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Crestwood Elementary Mural

Now stay tuned and watch us complete this one!  Our motto is: WE CAN DO IT!!

Hey Everyone!  Meet Isabella Le and Eva Derevyankin!  These two young ladies proved to be indispensable during our Crestwood Elementary School mural.  I had made them my permanent Safety/Photo team and they performed more than adequately, anticipating trip hazards, attending to uncoiled power cords, etc.  More importantly they stayed on task and chronicled our exciting progress.  I am accrediting the following photos to them.  Congratulations to them as I understand that these will be their first published works.  How fun!!

Lots of measuring and layout....Ugh....Come on Uncle Dan we want to paint!

Sorry kids but you gotta do the layout!  You've got to draw it before you paint it!

Allright finally some paint on the canvas! A whole sky in one day!!

The kids have been so diligent in their duties.  They have  been patient and willing to help their team mates.  They should be very proud of themselves....I am if no one else is haha!

It will start to look like something soon!

Everyone has a job to do and I am proud how they all have performed their duties with a glad heart and willing hands.

We're getting there but boy oh boy do we have a long way to go.  Great Job Team!!

Making trees is so much fun!

Okay Everybody! You've got your assignments!

Meet Hannah!  She has been like my foreman on this project, always anticipating our next need or area of attention.  She has been part of the reason we have made our schedule... and just look at the concentration!

Wow What a team huh?  We're having sooo much fun too!!!

There's still a long way to go!

We're getting there!

Stay tuned because we are approaching the finish line.  "We Can Do It!"

Approaching completion

READY???

WOW!!!

Our motto has been "We Can Do It!!"   ....and indeed we did!   I am so proud of my team, they have performed admirably and should be proud of themselves! 

 

Well these kids wore  'Ol Uncle Dan down.  I wish I had all of their energy.  I do hope they learned a few things too!

Cool Seahawk Mural (note: before viewing this please disable any cool metering devices or phone apps that measure cool....cause it's so cool it will blow them up)

Come along with me through the sequences of events that need to occur to successfully create a mural.  First I run my mouth (anyone surprised?) and in this case I discussed with Duane Kaler, the owner of  the Tapout Saloon at 1055 Sunset Boulevard in Renton Wa his vision and what he might like to see on the side of his building.

 I then draw and draw until we have modified the idea of Duane's to his satisfaction.

Until we kind of have a bunch of drawings to indicate to me how I might incorporate my ideas and the colors I might need.

.......and then I paint...

.....and paint

Moving right along...

Here is the Seahawk momma flying in the quarterback of the New England Patriots (Brady) for the baby seahawks to feast on..... pretty cool idea huh?  Duane had this vision and he and I mind melded to come up with this complete design....so cool it ain't even cool....Huh?  Or what?

TA-DAaaa!   Or what?

Wisdom House Mural   Auburn, Wa.

Would you look at that? A beautiful canvas if I ever saw one.
Masking, sanding, and priming. The preparations are underway.

Making some good progress on the brick entry-way.

Here is the first wall of our proposed Tuscan scene.  I am very pleased with it and hope to tie in the shadows with the rest of the mural.

Caribbean Bar Scene

"Barkeep! How 'bout a schooner?"

A before and after shot worthy of note...

I love engaging in distraction art!