Wednesday, November 09, 2005

I've looked at clouds from both sides now

This is the other painting project that I've been working on--clouds for a family out in Gig Harbor. They are expecting a baby girl (any day now), so they are moving their two-year-old boy out of the nursery and into his own airplane-themed room. The clouds were a nice change from some of the more exacting work that I've been doing recently.

The plan was for me to paint some airplanes as well (like WWI era biplanes) but because of the set painting for the play, and various people getting sick at inconvenient times, I wasn't able to devote the time to this project that I would have liked. I went out yesterday and finished up the clouds. The plan at this point is that they'll decide whether they do want airplanes or if they'll stick with just the clouds, and they'll get back to me after Christmas. That sounds good. In the meantime I can focus on the Hogwarts mural again, and this drawing for my sister-in-law's uncle, which I still haven't started.



Overall I'm pleased with how it turned out. It was a quick job, anyway. Quick for me. The hardest part was doing some of the clouds on the ceiling. Aside from the fact that painting above your head is tiring work, the undersides of clouds are often pretty featureless, so it was hard to make them interesting but realistic.


This is the ceiling fan that started it all. Isn't it cool?

9 comments:

April said...

Very cool Helena.

marg said...

Wow, what beautiful clouds! You are super talented!!

Emily Kate said...

That room is so cool! Your clouds look great! And I love that your stake was doing "Savior of the World"! The sets look great!

Carin said...

Awesome clouds Helena!

Mimi said...

That's a very cool ceiling fan, it goes so well with the clouds! Awesome job!

Helena's Dad said...

Dave Gomez, who I work with, said, "I think seeing an airplane diving at me would give me nightmares!"

Janelle said...

What a cool room! The clouds look so real!

Amy Sorensen said...

Want to come out to Utah and paint my kids' rooms? You do such great work. Bet they loved it!

Amy B. said...

beautiful!