Saturday, February 14, 2009

A tribute to Leece, lets see how it is done.


Meet the artist Leece Prince and her gorgeous daughters.


What an amazing lady your are Leece and thanks for your colourful outline of the process, it will help others appreciate that this was done in the last week before Christmas, and yes I can promise that I applied 2 more layers of polyurathane.

In Leece's words-

1. Meet the crew to discuss need and wants for the Mural and get a feel for what is needed....

2. put a few sketches down on paper real quick and give myself a feel for what I will be drawing....., show this to the team and hope to hell it is what they want or back to the drawing board...lol...In your case it was all good...

3. Decided on the board medium and paint, discussed form and function ....etc....

4. Undercoated the board with the Mud colour or Nuhaka ....

5. While the paint is still wet I free handed the overall pic and used the sketch as my base drawing...added and subtracted till the pic looked felt balance...

6. Added no more nails in a Pen (tube form) to highlight the things that needed to have a three D affect.......It is like a boarder that the paint would then fill!!!!!

7. Working very quickly used a 30min set plaster tub feels like thickened cream to apply to the board....add curves and depth with this....
Show the crew what is happening so far.....Move the Mural out of the lounge before hubbie has seen I had it in there!!!!!!LOL...

8. The plaster is dry....with a rag take off the rough bits and see what has stuck and what has not...either apply more plaster or take it off..

9. Apply the first layers of colour...was good to use the poster paint...as this went further and didn't seem to take to the plaster in full colour which was a good shading tool....

10. Fully add the base colours.... add the other elements....Tuis berries flax....

11. Change and rearrange things to enhance the balance an tone of the pic....try to spend time with hubbie!!! LOL...

12..More show and tell with the team...I have to have feedback when working with something like this , as it is in fluid motion and as you saw changed many times before the mountains and the dolphin and farewell spit finally made the cut!!..:)

13. Add shading to the base pic...

14. More colour

15. More shading

16. More of both...

17. Lucky last show to the staff....they were happy tear full and very generous with there praise....

18. Used a Marine heavy grade Polyurethane three coats of this and then out it went for the final resting place at your house Lynne where you should have applied one or two more coats....

19. Its up and looks really great and vibrant in the kindy like it has always been a part of your village.!!!!!!!

20. Very humbling to drive past and see it up, my daughters busily tell people mummy did this and still brings a little proud tear to my eye. Kia Kaha Nayland team, thank you for this opportunity...LeeceX

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