged off my screen and into my sappy little heart. you are going to have so much fun painting it.

wheeee!!!

kj said...

AWESOME jessie. have yourself some fun. !

Dana said...

This is great! I want you to paint my rooms.

Anonymous said...

you are amazing. but i already knew that. ruby.

paris parfait said...

It's fabulous! Love your work. And I bet you're having fun while you're doing it.

Kristine said...

This mural is incredible! I love it.

The Dream said...

That looks fabulous, Jessie! I have done quite a bit of mural work, too. I'm all about making sure I have a massage therapy appoinment scheduled for the day after completion. Paint on! E.