I know, I know, you’re getting bored of seeing the slow progress of this mural and to be hones,t I’m growing tired of my lack of speed!
I spent all day Saturday and Sunday on this, finishing off the grass and making a start on the leaf garlands. I got rather panicked on Sunday when it took me FOUR HOURS to do the bottom left garland, thinking surely I couldn’t spend 12 hours doing just the leaves?! Luckily, I got through the top right garland in just over an hour, leaving one more garland and the flowers left. I may also still do the fairies (I think i will need to do some tracing for quickness and to reduce my stress as I struggle with human form drawing!) so in all, I’m hoping that one long session may be enough, to complete fully, or one long session and then a few hours for touch ups, etc.
In the midst of this, full time work and buying a house currently, I also have just one week to complete a canvas commission of a Harry Potter piece for a client’s partners birthday. Luckily, I have time booked off work Friday through to Tuesday, so there is a glimmer of hope, but as I am terribly slow and have been doing the mural for 35 hours already, hope is not in the masses that this will definitely be complete in time.
All I do know, is that as much as I love painting, I will be having a weeks rest after the mural and canvas commission to rest my poor little wrist!