So, about the mural. I'm decent at drawing, but haven't done much with paint. I made a clock once and painted a coffee cup stencil on it. I used regular paint. I"m not sure how to use acrylics, which most people do on walls.
I have a grandma who paints tole art and landscape scenes. She can definitely, really, honest to goodness paint. So, I talked to her about it. She thinks I absolutely should use acrylics, rather than regular wall paint.
I don't know how to that.
I told hubby I needed to buy some supplies and practice on a piece of painted drywall. I wanted to use the same medium I will be using with the mural, so as to see what it'll be like.
We went to a Jeffrey Allan's to find painting supplies, to find that they closed out their painting section. Hubby suggested JoAnn's Fabrics cause he wanted to look at fleece for a blanket for the firestation. It gets cold at night there.
I found this system at JoAnn's:
I was excited.
I went ahead and got their brushes just because they were all in a pack and it was everything I needed. And I thought it would be good to have all of the same 'system'.
While asking one of the store helpers about paint, she told me that they were holding a Social Artworking painting class the weekend after next!
I totally signed up! AND they were having an open house which meant I got the class half off!
You had to choose between two pictures and there was a list of supplies I needed.
Seriously, I am so jazzed. I have a supply list. I'm taking a class! Hehehe
I loved school. I love learning.
The teacher teaches at one of the colleges nearby. So, we have a knowledgeable teacher.
When I'm done, I'll leave with the painting completed.
I really feel that if I can paint with the tecniques on this painting, I can definitely do the wall, no problem.