Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Side One Complete!

We managed to complete the first side of the mural today. But first a few shots from our day off on Saturday--a beautiful day in Oakland checking out some art. We visited several new (to me) galleries-- things have ramped up considerably since I showed here in the early days of the Art Murmur. Some truly serious galleries have set up shop here now.

Then there's the street-- some inspirational productions:



Getting back to our Santa Rosa project-- here is side one complete:



Here is Martin surveying his design at 36X his original drawing (if my math is correct):

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Day Three

Today we started laying in the crosshatch pattern, which is a signature element in Martin's work. Here's a link to his website, by the way: www.martinwebart.com.

Somewhat labor-intensive (but in a zen-like way), this moved along nicely. We employed a "two-headed artist" method whereby Martin roughed in the pattern and I came behind to finish. A long, but productive day on the lift...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Santa Rosa: Day Two

Good progress today. We finished up the outlining of both figures and then rolled the fill.

The view from the lift is sweet.

Here's the end of day two:

Tomorrow we start on the crosshatch pattern that will define the face of the male cyclist and continue down the wall behind.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Day One: Santa Rosa

Dodging the beginnings of a much needed rain front, we hit the site with Martin's scale drawing and our boom lift yesterday.

Working  together on the lift, we began chalking up the design on the wall, then started cutting in the color outlines. Given the impending rain, we made the call to leave the fill for our next day...


Not a bad start for our first day. Today (Tuesday) we are letting the Bay Area get a much needed rain soaking. The rest of the week looks good weather-wise. We will be pulling a Saturday shift to make up for today's lost time.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Go Big or Go Home

Santa Rosa 1% Mural at Dick's Sporting Goods is a "Go"

I know that you've heard this one before, but it seems like it's really going to happen this time. I will be flying to San Francisco on Sunday for a three week collaboration with Martin Webb that will involve 2--count 'em-- two(!) 25ft. x 90ft. murals for City of Santa Rosa. 


Here is a rough idea of what we will be doing: (x 1000-ish  percent):



Thursday, October 2, 2014

First Mural Installed for Acropolis

First of four murals has been installed-- Venice Canal View with Gondola
"Old World" Faux finish details are being applied throughout the restaurant


Installation is underway at Acropolis Restaurant in Arden. A total transformation is taking place!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Getting Ready For Heavy Duty

Acropolis Pizza Interior Makeover Underway



 After a couple of arduous days of studio improvement, we are set up to move into production on our transformation of Acropolis Pizza on Airport Road in Arden. 

During the course of our project, the entire interior of the restaurant will be converted to an old European village. There will be focal murals of a Venetian canal, St. Sava church in Belgrade (the oldest Christian Orthodox church in the world) and the Parthenon in Greece.

   
Conceptual mock-up of the design for the project.
Stay tuned for more project updates...