Tuesday, June 2, 2009

a WORK of art

Brad has always wanted to paint a picture bigger than him. He finally got to do it. We decided to paint a mural the size of one of Kaci's walls. My mom used to paint big murals all the time, but ultimately they always got painted over. Painting on canvas insures that won't happen! We chose a desert scene, Arizona desert to be specific. It took a lot of work, but it's done and Kaci's room looks all the better for it. We took pictures along the way, so here's what it looked like in stages...









I think the finished piece exceeded my expectations. We had a lot of fun. We still have tons of canvas... what should we paint next???

9 comments:

Dadra said...

That looks so nice. And I bet you all had a fun time doing it too. Great Job!!

Sam and Elizabeth Akinaka said...

That's way fun! Good work guys! I love how ya'll enjoy painting large things, the roof of your car, a wall, it's great!!

zealandrocks said...

man you guys are so talented!!! it looks amazing! some day you can paint me something!!!!

Liam and Jess said...

An artist is rarely appreciated in his/her own time - but that was probably because I wasn't around to point out the real winners. Consider yourselves recommended by this esteemed art critic!

Cierra said...

sweet! i love that you guys actually do what everyone else thinks about doing!

newsinaminute said...

very cute--now I can quit feeling bad for not painting the sunset pic brad always wanted me to paint on his wall at home in his youth
acutally you make it look so "do'able" I wish I would have--but I'll stop beating myself up fun --fun fun-I love it--I loved seeing it in person--the work in progress--its terrific!!

Brianne said...

Wow now there is a talent that I had no idea you guys had. WAY TO GO you TWO!! That's amazing!

Kev and Chels said...

Let's try that again! My internet died in the middle last time. We're some of the east coast cousins! We're glad to be back here after being away for so long. My parents live in Fairfax, Virginia so maybe we'll see you sooner rather than later. Where do you guys live again? Norfolk? We're here for a year and then to UNC so come to NC next year and we can meet you and Kaci(sp?). Hope you guys are doing great. I love your artwork. Is that your wall???

Nancy K said...

You guys have SKILLS!!!!! Awesome!!!