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Ruth
03-03-2001, 02:34 PM
I've just started work on a mural on canvas for one of the big hotels here in Myrtle Beach. It's to go behind the registration desk. I'm working on it at home for my convenience and for theirs, as I don't want people tripping over me while I'm working, and there's not much room behind that desk! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif It's occupying most of my dining room wall right now.
(78" H x 84" W)
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I pinned a big sheet of painter's plastic on the wall to protect it from splatters. The canvas is stretched on furring strips temporarily, to keep its shape while painting. I sketched lightly with charcoal and then put in the sky with a big raggy old house paint brush. The orange is to indicate to me later where I want sunlight to be, the purple is for shadows.

Stay tuned, more to come. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Ruth


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J F
03-03-2001, 02:57 PM
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Hey, there. I am new here and was cruising the boards, and was so delighted to find another person who is currently doing murals for a large hotel.

I have just completed nine 4 1/2'x 6' murals for a hotel, and am currently painting a 5'x20' mural for it as well. The nine smaller murals were done at my home studio and then installed later on site, but the larger one is being done on site.

I would give anything to go back in time and request that I work on this larger one at home, too. LOL Although I work on it at night, I still get so many questions and interruptions. Not to mention the limited number of hours I get to spend on it. This current mural is taking me twice as long as it would had I done it at home.

Ah, well. We live and we learn. I had to laugh at the description of your studio setup for this latest mural. My studio got absolutely trashed by those nine murals no matter what precautions I took. LOL

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Ruth
03-03-2001, 03:09 PM
Hey Jelaine, welcome to WetCanvas! I hope you'll hang out here and share pictures of your work. I saw your website, interesting work! I was wanting to see pictures of the murals, can you post any here?

Myrtle Beach isn't anything like Las Vegas, LOL. A big hotel here would be a dinky one there, I'm sure! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I did a couple of big murals for a restaurant in Virginia, and talked them into letting me do them at home. Messed up my living room wall and floor... ugh! But I'm being careful this time.

I have a post here in the Cafe Guerbois forum called "questions I couldn't answer" about some of the dumb things people have said to me while I was working on murals on site. You might get a kick out of it!

Ruth

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J F
03-03-2001, 03:42 PM
<FONT COLOR="Brown"><FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Ruth, in the next couple of weeks, once I finish this mural and have some days off, I plan to update my site (which has been shamefully neglected since October due to my heavy workload) with a section showing the murals I've done in the last couple of years. Once it's up, I'll post the link for you.

Oh, and I'll definitely have to read up on that discussion you mentioned. I'll have a few of my own to add. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif</FONT f></FONT c>

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carly
03-07-2001, 11:58 PM
Saw an artist painting murals on the wall of the hotel at a winery one time...she had a little sign painted which said.."Artist at Work, Please do not Interrupt". It was hanging on satin cord between two movable uprights...the kind like you see in movie theatres or hotels to make lines for traffic.
People just walked up to the cord and stood and watched...didn't even talk..they whispered.

Well...all of them except me, that is.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif carly

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Ruth
03-08-2001, 10:17 AM
Thanks Carly, that's a good idea!

I finished the mural, took it off its supports, rolled it up and delivered it yesterday. The Gen. Mgr. of the hotel received it. We rolled it open on the floor and he said "WOW!" I love it when that happens. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I couldn't get a photo of it in my house, too much stuff in the way. Will post a photo of it after it is installed in its new home.

Ruth

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J F
03-13-2001, 12:57 AM
Carly, that is exactly what I wanted to do, hang a sign. But the designer and the hotel management refused to let me, saying they wanted the guests to feel that it was a "friendly" environment.

My first request came after a very disturbed individual began harassing me, and became threatening. That's when I got the "No, we need to come off as friendly" reply. They just made sure security came by now and again to check on me.

The second time I got a freak trying to follow me out to my car as I was leaving the property, and that prompted them to allow me to work at home from now on, the work to be installed when I complete it.

I still say a sign is not "unfriendly", but does get the message across. Otherwise, many people just don't understand that there is a boundary not to be crossed.

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Jelaine Faunce www.jpfstudio.com (http://www.jpfstudio.com)