|The mural at the end of day two|
I was invited to Nelson to teach some artists all the little tricks and tips of large scale exterior painting.
Nikki Romney, above left, a brilliant portrait artist who works in oils was the instigator of this project and with many emails back and forth she found some funding for me for the travel expenses and a wall and worked up a design.
We screened her unfinished (!) design up with my overhead projector early Friday morning and Nikki had her first taste of working in acrylic.
We were joined on Saturday by Betty Salter, an animal portrait artist mainly who can paint anything.
On the Sunday we were joined by five other artists and that was stressful but fun.
Karin Fruehauf, above right, was one of those five and she came back Monday too which was my last day on the job having allowed 4 days to impart my knowledge and experience and get it up and running and the final design worked out and with my three new artist mates onto it and confident.
Great to be working with other artists.
The mural is as yet unfinished but will be soon. Above, the latest photo of the progress.
Apart from guiding the project and showing how to make a safe and efficient working art studio
on a busy pavement I painted the girl's hair and the wall behind her.
Four different artists with four different styles and we made it work and had good fun.