As some of you may know, Mikelynn (my wife) and I are expecting our first child any day now. (well it feels like any day now, but it's about 3 weeks away.)
I decided, since I am a painter, that I would go ahead and paint a nice mural on the wall above where her crib will be. Of course, like every architect before me, I have procrastinated until there is just no time left! What better time, than now? About three months ago, I saw a flower while eating lunch with a few co-workers, a Purple Gerbera (or Daisy, I don't know). Here is a photo I took of the last bloom on the plant about a week ago.
While this flower appears to be pretty simple, I remind you, I have NEVER painted flowers. I started sketching a few in the recent past (I think if you look at book 16 there are a few). As I always do, I jumped in with both feet! Here is a quick video of my progress thus far. I used my GoPro to get this footage tonight (05/29/2015), I am fairly please with the progress, I think it will be a nice piece when I can put another 2-3 hours into it.
I am also compiling a complete time lapse video for those who would like to follow the complete process of this painting.
Thank you all again, as usual...Please leave your comments below, or on my facebook page. I appreciate your willingness to review my work and give me great critique!
5/29/2015 06:10:00 pm
5/29/2015 07:13:38 pm
No fear of the big eh? She will feel at peace with this wonderful mural her papa created!
5/30/2015 04:16:26 pm
Great work Chris..... Art with the capital A....I did something like that for my grandchilderen's bedroom.....but much smaller.....
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Chris Holt is an Architect and Artist. His art work centers around cityscapes, still life, and abstract work.