Monday, October 5, 2015

What's Happening Now...

Hello Everyone!

We are super excited about the new project we're currently working on and wanted to get you in the loop.  We're creating some signs for an awesome new business located at 84 West Walnut, called The Local Barber and Tap. This is a project that is close to Scott's heart as his father was a barber for over 30 years. This barber shop has an old school Americana meets modern vibe, and features a beer bar along with all the licensed barber amenities. We encourage you to stop by for a hot shave and a cold beer!

You can check out their Facebook page by clicking on their logo below:
Scott laying down some color on the hand-painted signage for The Local Barber and Tap with his fresh new haircut, done by the owner, Jordan Stolte

Stay tuned for photos of our mural project at the National on Wall St.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Catch up Montage


It's been quite a whirlwind of projects here at Renovate With Color/ Scott David Smith Studios since April. Such a whirlwind that we've fallen frightfully behind in keeping up to date. 

So, in an effort to get current, we will just let the pictures do what they do best-- take the place of thousands of words:

Finished second wall, Santa Rosa % for Art Project

Scott working low in Santa Rosa, CA

Marshall Family Property Commission, oil on canvas 40" x 60"
Asheville Catholic 8th grade mural project

Hawaii "Mountains to Sea" Scape, Haw Creek Residential Mural
Envision the World, Envision Eyecare, Charlotte St., Asheville, NC
Residential Garden Mural, Arden, NC

Perpetual Garden plus pets

mis en place...

"Under/ Over Sea" Children's Mural, Asheville, NC
Happy Client

Thanks for looking. Stay tuned for some "making of" details...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Side One Complete!

We managed to complete the first side of the mural today. Here is side one complete:

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:

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):