Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tiger's Stadium Mural

We recently took a quick trip to Indy to visit friends from college and maybe squeeze in a wall mural.

 Their middle child is my godson, so I was the obvious choice to paint the stadium mural they had always wanted.  They are from Michigan originally, so they wanted to capture their loyalty to the Detroit Tigers.  
 Because my time there was limited, we came up with this design, sort of an abbreviated version of Comerica Park and the Detroit skyline.  

 The homeowners had the walls already painted green, which was very helpful in laying down the field.  

The most fun came in the details of the scoreboard, although I didn't see the need to paint in the billboard ads.  Next time we visit, I'll have to add a few more details. I was speed painting!

 So, stadium murals are a great way to decorate a finished basement or boy's room and there are many ways to add personalized touches.  Keep this great theme in mind for your next room update!

 We also went to a WNBA game, pretty cool!  Those gals were huge and so strong! 

Thanks for visiting!  Come back soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Star Wars Legos Pop Art

A customer of mine had a great idea to spruce up her son's room.  She wanted to combine her love for contemporary art with her son's passion for Legos-notably Star Wars Legos.  

She wanted the flexibility to hang four paintings either in a large square over his bed or in a row, gallery style, along his side wall.  With Andy Warhol on the brain, I came up with these canvas paintings.  

They are 24" x 24" and depict Darth Vader, 

a Storm Trooper, 

Luke Skywalker, 

 and Captain Rex.  The bold colors and shapes will look striking against his tan walls.  So, if you're unsure about committing to a wall mural, think about what can be created on canvas!

Here is a painting my daughter did in art class last year, also with the pop art feel.  Totally fun and they make great inspiration pieces!