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a Mural {7}

12 Mar ’12
Jo Arellanes | Atlanta Photographer | Eric Ward | Painter | Mural | Magnolia Pregnancy Resources | LeahAndMark.com (3)

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There were a couple extra people with me over at Magnolia Pregnancy Resources this time.
Eric came by again to continue to work on the lady.

AND Intern Edwin came by to check out the progress. It was a little different working while someone else was around simply to watch. But Eric and I forged ahead steadily. Eventually we both began talking about the painting techniques we were using. I had a dry-brush technique for the shaded grassy areas whereas Eric used a combination of washes.

If you are unfamiliar with those terms, here’s a simple breakdown:

Dry-Brush: is a painting technique in which a paint brush that is relatively dry, but still holds paint, is used. Load is applied to a dry support such as paper or primed canvas. The resulting brush strokes have a characteristic scratchy look that lacks the smooth appearance that washes or blended paint commonly have.
Wash: is a painting technique in which a paint brush that is very wet with solvent and holds a small paint load is applied to a wet or dry support such as paper or primed or raw canvas. The result is a smooth and uniform area that ideally lacks the appearance of brush strokes and is semi-transparent.

 

Through out the conversation Eric and I both reflected on our opposite backgrounds and experiences at SCAD. Though we both started off in opposite directions we somehow managed to end up together and because of our diverse backgrounds work well together. Plus, it’s kinda epic making a wall transform and tell a story.

Till next week.
{I’ll show you how to make clouds} :)

~*~

 

 

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