First off, find some space to prepare my template, since projecting the design didn’t work. The best wall I had was in our bedroom at home. Ugh. If I am going to do more murals, I need to update my equipment. Making do, as usual!
First day out here! Got my paper templates up and outlined, and bracing myself for clutching the wall …
Clenched cheeks and it begins!
OMG Stephen Pierce Davis saw my post on the ladder and mercifully let me borrow his scaffolding for the week!
Still kind of clenchy on my body, but infinitely safer
After a day of rain, I’m back on site and ready to MOVE! I galloped the painting forward by rolling in flat color. Was pushing to get this far enough along for neighbors to see what’s happening finally and get as excited as I am!
Thankful that Tek Experts have a fenced in area that I was able to store all my equipment on site instead of repacking my car each day.
Now we’re moving.
Today, I started parking my car to block the parking spots in front of where I was working. I did NOT like seeing so many people pulling RIGHT up to my ladder and scaffolding and walking through my work area. #territorial
Gret progress, but feeling shy about Spock’s face. It’s not all there yet, but close. You can tell who it is, at least!
Time to work on the shading!
Spock’s face and hand are 5ft tall! His chin is the halfway point from the top of the wall – can you believe it?!
First friend visit! They bought me lunch and great conversation!
Getting in on these facial details
NOW we’re talking
Trekkies are everywhere! No doubt I was nervous when they first pulled up though. You don’t need a permit for private property, but …
New friend! He kind of freaked out when the police came. I had to keep him calm while showing him that these two specifically are most excited about the subject being painted. I am most interested in showing that Black women can be nerdy fans of Star Trek too!
What a day! Tomorrow I start on the text and will come back to finish Spock after the text is done
SO MUCH SUPPORT!
Proud friend! She came and sung for awhile!
Great day establishing the type! Back to Spock for a minute. I want folks taking selfies to have a better background.
I really threw myself into my work today!
Live Art and Prosper!
Stepped back to check on my overall work. I like it.
Some more tweaks before I leave for the day.
More love and Gatorade from my loving and proud friends! My community!
Drove back that eve to stare at it. What a great opportunity to challenge myself and see some success. While it’s not perfect, It’s some of the best work I’ve done to date.
I designed the mural to benefit from the safety light. I think it works.
Ok time to wrap this up. I wasn’t happy with his elbow. Wasn’t lit well. Today is all about tightening details and adding depth.
All important credit line!
He’s larger than life, like my memories of Leonard Nimoy.
It’s done! Waiting for Stephen to come pick up his scaffolding.
2021 | Detail of Live Long & Prosper Mural, with Trekkie
and Old friends with their sweet kids! I love my community.