Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monster Truck Mural WIP

Nicholas is the name of the lucky 6 year old boy who will have this monster truck on his bedroom wall "tearing things up".  I was able to transfer the image onto the wall fairly quickly, so I began painting last night.  The wall was prepped and painted with a fresh coat of paint earlier this week, which allowed my acrylics to go on very smoothly.  I haven't painted a mural in some time.  It really is a stark change from the watercolors and a bit easier to work with.....because I know what the paint is going to do.

I was able to get a majority of the black areas painted and still have quite a bit more to accomplish before I can call it finished.  It's current state is still very flat and one dimensional.  Once it is complete it will be more three dimensional.


  1. Oh wow. The young client is going to be over the moon.

    I can't wait to see this finished Gretchen. Watching for the next update.
    I would be so scared painting on a wall.

  2. This is going to look awesome! I remember going to the monster truck shows on Long Island with my boys and they loved them. Am looking forward to your finished mural!

  3. Thank you ladies! I think Nick will definitely be "over the moon" as you said, Dors.
    Sheryl...I have a 5 year old who would love to go to one of the monster truck shows. We just always seem to be out of town when they come. Maybe someday!



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