The portable piece to match the Flatiron mural is complete! The background is an abstraction of a section of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and creeping in from the left there is an American Buffalo/Bison. The ‘canvas’ is birch wood (takes me back to my architecture university days of model making!), so it took a little bit of extra priming. Big ups to Klaus who collaborated with the taping, geometries and colour advisory… And also helped me with the opening gag for this post.
Let it be known that the proceeds of this work is directly funding the software with which I’m writing my next screenplay. Literally, art for art’s sake. It’s like that movie ‘the human centipede’ – except without all the people dying. Maybe it’s more like an arty ecosystem. I think I should buy a felt hat. Or grow out my armpit hair.
Did I mention the house this work is for is in an area called Cow Hollow? Bovine coincidence? I think not.
Wait! I’ve got one more:
Q. What did the buffalo say when his son left for school?
Prime then tape. This project clearly took priority over the screenplay I’m mapping out on those system cards underneath the plastic!
I was commissioned to paint this mural for a house in Cow Hollow. The request was for the image of a Bison as a tribute to Boulder, Colorado (and which I also thought was appropriate considering the mural’s location).
Enlisting Klaus, we set about taping up and painting an abstract version of the Flatirons rock formation for the background. I then-
Nope. No, I then did nothing else.
I intended on drawing a giant Bison on this chunk of dining room wall, but never got the chance. It seems our patron was so pleased with the work, that he wanted us to leave it as-is, and paint him a separate artwork that is in keeping with the theme, but one that he can also take with him when he moves out of the house one day. How good is that? Keep ’em peeled for part 2!
Priming the background
Cutting tape to make 3d pattern
Slow and steady
Somehow we managed to cut all the right bits, without error!