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Here's what I've done so far. The hotel is the "Camelot by the Sea" here in Myrtle Beach, and the theme, obviously, is Camelot as if it were transported to South Carolina. Aaarrrrgh!
This is my version of King Arthur's great Dragon banner. About 6' high and 5' wide. Acrylic on stucco-like wall finish (Dryvit).
A knight's shield with decorative drapery. Shield is about 4' high, drapery about 5' wide. While I was painting this, a hotel guest came over to tell me he was worried about me getting paint on that curtain. :D
I don't know what this has to do with Camelot or the sea, but the owner especially requested it:
10-24-2001, 03:02 PM
Maybe he thought that Baachus was a Knight of the Round Table LOL. Coming on. Any special paint needs because of the chlorine in the water etc.
10-24-2001, 03:28 PM
really nice, I especially like the painted drapes they look real. Can't wait to see more
10-24-2001, 05:27 PM
Bizarre concept… but I would love to do it!
I used to be a King Aurthur buff, and I have no idea 'bout the grapes and urn… (What's a grecian urn? About ten denarii an hour! lol).
What kind of prep work/sketches do you do for clients (and yourself) beforehand?
10-24-2001, 05:34 PM
Great images. :D Love the effect of that grass coming in front of the banner in the second photo.
I was wondering whether mural commissions are a bit like portraiture in a way because of the degree of input that the client has in the work. What do you think?
10-24-2001, 07:48 PM
Congratulations Ruth. :) I am always in awe of your work. Tnx for the pm too :)
10-24-2001, 08:13 PM
Great Ruth and very funny....you are an inspiration at a time when I really need it. Someone who was watching me do a plain air asked me to do a mural for her new kitchen..... scared mouse never did this before.... .but if she liked what she saw .... Remember the little engine that could I think I can I think I can I think I can...... I can....
Beautiful work Ruth, as usual.
Thanks y'all, for your comments.
Billyg, I have some t-shirts and jeans that are covered with acrylic paint. They've been washed hundreds of times in chlorine bleach and laundry soap, and the fabric is getting worn, but the acrylic paint is still there. :D It's going to get 3 coats of acrylic sealer when it's finished, I think it'll be fine.
Miss Mouse, of course you can. Any big job can be broken down into do-able bits, and you do them one at a time. Not so scary that way.
Sandra and Rick: I do lots of research and sketches, especially for something like this. I have a stack of books about the Arthurian legend, I've been listening to "The Mists of Avalon" on tape, I have another stack of history books about medieval times, the Crusades, the church, etc.
Sometimes people know exactly what they want, and I can usually give it to them.
Sometimes people have a theme in mind, and I do research and come up with ideas for them to choose from. That's the case in this job.
Sometimes they don't know what they want or if they even want anything. I will submit a few ideas and an estimate to them and see what happens. Usually I never hear from them again.
One client didn't know what she wanted, but she knew what she DIDN'T want, and together we came up with something delightful.
10-25-2001, 10:45 PM
Great stuff, Ruth!
10-26-2001, 01:34 AM
Nice job! I especially like the one showing the urn and grapes!
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10-26-2001, 05:38 PM
Great job, Ruth. I always enjoy seeing your work!
Thanks Saje! Thanks Bruce! Haven't seen you around here much lately! Nice to hear from you.
10-27-2001, 11:28 PM
I am really enjoying seeing the progress of this project. You ability to show three dimensions in two is incredible.
11-02-2001, 09:52 AM
Just love your work.
Would love to know your creative process with these kinds of commissions. (if you are willing to share :) )
11-15-2001, 01:05 PM
Hope it's going well, Ruth… Hain't seen hide ner hyar o' yuh, so I wanted to check in… You OK? I realize yer pro'ly just busy, what with the holidays coming up and all…
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