Ace Rubber Stamp Co.
Animal Kingdom Lodge
Orlando Int'l Airport
Straub's Seafood Grill
Construction Co. Office
Wings & Grill
Kaley Street Center
Murals can make a business distinctive among other buildings,
identifiable to find, a landmark in the community as exterior art.
Inside it gives ambience and projects an atmosphere as interior
Murals are not just a casual happening. They take some effort and
for that reason they are usually custom artwork. Most often people
know what they want. I have followed a chosen image, designed an
image around an idea and even filled in a blank. I have made my
murals into two categories.
These always require a careful examination of the wall (or
other surface) to be sure it is in stable condition. The products
used and the care taken to do the work wonít matter if the footing
is bad. Works open to the weather requires the direct paint
method. This is just what it implies, painting directly on the
surface. There are a number of excellent products available
including clear coat protection against weather and the sun. It
also makes my work day subject to the weather conditions, daylight
hours and, of course, I must be there, on site for application.
These murals have two options: direct paint and application.
Direct paint, is as I described above. Application is painting on a
canvas at my studio and installing that canvas at the site. This
only works for indoor murals because it requires a controlled
atmosphere. It is also a controlled work atmosphere and work site.
In my studio all tools, paints and brushes donít have to be stored
away at the end of each day. I have all hours of access and am not
trying to avoid paint on someoneís carpet. I am in my own town and
do not need living accommodations while I am on the job. This is
especially useful for a place of business because there is no
disruption to their process. One day there is suddenly a mural.