A perfect choice!

Marilyn & Mike

Tue, May 7th, 2013 I met Mike and Marilyn in Melbourne Florida at the Melbourne Art show. They loved my sculptural wall murals, but didn't see a piece that would work for them. We had a short conversation about a potential commission and later that day they invited me over to their home to see what they were thinking.

Marilyn and Mike have recently redone this condo, creating a beautiful, contemporary space overlooking the docks outside. The commissioned mural will be above the couch across from a red accent wall. The wall has a strong presence, so the sculptural wall mural has to stand out, without competing too much.

Armed with photos of their home, a sketch of the design ideas and a full conversation about what they love and the feel they want, I went home and began my work.

The first rendition of the commission is below. I have also added pictures of commission #2. As I tell all my clients, I make 2 pieces for each commission and we collaborate with each piece. In the end, I bring both finished pieces over and in person, Mike & Marilyn will get to select which piece works best in their home. I'll hang that mural on the wall and take the other one with me to my art shows.

Both murals are drying and waiting to be fired in the bisque kiln. Next step they'll go back on the table and we'll discuss colors. Stay Tuned!

I'm back and the first commission is glazed and out of the kiln. Below are some images of the layering of color that I create on each mural. This glazing process took 2 days; the firing was a full day and the cooling will be a full day. Enjoy!

The second mural has been glazed and will be fired shortly - process shots are below.

And the decision has been made. Though it was a difficult choice, Marilyn and Mike love commission #1. And here it is in their home! Thanks to both of you for a great project!



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One Choice...
One Choice...

One Choice...
Over Couch...
Over Couch...

Over Couch...
Red Wall View
Red Wall View

Red Wall View
tiles for color...
tiles for color...

tiles for color...
Hallway entrance
Hallway entrance

Hallway entrance
Concept Drawing
Concept Drawing

Concept Drawing
on the table
on the table

on the table
left side
left side

left side
Carve water
Carve water

Carve water
Full shot
Full shot

Full shot
left side
left side

left side
right side
right side

right side
Mural 2 Full
Mural 2 Full

Mural 2 Full
Mural 2 detail
Mural 2 detail

Mural 2 detail
Mural 2 right
Mural 2 right

Mural 2 right
carving river
carving river

carving river
more river
more river

more river
sun motif 2
sun motif 2

sun motif 2
Glazing begins #1
Glazing begins #1

Glazing begins #1
more colors #1
more colors #1

more colors #1
red highlights #1
red highlights #1

red highlights #1
Water Feature #1
Water Feature #1

Water Feature #1
deep colors complete...
deep colors complete...

deep colors complete...
third layer of color #1
third layer of color #1

third layer of color #1
more color...
more color...

more color...
#1 clear glaze
#1 clear glaze

#1 clear glaze
full shot #1 fired.
full shot #1 fired.

full shot #1 fired.
detail #1 fired.
detail #1 fired.

detail #1 fired.
detail left #1 fired.
detail left #1 fired.

detail left #1 fired.
#2 glazed full
#2 glazed full

#2 glazed full
#2 detail glaze
#2 detail glaze

#2 detail glaze
#2 right detail glaze
#2 right detail glaze

#2 right detail glaze
Finished #2
Finished #2

Finished #2

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