Saturday, January 29, 2011

Star Wars Mural

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I had the opportunity to paint this unique mural for a very lucky 6 year old boy. Not only was he a huge Star Wars fan, he was a huge Star Wars LEGO fan!

The theme of the room was to paint his favorite Star Wars Lego figures and they turned out pretty fun! Who would have thought a chunky Lego figure could have so much charm!

I used a great Lego book and actual Lego figures as my visual resources. Plus the boy was often on hand to answer my questions.

I used a computer font projected onto the wall to complete the quote above the bed. And the awesome blue faux finish was completed by my friends at Broad Spectrum. Check out their website at

As a final touch, I added a trompe l'oeil lightsaber in the adjoining bathroom. May the force be with you!
And I have to give a shout out to this client's awesome cat, Bailey. She kept me company by drinking my water bin, batting my brush handles, and laying beside me on my drop cloths.

Thanks for looking and I'd love your thoughts!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Corporate Logo

I had the terrific opportunity to work with a company that moved to a new location, thus rescuing an old warehouse in an underdeveloped and poor part of Cincinnati. The folks at Nehemiah Manufacturing asked me to paint their company logo on the main entry wall to greet visitors and announce their mission.

I used a paper template to transfer the image onto the wall, then hand painted the lettering once I had the sketch transferred. I spent many hours on a lift in a poorly heated building! The design is about 7 feet off the ground and approximately 7 feet wide.

On an additional wall, I painted the logo of a product that Nehemiah manufactures: Pampers Kandoo wipes and soaps. The Kandoo word is about 5 feet wide and the frog is about 5 feet tall.

So, consider adding a personal and creative touch to your business through a graphic mural. Clients will be so impressed and it will make the location YOURS.

Stay warm and keep checking back!