Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The "Star Wars" Mural

After almost a month of work, the "Star Wars" mural is finished. I spent almost three weeks researching, doing layouts, making the full-size drawings, and gathering all the necessary stuff. Last week I spent five days in Annapolis, painting the mural on the wall. Here are some pictures of the result.

This is the entire wall, all 13'x14' of it.

This is the left side, with Chewbacca, Yoda, and Han Solo.

Here's the right side, with Luke, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2D2, and C3PO.

A detail shot of the Millennium Falcon.

And my favorite part, the light-saber duel between Darth Vader and Luke.

The visit to Annapolis wasn't all work. Tim and Caprice are old friends and fabulous hosts and we spent a lot of time just having fun together. We also got to see Konrad and Mary Beth and their boys. All of us lived on the same cul-de-sac in Maryland about 15 years ago and have seen each other only sporadically since then. So we had a lot of catching up to do.

And there was the end of an era. I sold our Land Rover to my cousin Logan. We've had the Rover for ten years and 157,000 miles. It's a great car and is in great shape, but it needed an owner ... how shall I put this ... who has a full-time paying job. A Land Rover is not the car you need if you're a self-employed artist. So it's goodbye to the Land Rover. It'll do Logan very well.

Now it's time to get back to normal. As if I have any idea what that is ...


Kanani said...

I'm getting rid of a Volvo. Same thing. It requires a much wealthier owner!

SillyLittleLady said...

Only 'normal' for a week then you'll have company :D And we are *so* looking forward to it!