Wednesday, 17 June 2009
The mural is finally finished. I estimated it would take 20 days to paint and that is exactly how long it took.
Once I had finished painting a majority of the mural some of the children made stencils of leaves, flowers butterflies and bugs that they held in place for me to spray onto the wall.
The entire mural was coated with anti-graffiti varnish to protect it for at least 20 years!
The entrance wall is also based on the children's design ideas featuring pupils holding hands around the world with a big welcome sign and the school badge.
Children from all of the years made stencils that were sprayed onto the mural. Even the nursery children enjoyed making stencils of their hands that were added to the rainbow wall on the far right.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Well the weather has been glorious these past couple of weeks and I'm getting a bit of a tan working outside! The mural is looking close to completion and I'm getting lots of positive feedback from all the children and teachers at the school, not to mention all the parents and members of the general public as they go past!
Everyone agrees that it is a big improvement and makes the school entrance so much brighter and colourful. I've been working on this for 14 days now and as you can see, I've completed all the major details in the mural. I still have a few more things to add and the children have yet to add their bits. They will be making stencils of various shapes that will be sprayed onto the wall next week. I've also painted the right end wall with a rainbow. The left hand wall leading to the entrance is yet to worked on further.
It's taking a little longer than I expected to complete but this is probably one of the roughest wall surfaces that I have painted on for a long time. It also doesn't speed things up when I keep stopping to talk to people who comment!