I was commissioned to paint moths on this gate & gate post!
And these are the species I was asked to paint;
Emperor moth male & female, Large Emerald, Scarce Silver-Lines, Lime Hawk, Bulrush Wainscot, Convovulus Hawk moth, Privet Hawk moth, Pebble Prominent, and Scarce Burnished Brass.
I used enamel paints, which I have used before but not for this kind of detailed paintings. I always thought that enamel paints dry very slowly and they are pain because I can't just wash the brushes with water and soap! But I really enjoyed it and I think it looks nice. I wonder if anybody would like me to paint moths on a narrow boat!?!?!
I have been busy working on 2 murals in Stoke Aldermoor, Coventry.
Great Year 6 kids from Aldermoor Farm Primary School helped me painting them, and they are going to be installed on the wall of a community Centre (LIFE Centre) which is located right next to the school.
One is War Memorial mural, and the other is nature mural.
1 mural is made up with 3 boards and as they were laid flat on the ground, I couldn't get the whole mural in one photo!
I'll put the pictures up when they are on the wall, but this is roughly how they look!
This time last year I was involved with another mural work for Sowe Valley Project (Warwickshire Wildlife Trust).
FINALLY the boards were installed this week!!!!!
This one is my nature board.
And I did some sessions at the Aldermoor Farm Primary School, and some base painting (the swans and the tree) so community groups / schools can add their handprints!!
The under-paths are located under Allard Way, between Alan Higgs Centre and Lindfield Park.